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Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Mathematics Announced at Michigan State Univ

Posted: February 4, 2023

The Department of Mathematics at Michigan State University invites applications for two (2)
tenure system positions beginning Fall 2023. Michigan State University’s department of
Mathematics represents all areas of mathematics and has leading research groups in Algebra and
Algebraic Geometry, Analysis and Differential Equations, Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics,
Dynamical Systems, Geometry, Number Theory, and Topology, with cross cutting research at
the interfaces of these important areas. In conjunction with these research activities, the
department is home to a vibrant postdoctoral program and a strong PhD program. The
department supports BS degrees in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, and Computational
Mathematics, as well as an Advanced Mathematics undergraduate program, with many students
continuing to advanced degrees.
One tenure system position will focus on research in geometry. Preference will be given to
applicants with an emphasis on geometric analysis broadly defined. The second tenure system
position will focus on research in combinatorics. Preference will be given to applicants with
research in combinatorics, theoretical applied mathematics, or working at their interface.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to carry out cutting edge research,
commitments to teaching and mentorship of students, and initiative in building an equitable and
diverse scholarly and instructional environment. While we expect the appointment to be at the
assistant professor level, depending on the experience of the candidate, an appointment at the
level of associate or full professor can be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with
at least 2 years of experience beyond the Ph.D.
We request that applications include:
        • A one page cover letter that frames the application in the context of this ad and MSU’s
        Mathematics Department and addresses the relation of the candidate’s research to the
        areas of research preference.
        • Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications, a history of external funding,
        contributed and invited talks, teaching and mentoring roles, contributions to the academic
        community, and efforts in public outreach.
        • A 2–6 page research statement highlighting past research accomplishments and future
        plans that frame the applicant’s ability to conduct independent research. This statement
        should include experience or plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the
        mathematics research community.
        • A 2–3 page teaching statement describing the applicant’s experience in instruction and
        research mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, including experiences or
        plans to create an inclusive and equitable learning environment for students.
        • Four letters of reference. Three of these letters should address the applicant’s research
        while one letter should address the applicant’s instructional experience.

Applications for the geometry tenure system position should be submitted via
Applications for the combinatorics tenure system position should be submitted via
The evaluation process will begin on November 1, 2022, and review of applications will
continue until the position is filled.
Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Keith Promislow
( Applicants are encouraged to explore the MSU Department of
Mathematics website at
Remote Work Statement: MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this
position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties
can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identify, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
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