Job Opportunities

The University of Chicago Department of Mathematics invites applications for the following positions:

Assistant Professor

Position Description

The University of Chicago Department of Mathematics invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor. Successful candidates are typically two to four years past the Ph.D. These positions are intended for mathematicians whose work has been of outstandingly high caliber. Appointees are expected to have the potential to become leading figures in their fields. The appointment is generally for three years, with the possibility for renewal. The teaching obligation is up to three one-quarter courses per year.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to include additional information related to their teaching experience, such as evaluations from courses previously taught, as well as an AMS cover sheet. If you have applied for an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, please include that information in your application, and let us know how you plan to use it if awarded. Questions may be directed to matwimberly@uchicago.edu. We will begin screening applications on November 1, 2021. Screening will continue until all available positions are filled.

Qualifications

Completion of a Ph.D. in mathematics or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.

Application Instructions

Required materials are: (a) a cover letter, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) three or more letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability, (d) a description of previous research and plans for future mathematical research and (e) a teaching statement.

Applications must be submitted online through https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/17871 .


We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

L.E. Dickson Instructor

Position Description

The University of Chicago Department of Mathematics invites applications for the position of L.E. Dickson Instructor. This is open to mathematicians who have recently completed or will soon complete a doctorate in mathematics or a closely related field, and whose work shows remarkable promise in mathematical research. The initial appointment is for a term of up to three years. The teaching obligation is generally four one-quarter courses per year. If you are two or more years post Ph.D., we encourage you to apply for our Assistant Professor position as well at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/17871.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to include additional information related to their teaching experience, such as evaluations from courses previously taught, as well as an AMS cover sheet. If you have applied for an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, please include that information in your application, and let us know how you plan to use it if awarded. Questions may be directed to matwimberly@uchicago.edu. We will begin screening applications on November 1, 2021. Screening will continue until all available positions are filled.

Qualifications

Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in mathematics or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.

Application Instructions

Required materials are: (a) a cover letter, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) three or more letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability, (d) a description of previous research and plans for future mathematical research and (e) a teaching statement.

Applications must be submitted online through https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/17870.


We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Associate Senior Instructional Professor

Description

In consultation with faculty leadership, the Associate Senior Instructional Professor is responsible for leading the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of curricular programs in Financial Mathematics; supervising other teaching personnel; recommending ways to optimize teaching in MSFM, including possible changes to personnel and/or curriculum; providing academic and career advice to students; and contributing to the development and academic administration of degree and non-degree programs in Financial Mathematics. In partial fulfillment of these responsibilities, the Associate Senior Instructional Professor will, among other duties, oversee the process of collecting and analyzing ratings, reviews, and observations of MSFM courses, instructors, and TAs/graders; participate in the recruitment and hiring of Lecturers; and participate in the formulation and communication of policies, procedures, and best practices regarding the duties of Lecturers.

The Associate Senior Instructional Professor’s responsibilities extend to offerings of the Financial Mathematics program outside of the MS degree sequence; in particular the Associate Senior Instructional Professor will help develop and manage the undergraduate Summer Scholars program in Financial Mathematics, the non-degree professional certificate programs in Financial Mathematics, and joint Bachelors-MS degrees in Financial Mathematics.

The Associate Senior Instructional Professor is to teach 200 units annually in courses to be assigned by the MSFM program. Teach additional coursework (in the MSFM curriculum or in workshop/non-degree/certificate offerings) on an ESP basis by mutual agreement.

As Deputy Director, manage all staff, including career development office (CDO), student/faculty services, and IT. Organize the process of hiring staff for open positions, such as for marketing/recruiting/admissions. Delegate tasks and hold staff accountable for task completion. Serve as a mentor/trainer to junior staff. Promote teamwork among staff. Approve appropriate payments (or reimbursements of payments by staff) of a routine nature to vendors. Update operational policies and procedures to maintain best practices. Propose and implement efficiency improvements / cost-saving measures / restructurings.

Advise on issues raised by, and handle issues escalated by units within Financial Math (CDO, student/faculty services, IT, and recruiting/marketing/admissions) or delegated by Director. Take front-line responsibilities in those units, when necessitated by extended absences or vacancies. Escalate issues to Director as needed.

Qualifications

Graduate degree in finance/business/economics or mathematics from a top-tier university. 3+ years of education-sector work experience, in a management/leadership role in a professional graduate degree program, preferably in financial mathematics/engineering. 10+ years of teaching experience, with a record of excellence, in professional graduate degree programs, in business or financial mathematics/engineering, with the majority of that time as lead instructor in one or more courses. Research experience and professional experience sufficient to establish superior professional credentials, in economics or finance or financial mathematics/engineering. Leadership, planning, management, organizational, supervisory skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Proven excellence in statistical analysis of data.

Application Instructions

Applicants must upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and curricula development experience, syllabi of courses you've designed and taught, description of experience of managing personnel and/or academic programs. Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment site: https://apply.interfolio.com/90448


We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.