Open Faculty Positions

Missouri University of Science and Technology 
Department of Mathematics and Statistics 
Postdoctoral Fellowship

Update (3/21/2018): This search has been temporarily suspended.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Missouri University of Science and Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral position starting in August 2018. This position is for one year, renewable once for a maximum of two years, and is not a tenure-track position. Salary and benefits are competitive. The potential for excellence in teaching and research is essential. Strong potential for obtaining external funding is desirable. 

Candidates are required to have an earned doctorate in the mathematical or statistical sciences, or in a related field, by August 2018.  The field of research is open, but the desired qualifications include having a documented research record in an area that meshes with the research interests of a current faculty member or group of faculty members (see  In their cover letter, applicants should identify a faculty member or research group of interest for collaboration, and explain how their research can both benefit from, and enhance, our research endeavors.

Applicants are asked to submit their materials online at Hard-copy applications will not be accepted. A complete application includes a cover letter of application, at least three letters of recommendation, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, a publication list. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

 The Department of Mathematics & Statistics has active B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs with 36 graduate students, 28 of which are at the doctoral level. The department has 20 tenure and tenure- track faculty and 5 non-tenure-track faculty. See department details at

About Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T is one of the nation’s leading research universities. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks scenery. Missouri S&T offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities and business, with master’s and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs and master’s degrees in biological sciences, business administration and technical communication. With nearly 9,000 students enrolled online and on campus, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population but small enough for individuals to stand out.


The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

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Mathematics & Statistics Job Openings

in the

Smart Living Mathematics & Statistics Cluster

Missouri University of Science and Technology


We’re looking for individuals to help us make our mark in this area of Smart Living
which is critical to economic development in Missouri and the Nation.

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is seeking candidates for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor, associate professor, or professor level who excel in interdisciplinary research to advance our campus signature area of Smart Living. Smart Living seeks to improve the human living condition by enhancing the integrated system of people, technology, and the environment. Smart Living requires an interdisciplinary effort in numerous fields among the business, computing, economics, engineering, humanities, mathematics and statistics, policy, science, and social science disciplines to advance a sustainable, usable, and healthy society. The Smart Living signature area is one of four signature areas that are part of S&T’s aggressive strategic plan to hire 100 faculty, adding more breadth and depth to our world-class programs.  New hires may start in Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or Fall 2019.

A highly qualified, motivated faculty member from a potentially any discipline would join the university at a pivotal moment in its 147-year history to assist us in raising our visibility. The university has an ambitious strategic plan strongly supported by the University of Missouri System, and a decade of growth in its enrollments, research expenditures, scholarly activity and overall academic quality. In rising to the challenge, the university is halfway through a plan to hire 100 new faculty members by 2020 — growing the faculty by 20 percent.  Part of this bold, ambitious plan includes employing transformative and focused hiring in four interdisciplinary signature areas, including Smart Living.

New faculty member will build upon and add new dimensions to the existing strengths at Missouri S&T.  The position is broadly defined. The new hire must be able to contribute to the Smart Living vision from one of a variety perspectives, including secure and private decision-making, smart technologies for business, smart grid, smart buildings, smart transportation, smart environment, leadership, usability, and governance and policy issues.  A Ph.D. is required.

Interested applicants should submit an electronic application to Missouri S&T Human Resources at Applications must include:

  1. A cover letter (please include Job ID 24645 and reference number 67782).
  2. A current curriculum vitae.
  3. A one-page statement of research interests and experience.
  4. A one-page statement of teaching interests and experience.
  5. A one-page statement detailing plans to creating an interdisciplinary research program around smart living. This plan should describe interactions with existing campus groups and include an explanation of fit with one or more of the clusters: Engineering and Computing, Mathematics and Statistics, Humanities, Economics and Business/Information Technology, Psychological Science, Biological and Environmental Sciences.
  6. The three statements should collectively demonstrate that the applicant is cognizant of challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic environments, and has plans for addressing these challenges.
  7. Complete contact information for five references.

All reference materials must include reference number 67782. Application materials that do not include the position reference number will not be processed. Hard copy applications are not accepted. Acceptable electronic formats include PDF and Word.  Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2017 and applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. 

Candidates interested in Mathematics and Statistics as their home department should have a Ph.D. with doctoral research in statistics or applied dynamical systems with a strong emphasis on stochastic modeling and data analysis.  The candidate must show evidence of a strong interests in, and a demonstrated capability of, developing cutting-edge methodology and computational tools for solving high-dimensional and complex data intensive problems with underlying stochasticity. The ideal candidate must have experience in collaborative research with scientists in other disciplines on a substantive research project. Those with skills and experience in the application of mathematics or statistics in the modeling of complex systems and/or extracting knowledge and providing insights into mechanisms underlying noisy high-dimensional data will be highly desirable. Training and experience in the use of data visualization tools for high-dimensional data will be a plus.  While establishing a successful collaboration with interdisciplinary teams of engineers as well as behavioral, biological, computer, and social scientists, the ideal candidate should be able develop mathematically/statistically optimal yet practical solutions to the challenges posed by the smart living research initiative.

Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of the nation’s leading research universities.  Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks scenery.  Missouri S&T offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities, and business, with master’s and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs and master’s degrees in biological sciences, business administration, industrial and organizational psychology, and technical communication.  With nearly 9,000 students enrolled online and on campus, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population, but small enough for individuals to stand out.  More information about the campus can be found at  Missouri S&T seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples.


Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) invites applications for the position of the Fred and June Kummer Endowed Department Chair of Mathematics and Statistics. The position will preferably start with the academic year 2021-2022.  

The Kummer Institute for Student Success, Research and Economic Development was established in October 2020 through a gift of $300 million from June and Fred Kummer, longtime benefactors of Missouri University of Science and Technology. The Institute will transform Missouri S&T and the south-central Missouri region by cultivating leadership and technological innovation; nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset; fostering expansion of academic-industry partnerships to directly address emerging needs of industry; and creating economic growth for the region. The academic arm of the Institute is the new Kummer School of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. The Kummer School will emphasize student success and research in innovation and entrepreneurship. A Kummer Endowed Chair will have access to generous endowment funds to further a range of activities related to helping both the department and the Kummer Institute to flourish and meet the challenge of growing expenditures and developing graduate programs at a level commensurate with a Carnegie R1 University. Learn more at
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or Statistics or a closely related discipline and hold the rank of full professor or be qualified for tenure and appointment to the rank of full professor at the time of appointment. They should have an outstanding record of scholarship evidenced by a strong record of publication and related funding as well as a clear and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students at all levels. 
The department seeks exceptionally qualified candidates to provide leadership and vision in the department and in the Kummer Institute. The Kummer Endowed Chair will initiate and sustain collaborations between Mathematics & Statistics and the other units connected to the Kummer Institute. As department chair, the successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellent leadership in the following areas:  
● Providing a clear and consistent vision of future development for the department that is well-integrated into the applied science and engineering research focus of Missouri S&T  
● Providing leadership and vision related to excellence in STEM education initiatives 
● Helping to raise the visibility of the department both on campus and nationally/internationally 
● Establishing a strong and sustainable relationship between the new Kummer Institute and the work of the department 
● Maintaining a collegial atmosphere conducive to the development and productivity of faculty 
● Recruiting and retaining excellent faculty and students 
● Promoting student success as well as enrollment growth in department majors 
● Advocating for the needs of the department to campus administration, and effectively communicating campus issues to the department 
Applicants should highlight evidence of or potential for success in any of these categories. 
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics consists of 16 tenured and tenure-track faculty and 5 ranked non-tenure-track faculty. The research interests of the faculty range over many areas, including statistics, computational and applied mathematics, analysis and differential equations, and others. The department plays an important role on the engineering-focused campus of Missouri S&T, both in terms of interdisciplinary interactions with other departments and in the training of a large number of undergraduate students in fundamental areas such as calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, and statistics. The department has B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs, with about 40 graduate students (the majority being doctoral students) and about one hundred undergraduate majors. The Ph.D. program has three emphasis areas: mathematics, computational and applied mathematics, and statistics. Additional details about the department can be found at the department website:
Missouri University of Science & Technology is one of the nation’s leading technological research universities. One of four campuses of the University of Missouri System, Missouri S&T is a U.S. News & World Report top-100 public national university. With its reputation as one of the leading engineering campuses in the country and its emphasis on applied science, Missouri S&T attracts high quality students from across the nation with over 7,600 students, including over 1,550 master’s and Ph.D. students. Home to many outstanding researchers in engineering and science and several interdisciplinary research centers, the University provides an abundance of opportunities for collaborative research. With the creation of the Kummer Institute and Kummer School of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Missouri S&T is planning to expand its degree offerings and establish additional interdisciplinary research centers. Located about 100 miles southwest of St. Louis in the multicultural community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks scenery. 
Interested candidates can find details of the application process at the web address and must submit all applications through this site. Applications should consist of: 
● Cover letter 
● Current curriculum vitae 
● A statement describing the candidate’s leadership philosophy and vision for the department, particularly in the areas of research, teaching, and diversity 
● Complete contact information for at least five references.  
Review of applications will begin on January 30, 2021. For full consideration, applications should be received by February 14, 2021.  
Missouri S&T is an AA/EEO institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Missouri S&T seeks to meet the needs of dual-career families. Missouri S&T participates in E-Verify; for more information, please contact DHS at: 1-888-464-4218.