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Faculty Employment Opportunities

The Department of Mathematics is a diverse and growing department with strengths in Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Analysis, Differential Geometry, Geometric Analysis, Mathematical Biology, Number Theory, Topology, and Probability/Statistics. The department has a thriving Ph.D. program with approximately 65 to 70 graduate students, 35 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 6 postdocs, and approximately 15 lecturers. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically under-represented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a mild climate, and a community engaged with environmental and social concerns. The Pacific Ocean, Cascade and Coast mountain ranges, deserts, forests, and many lakes are within an hour or two drive, as is the city of Portland.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

The University of Oregon (UO) is seeking faculty to join our growing community of scholars working at the intersection of mathematics and computer science, with a focus on biomedical data science. The Departments of Mathematics and Computer and Information Science, and the Data Science Program at UO, therefore announce a cluster hire of two tenure-related faculty positions at all levels. The positions have an expected start date of Fall 2022.

These hires are part of an integrated effort to strengthen research, scholarship, and teaching in data science at the University of Oregon through affiliation with the Center for Biomedical Data Science (CBDS) that is being launched jointly by the Knight Cancer Institute of Oregon Health & Science University and the new Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact at the University of Oregon. The mission of CBDS is to enable collaborative research and scholarship that brings together cutting-edge data science approaches and “-omics” technologies, with a particular goal of detecting cancer and other deadly diseases earlier, faster and better.

To support this goal, we are broadly interested in recruiting candidates who develop mathematical, statistical or computational methodology related to the analysis of data from complex biological systems, with particular interest in predictive modeling of cellular systems related to biomedical problems. Examples of these areas include, but are not limited to, statistical analysis of large data sets, machine learning/artificial intelligence-based study of cellular systems, systems biology and functional genetics, and dynamical systems in biology. Applicants working to integrate math and/or computer science in other areas related to biomedical data science are also encouraged to apply.

Both the Computer and Information Science Department and the Math Department are increasingly diverse groups and share with the university the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to equity and inclusion.

Successful candidates will join our growing community in data science and will teach in a new university-wide major in data science at a level commensurate with maintaining an active research program. The program has a strong commitment to positive social change, for instance, through philanthropic funded support for around 10 students per year from groups underrepresented in data science.

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Please include the following materials:
1.) cover letter,
2.) curriculum vitae including a publication list,
3.) a statement of research accomplishments and future research plans,
4.) a statement on the candidate’s experience and/or plans that advance diversity and inclusion,
5.) a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and
6.) three letters of recommendation.

To ensure consideration, application materials should be uploaded by December 1, 2021. The search will remain open until filled.

Paul Olum Postdoctoral Scholar

The University of Oregon’s Mathematics Department invites applications for up to two Paul Olum Postdoctoral Scholar, non-tenure-track assistant professor positions to begin in fall 2022. Competitive applicants will have an outstanding record of research potential in an area of interest to the department, and evidence of teaching ability.  The position is open to all research areas of mathematics, with a particular focus on scholars who will enhance the department’s existing strengths in Analysis, Number Theory, Combinatorics, and Probability/Statistics.

Candidates are asked to apply online by submitting a standard AMS cover page, CV, research statement, teaching statement, at least three (3) letters of recommendation concerning research, and one (1) letter of recommendation concerning teaching. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021, and to guarantee consideration applications must be submitted before this date.

Postdoctoral Scholar (partially NSF funded)

The University of Oregon’s Mathematics Department invites applications for up to three non- tenure track, assistant professor appointments at 1.0 FTE (9-month appointment), beginning September 16, 2022 and renewable for up to three years.  All three positions will be partially funded by the NSF grant “RTG: Combinatorics, Geometry, Representation Theory, and Topology” at the University of Oregon and are contingent on availability of funds. Applicant’s research interests should be aligned with RTG faculty and should have an interest in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Postdoctoral associates supported with NSF RTG funds must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States and its territories and possessions. For the purpose of acquiring additional professional skills needed to pursue a career path in the chosen field, this position will have a formal mentor plan.

More information about the RTG, including a list of affiliated faculty members, can be found here.

Candidates are asked to apply online by submitting a standard AMS cover page, CV, research statement, teaching statement, at least three letters of recommendation concerning research, and one letter of recommendation concerning teaching. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021, position open until filled.

Pro-Tem Instructor of Mathematics – Open Pool

The mathematics pro tempore instructor pool is for part-time, temporary, limited duration appointments not to exceed one year, but with the possibility of renewal for up to a total of three years. In limited circumstances, there is the possibility of renewal beyond three years based on programmatic need, funding, and performance. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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