Classification: Applied Mathematics (or Pure Mathematics, Statistics, or related discipline)
The American University of Paris invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Mathematics beginning August 1st, 2023. This full-time position is housed in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Environmental Science. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on 5 December 2022. The search will continue until the position is filled. Qualifications. Candidates must have a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, or a related discipline at the time of appointment. An Applied Mathematician is preferred for this position, but excellent applications from candidates in related fields will be considered. Specialties of particular interest include mathematical and computational modeling (particularly for the social sciences); computational biology and environmental modeling (ecological and population dynamics, gene/genomic theory); public health modeling (epidemiological modeling, demographic modeling); statistical modeling (including data analysis and data science); predictive modeling, machine learning and language models (computational linguistics, natural language models in data science); physical sciences (astrophysics, climate, fluid dynamics, climate). Candidates should show a proven capacity for research and engaged teaching. Teaching experience within a liberal arts context or familiarity with liberal arts education is desirable. Strong interdisciplinary interest in the social sciences or an applied discipline is an asset. The candidate must be able to speak and write in fluent English. The ability to speak French is recommended but not required. European Union citizenship or legal right to work in France, while helpful, is not necessary at the time of application. We invite and encourage members of underrepresented populations to apply. The University is an equal opportunity employer for whom diversity is an essential source of vitality and strength. The Institution: Founded in 1962, The American University of Paris (AUP) is a small, undergraduate and master’s degree-granting institution with a Liberal Arts core, dedicated to the advancement of the Arts & Sciences in an international and multicultural environment. AUP brings together the values of the American higher education system with its location in Paris and Europe. Located at the crossroads of American and European institutions of higher education and research, AUP facilitates its faculty’s development of an international and stimulating professional network. The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredits AUP in the United States of America. AUP has cooperative agreements USA and European-based universities. The Department: Cherishing the ideals of the liberal arts, the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Environmental Science aims for a contextualized and active learning approach. Emphasizing interdisciplinary education and research, the department maintains close ties with other departments within the University as well as with research centres, universities, and industry in Europe and all over the world. The full-time faculty in the department have expertise in a diverse collection of disciplines including number theory, group theory, statistics, computer science, data science, artificial intelligence, automated reasoning, human-computer interaction, evolutionary biology, behavioural ecology, biodiversity, biophysics, planetary science, astronomy, and climate. The department hosts majors in Mathematics and Computer Science, in Computer Science, in Quantitative Environmental Science, and in Environmental Studies, along with six minors, and a small but growing curriculum in Data Science, including a master’s program in Human Rights and Data Science. We contribute to AUP’s innovative Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum by providing AUP students with skills for quantitative, experimental and abstract reasoning; comprehension, analysis, and integration of knowledge; digital literacy and critical thinking; and skills to formulate and efficiently solve problems. Responsibilities: • The full-time teaching load consists of six courses per year within the undergraduate mathematics curriculum. Faculty are also expected to contribute to the development of new courses. • Teaching responsibilities will primarily be focused in the department’s Mathematics curriculum. Most of the courses taught in mathematics are in introductory calculus and statistics classes, as well mathematics for Liberal Arts classes. Depending on the successful candidate’s area of expertise, teaching higher level applied mathematics, pure mathematics or statistics courses would also be expected. Teaching in other areas of the core curriculum (for example, in the First Bridge program or in Digital Literacy classes) would be possible. Development of interdisciplinary courses linking mathematics, statistics, or data science with other areas of the AUP curriculum would be desirable. • Maintain an active research program, ideally involving undergraduate students where possible, culminating in publications in peer-reviewed international journals. • Research collaboration with other institutions is highly encouraged, particularly if specialized equipment or expertise is required. • Service to the department will include advising students, participation in committee work and contributing to curricular development and innovation. • Service to the university will entail participating in assessment, interdisciplinary collaboration, and faculty governance, including attending full faculty, departmental, and committee meetings. Faculty at AUP must have a commitment to liberal arts education in a highly international environment and pursue international research and scholarship. We seek engaged teacher-scholars and have high expectations of teaching and scholarly research for promotion. AUP follows an American model of academic promotion (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor). Applications: Please submit your application through https://apply.interfolio.com/116409 to include: • cover letter • curriculum vitae • statement of pedagogical philosophy with evidence of teaching effectiveness • statement of research interests • a writing sample of recent scholarship • three confidential letters of reference The search committee will begin reviewing applications on 5 December 2022. The search will continue until the position is filled.
Last updated: 17 November 2022