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Academic Faculty

(Assistant Professor in Applied Algebra or Applied Discrete Mathematics)


Open for Recruitment:  September 21, 2012 - January 17, 2013
Announcement #:  10000000804
Salary Range:  Commensurate with Experience
Full or Part Time:  Full Time
Shift:  9 Month
Location: Moscow

Materials Required:
    Online Application
    Cover Letter
    Curriculum Vitae
    Research Statement
    Teaching Statement
    Letters of Reference
    Unofficial Transcripts

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Idaho invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Applied Algebra or Applied Discrete Mathematics.  This is an academic year (9-month) position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 12, 2013. 

 Responsibilities Include:

  • Carrying out an active research program
  • Teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Contributing to the development of the departmentís B.S., M.S., M.A.T., and Ph.D. degree programs

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Mathematics or related field (or expected by August 13, 2013) If in a related field, candidate must have a Masters degree or equivalent background in mathematics
  • Evidence of excellence in research in some area of Applied Algebra or Applied Discrete Mathematics
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching
 Desirable Qualifications:
  • Evidence of likely success in attracting external funding
  • Complement department strengths in Mathematical Biology, Algebraic Geometry, Arithmetic Geometry, Algebraic Combinatorics, Automorphic Forms, Commutative Algebra, Graph Theory, Signal Processing and Data Analysis
  • Ability to strongly contribute to our graduate curriculum
  • Ability and interest in teaching a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Open to participating in research and interdisciplinary research with others at the University of Idaho and at universities in the region.

Application Procedures:
Applicants who meet the required qualifications should apply online at  Include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, at least three letters of reference including one teaching reference, and (unofficial) transcripts. Letters of reference should be submitted electronically to (preferred) or mailed to:
Search Committee
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1103
Moscow, ID 83844-1103

Review of applications will begin January 17, 2013, and continue until a suitable applicant pool is identified. Please direct any questions regarding this position to We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
The Department of Mathematics offers a variety of degree programs through the doctoral level. The faculty consists of strong researchers in several areas including Mathematical Biology, Algebraic and Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, Automorphic forms, Algebraic Combinatorics and Graph Theory, Partial Differential Equations, Analysis, Probability Theory and Mathematics Education.  There is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research with faculty in other departments in the region including at Washington State University (only eight miles away).  For more information about our department please visit our website 

The College of Science consists of the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics.  The college currently enrolls 800 undergraduate students and 220 graduate students and employs 100 faculty and 40 staff.  The faculty research is largely supported by approximately $8 million in external grant funding.  The College of Science was established in 2002.

About the University of Idaho

Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the stateís land-grant institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year. The University of Idaho is classified by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation as high research activity. The student population of 12,000 includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars, who select from more than 130 degree options in the colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Art and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Law; Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Natural Resources; and Science. The university also is charged with the statewide mission for medical education through the WWAMI program. The university combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities and focuses on helping students to succeed and become leaders. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. For more information, visit

Moscow, the home of the University of Idaho is a city of 22,000 people, nestled between Moscow Mountain and the beautiful rolling hills of the Palouse. With a small town friendliness and safety, Moscow is referred to as the "Heart of the Arts," featuring an annual international Jazz Festival, live music on the town, the Rendezvous in the Park, and summer theatre. Moscow is a great place for those who love the outdoors, with beautiful rivers, lakes, and diverse mountains within short driving distance. Moscow is also a great location for higher education.  The University of Idaho and Washington State University, just eight miles apart, share a large number of cross-listed courses and many collaborative programs and research activities. Moscow is 80 miles from Spokane, Washington, and an hourís flight from Seattle. 


To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.