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Postdoctoral Positions in Mathematics
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Ranked in the top fifteen nationally, Vanderbilt University is a private, internationally recognized research university with a diverse student body including over 13,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Vanderbilt is located close to downtown in Nashville, Tennessee, which is a vibrant city with a wide variety of cultural and entertainment activities. The Department of Mathematics is a strong research department with more than 30 continuing faculty and 15 postdocs. General information about the department is available at https://as.vanderbilt.edu/math/.

We invite applications for several postdoctoral positions in the research areas of the Department of Mathematics beginning fall 2022. These are three-year appointments with a competitive salary, a teaching load of up to three courses per year, and a stipend to support research. We are looking for individuals with outstanding research potential and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to recent doctorates. Evaluation of applications will commence on December 1, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled.

Please submit your application and supporting materials electronically through Mathjobs.org at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs. Please provide the AMS Cover Sheet, a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, a research statement, a teaching statement, and four letters of recommendation (to be submitted by the letter writers through Mathjobs.org), one of which must discuss the applicant’s teaching qualifications.

Vanderbilt University is committed to recruiting an academically and culturally diverse community of exceptional faculty. Vanderbilt is an AA/EO employer and particularly encourages applications from minorities and women.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with Tenure Positions in Mathematics
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

The Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics invites applications for a position at the level of tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with tenure. The start date is flexible, with a target of Fall 2022 or later. The position is affiliated with VandyGRAF, Vanderbilt University’s newly formed initiative for GRavity, wAves, and Fluids – a collaborative, interdisciplinary initiative. Vanderbilt University is prepared to generously support the position with competitive resources and conditions.

VandyGRAF is a research-focused enterprise that cuts across traditional discipline boundaries by providing mathematicians, physicists, astrophysicists, and data scientists with the resources and space to connect and collaborate on projects of outstanding scientific merit. A current list of initiative members can be found at https://as.vanderbilt.edu/physics/gwaf/. VandyGRAF is developing into a vibrant entity featuring newly added tenure-track members, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and substantial resources to support initiative-affiliated activities, including dedicated space in a newly renovated building.

Applications are solicited from researchers working in all areas of mathematics connected with one or more of the following:

• Geometric analysis related to gravity, waves, fluids, kinetic theory, or related areas
• General relativity: mathematical or numerical
• Fluid mechanics: mathematical or numerical
• Mathematical physics

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to fostering excellence through an academically and culturally diverse community of scholars. For example, the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD program was founded in the Department of Physics & Astronomy and has become a national model for the recruitment, retention, and training of talented underrepresented minority scholars in physics and astronomy. Given our diverse graduate cohort, we welcome candidates with experience in equity, diversity, and inclusion in teaching, mentoring, research, or service.

Required Qualifications: A PhD in mathematics or a closely related field. Tenure-track applicants are expected to have demonstrated potential for excellence in research, professional leadership, teaching, and mentoring. Applicants for an Associate Professor position are expected to have an established track record of excellence in research, teaching, and professional leadership, and to be ready to assume a leadership role in VandyGRAF-affiliated activities.

Application materials required: Submit the following items online at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/18835 to complete your application: (1) a Cover Letter, (2) a complete CV including published works and preprints, (3) a Statement of Teaching and Mentoring Philosophy no more than two pages in length, (4) a Diversity Statement no more than two pages in length, (5) a research statement no more than 5 pages in length that in particular addresses the candidate’s potential for collaborative research across mathematics and physics, (6) at least four letters of recommendation (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site, one of which should specifically address the candidate’s teaching. Candidates who submit an application via Mathjobs.org will receive a targeted link requesting some additional information. Preference will be given to applications received by December 1, 2021. Candidates who submit an application via Mathjobs.org will receive a targeted link requesting some additional information. Preference will be given to applications received by December 1, 2021.

Senior Lecturer Positions
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

The Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics invites applications for three senior lecturer positions beginning Fall 2022. These positions are three-year, non-tenure-track appointments and carry a teaching load of three undergraduate courses per semester. These positions are renewable conditional on institutional need and instructor performance. We are looking for individuals with a Ph.D., awarded by August 15, 2022, in mathematics or statistics who have an outstanding record of and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Candidates should also present evidence of good mentoring, organizational, and administrative skills.

Our undergraduate courses range in size from 15 to 40 students enabling engaged, active learning and we strive to create an inclusive community that inspires and encourages collaboration. We are actively working to improve our first-year calculus courses in order to smooth the students’ transition from high school.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a teaching portfolio, and three letters of recommendation.

The teaching statement should convey the candidate’s teaching philosophy and practices. In addition, it should outline the candidate’s ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and to potentially serve as a mentor for students from traditionally under-represented groups.

The teaching portfolio should illustrate previous teaching experience. It could, for instance, include course materials written by the applicant. Please include summaries of recent student evaluations (at most 5 pages) if available. Candidates should be prepared to provide full teaching evaluations upon request.

All letters of recommendation should address the candidate’s qualifications as a teacher. Reference letter writers will be asked to submit their letters online through Mathjobs.

Evaluation of the applications will begin on December 15, 2021, and continue until the positions are filled. For information about the Department of Mathematics at Vanderbilt University, please consult the web at http://as.vanderbilt.edu/math/.

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Professor of the Practice Position (NTT)
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

The Department of Mathematics at Vanderbilt University invites applications for an open rank Professor of the Practice position (non-tenure-track) in Undergraduate Mathematics Pedagogy, beginning Fall 2022. Rank will be assigned to the successful candidate commensurate with their experience. The position carries a teaching load of 3 courses per semester. Load may be reduced to account for administrative and/or program development responsibilities.

Our undergraduate courses range in size from 15 to 40 students, enabling engaged, active learning, and we strive to create an inclusive community that inspires and encourages collaboration.

This position offers opportunities to provide intellectual and administrative leadership for the Department’s Program of Calculus, the primary entry point to the mathematics curriculum. The Department and the University are currently in the process of reconceptualizing this key aspect of undergraduate mathematics education. The successful candidate would contribute significantly to defining and implementing the detailed vision for this reform effort.

We seek a colleague who has had experience running or creating a program of this nature, with background in supporting a diverse population of talented students in achieving academic success. The successful candidate will demonstrate an outstanding teaching record as well as evidence of good mentoring, organizational, and administrative skills.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue a personal trajectory of scholarship appropriate to their responsibilities and interests, which might include traditional publications as well as artifacts of the scholarship of practice.

Practice faculty members are mentored and reviewed regularly and are eligible for promotion.

Qualifications:
Applicants should have an earned doctorate in mathematics or a related field and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and program development.

Applicants for the position at a senior level should have an established track record of leadership in equity-focused work in undergraduate math education. Applicants for the position at a junior level should have experience working within and helping to shape the activities of a program with equity goals.

Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a teaching portfolio, and three letters of recommendation.

The teaching statement should convey the candidate’s teaching philosophy and practices. In addition, it should outline the candidate’s ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and to potentially serve as a mentor for students from traditionally under-represented groups.

The teaching portfolio should illustrate previous experience in teaching, course, and program development. Please include summaries of recent student evaluations (at most 5 pages) if available. Candidates should be prepared to provide full teaching evaluations upon request.

All letters of recommendation should address the candidate’s qualifications as a teacher and their ability to play a leadership role in our efforts to improve the Department’s Program of Calculus. Reference letter writers will be asked to submit their letters online through Mathjobs.

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 01, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications can be submitted at MathJobs.org, https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/19148.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity, intersectional identities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, without regard to race/color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Vanderbilt University has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, and staff, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Vanderbilt, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Effective, August 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Vanderbilt University.