Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Mathematics

George Mason University   Fairfax, VA   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 18, 2022
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Mathematics

The George Mason University Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2023. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department:

George Mason University, located 16 miles from Washington, D.C., is a large and highly diverse public university in Virginia. Mason has grown rapidly in the past 20 years, and in the past 10 years has become an R1 university and repeatedly ranked among the most diverse and innovative public universities in the country.

The Mathematical Sciences Department offers undergraduate, Master’s, and Ph.D. programs in pure, applied, and computational mathematics. High-level research across a variety of disciplines is strengthened through collaborations with local government/industry partners and nearby universities. High-quality teaching and community engagement is achieved through innovative strategies including extensive outreach work, active learning, hands-on undergraduate research, and internship programs with high success rates among both undergraduate and graduate students. For more information about the department, visit us on the web at math.gmu.edu.

The George Mason University College of Science (Mason Science) is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation, and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and support the department’s undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. programs in Mathematics. The position is in support of the state-funded Tech Talent Investment Program (TTIP) which seeks to increase the number of Virginia graduates at the bachelor’s and master’s level in technology and computing related fields including mathematical sciences. The search will focus on applicants with expertise in the areas of computational and applied mathematics including modeling, dynamical systems, mathematical biology, and computational materials science, but all disciplines will be considered.

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree by 25 August 2023, and must have strong records in both research and teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates with postdoctoral experience are preferred;
  • Candidates should show a commitment to initiatives promoting access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion;
  • Evidence of strong communication skills (e.g., technical talks, presentations, etc.) as well as a clear commitment to leadership, service, and outreach activities will be highly valued; and
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests align with those of the department and with the TTIP goals.

Special Instructions to Applicants 

For full consideration, applications must be received by December 8, 2022, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and at least four letters of recommendation, one of which discusses teaching. Applicants who are selected for interviews will be required to submit applications online at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ using position number F845AZ.

Other correspondence may be directed to math@gmu.edu or by regular mail to:

Search Committee (Tenure-Track Assistant Professor)

Department of Mathematics Sciences

Exploratory Hall, Room 4400

Mail Stop 3F2

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA 22030

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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