Tenure Track Faculty Position in Gravitational Wave Data Analysis at Rochester Institute of Technology

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Deadline:  2013-12-01

Location:  Rochester, NY, USA

Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level starting August 2014. Responsibilities include research, teaching, and service to the School of Mathematical Sciences (SMS), the College of Science, and RIT.

Successful applicants are expected to contribute to the scholarship of the SMS through externally funded research and peer-reviewed publications, teaching, mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and participating in developing a new Ph.D. program in Mathematical Modeling. We are looking for candidates who can add to the School’s current strengths in gravitational wave data analysis.

We are seeking individuals who have the ability and interest to contribute to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity, and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.


The School of Mathematical Sciences has 64 faculty members and four administrative staff members. There are 169 undergraduate students in the school’s three undergraduate programs: Applied Mathematics, Computational Mathematics, and Applied Statistics. In addition, there are 35 students in its Master’s degree program in Applied and Computational Mathematics. The school offers mathematics courses for students from every RIT program. SMS faculty members are also involved in the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology, Computing and Information Science, and Imaging Science.

The School of Mathematical Sciences is a division of the College of Science that promotes both teaching and research. SMS faculty members are involved with two research centers within the College of Science: the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, http://ccrg.rit.edu/, and the Center for Applied and Computational Mathematics, http://www.rit.edu/cos/math/acm/, and some SMS faculty members participate in other research centers across the college and university. We have recently hired applied mathematicians in the fields of mathematical physiology, computational physics, general relativity, fluid dynamics, and mathematical imaging, and we are developing a Ph.D. program in Mathematical Modeling.


* A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the mathematical sciences or in a related field completed by November 17, 2013.
* Ability to communicate effectively in English.
* Professional experience compatible with strengthening existing gravitational wave data analysis research in SMS and contributing to the development of a Ph.D. program in Mathematical Modeling.
* Potential to collaborate with SMS and/or RIT faculty.
* One or more years of postdoctoral research or college-level teaching after Ph.D. completed or equivalent experience by Fall 2014.
* An ongoing record of peer-reviewed publications.
* A commitment to obtaining external grants to support research.
* A commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, including the ability to teach advanced courses in statistics.
* A commitment to mentoring graduate and undergraduate students in research.
* Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.


Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Enter requisition number 811BR for the position in gravitational wave data analysis. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a vita including a list of publications and the names, addresses and phone numbers for three references; a description of research plans that also addresses efforts and/or plans to obtain external funding, potential to collaborate with SMS/RIT faculty, and commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research; a statement of teaching philosophy and any experience that also addresses commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, including the ability to teach advanced courses in statistics; up to three sample publications/preprints; and a “contribution to diversity” statement. Please arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation, one of which includes an assessment of teaching potential, sent directly via email to smsjobs@rit.edu.

You can contact the search committee with questions about the position at smsjobs[AT]rit.edu.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants are encouraged to apply by December 1, 2013.




Curriculum Vitae or Resume
Cover Letter
Research Statement
Statement of Diversity Contribution
List of References
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Letters of Recommendation


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