Professor of Mathematics

University of Wisconsin Madison

Professor of Mathematics-Cluster Hire

Job no: 228871-FA

Work type: Faculty-Full Time

Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific


Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to hire a faculty member with research and teaching interests in the mathematical aspects of data science, broadly defined. This position is part of a campus-wide cluster initiative to expand and broaden expertise in the fundamentals of data science at UW-Madison. Three faculty positions will be hired in the cluster, which will build a world-class core of interdisciplinary strength in the mathematical, statistical, and algorithmic foundations of data science. This hiring initiative involves the Departments of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. It is anticipated that successful candidates will develop strong collaborations with existing data science research programs at UW-Madison -- especially with the other faculty hired under this cluster program -- and with external research centers. Tenure home for this position will be the Department of Mathematics. Further information regarding this cluster initiative can be found at:

Principal Duties:
Responsibilities include conducting research, teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and service at the professional and university level. Faculty will engage in robust research and develop and maintain extramural funding for research.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:
Ph.D. in Mathematics or a closely related field prior to start of appointment.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
Scholarly research record and teaching experience preferred. Appointment at the tenured level requires record of proven excellence in teaching, research and service.

Additional Information:
UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.

Please note that the other positions within this Cluster are/will be advertised separately.


Work Type:
Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:
AUGUST 23, 2021

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:
To apply for the position, please visit An application packet should include a completed AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a curriculum vitae which includes a publication list, and brief descriptions of research and teaching. Applicants should also arrange to have sent, to the above URL address, three or more letters of recommendation, at least one of which must discuss the applicant's teaching experiences and capabilities and potential. The deadline for ensuring full consideration is December 16, 2020, however the position will remain open and application may be considered until the position is filled. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Sebastien Roch

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Advertised: 12 Nov 2020 Central Standard Time

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