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Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics with a specialty in Environment and Life Sciences

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island
Closing date
Jan 9, 2024

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Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics with a specialty in Environment and Life Sciences

Location: Kingston

Applications are invited for a tenure-track, academic-year Assistant Professor joint position in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematical Sciences and one of the departments in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences. For this position, the tenure home will be the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematical Sciences. A successful candidate will be an applied mathematician with a specialty in one or more of: Biological Sciences; Cell and Molecular Biology; Environmental and Natural Resources; Fisheries, Animal, and Veterinary Sciences; Geosciences; Landscape Architecture; Marine Affairs; Natural Resources Science; and Plant Sciences and Entomology. We are seeking to attract a diverse pool of job applicants for this position. Among URI’s foundational values are the “freedom to learn, teach, and conduct research with integrity in the pursuit and dissemination of new knowledge aimed at contribution to the public good,” and “an inclusive, accessible, equitable, and diverse community whereby we respect the rights and dignity of all.” We seek candidates who are committed to that mission.

The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematical Sciences offers programs leading to BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees with applied math options at all levels. Along with the Department of Computer Science and Statistics, we co-govern the Data Science Program, which houses a BA, BS, MS (offered online only), and Graduate Certificate (offered online only). The research activities of the faculty are mainly concentrated in the areas of Complex Dynamical Systems, Data Science, Difference Equations, Discrete Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Numerical PDE’s and Linear Algebra, Optimization Control, and Probability.

The College of Environmental and Life Sciences has 9 departments with roughly 100 faculty who educate more than 2000 students per year in environmental and life sciences as well as environmental economics, management, and policy. The college offers degree programs at the BS, MS, and PhD levels. Faculty conduct research of relevance to the state, the nation, and the world and provide extension activities in support of the University’s land- and sea-grant missions.


Teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses; publishing original research in peer-reviewed academic journals; developing extramural grants and obtaining funding to support independent and interdisciplinary research projects; advising undergraduate and graduate students; and engaging in departmental, college, and university service. The teaching load will typically be two courses per semester with possible reduced teaching loads in the first two years and when bought out by an externally funded research grant or administrative work.

Visit URI jobs website at to view the full details of the position and to apply for faculty job posting (F00399).

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2023. Applications received after December 15, 2023, may be reviewed depending on search progress and needs, but are not guaranteed full consideration.


The University of Rhode Island is an EEOD employer.
Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities,
and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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