Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at St. John’s University Position Announcement

Full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of St. John’s University

The Institution

Established in 1870, St. John’s University has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy, Limerick, Ireland, and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Division/Department Information

Many of our faculty make use of our convenient location for participating in the numerous seminars in the area via public transportation, such as at NYU, Columbia University, the CUNY Graduate Center, and the Simons Foundation. You can find information about our faculty and their research interests at https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/schools-and-colleges/st-johns-college-liberal-arts-and-sciences/math-and-computer-science/department-faculty.


The responsibilities of this position will include: (1) Teaching any of the required undergraduate courses in our Mathematics program, as well as any of the undergraduate courses in our Computer Science program on the Staten Island campus (see pages 73-76 in https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/schools-and-colleges/bulletins/undergraduate-bulletin); (2) Producing high quality research in Mathematics or Theoretical Computer Science; (3) Advising (approximately 40) students in our Computer Science program on Staten Island; and  (4) Participating in the development of our Master’s Program in “Applied and Computational Mathematics” (see https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/schools-and-colleges/st-johns-college-liberal-arts-and-sciences/programs-and-majors/applied-and-computational-mathematics-master-arts).

The normal teaching load at St. John’s is 9 credits per week (3 courses) each semester. Each year faculty are able to apply for a reduction in their teaching load to 6 credits per week (2 courses) for the purpose of intensive research and scholarship.


Applicants should possess a PhD in Mathematics or Computer Science. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of teaching experience and a strong research program in Mathematics or Theoretical Computer Science. High quality teaching and research are essential for obtaining tenure in our department.

Application Process

A complete application must include:

  1. a cover letter explaining the interest of the applicant in the position in our department and in doing the work described in the “Responsibilities” above.
  2. a Curriculum Vitae that includes a list of publications.
  3. a research statement.
  4. a teaching statement.
  5. three letters of recommendation.

The first four items should be submitted electronically via the link below.


Please have the letters of recommendation sent by e-mail or mail to:

Mikhail Ostrovskii
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Pkwy
Queens, NY 11439
E-mail: ostrovsm@stjohns.edu

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.