Operations Research & Analytics

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Clemson, SOUTH CAROLINA
Deadline: 28 Feb 2021

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at Clemson University invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position starting with the Fall 2021 semester.  The position is targeted toward individuals with expertise in discrete optimization, which includes (but is not limited to) both theoretical interests/expertise in mixed-integer optimization, network optimization, and/or combinatorial optimization, as well as interests/expertise in applications to cyber/national security, energy systems, machine learning, systems integration, telecommunications, and other areas.  Targeted recruiting is at the Professor/Associate Professor rank, but excellent applications at the Assistant Professor rank will also be considered.  Candidates should have a strong publication record and have demonstrated capability for effective research and teaching in the mathematical sciences.   Specific desirable attributes for candidates include strong interest in 1) collaboration with faculty members within the School; 2) interdisciplinary collaboration with subject-matter researchers throughout the University; 3) interest in building industrial partnerships; and 4) innovative non-traditional teaching approaches.

The School contains two research divisions. The Division of Statistics and Operations Research is comprised of the research groups of data science, operations research, and probability and mathematical statistics, and many faculty members within this division collaborate with faculty from the Division of Mathematics, which includes the research groups of algebra and discrete mathematics, computational mathematics, and pure and applied analysis.  The School offers the full range of Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees.  For further information regarding the School and its programs, please visit the web site https://www.clemson.edu/science/departments/math-stat/ . 

An earned doctorate in Mathematics, Operations Research, Management Science, Industrial Engineering, or a related field is required for this position.  Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by January 31, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Applicants should indicate their research specialties and interests in their cover letter. Vita, statements on teaching and research, a one-page statement describing the candidate’s experience mentoring diverse individuals and/or how the candidate plans to contribute to the inclusive excellence of the School, and three reference letters should be electronically filed at https://apply.interfolio.com/81882 . 

Clemson University has the highest Carnegie research designation (Very High, R1), and recently completed its Clemson Forward plan with strategic focus on advancing our doctoral programs and strengthening our research and scholarly impact while still preserving the outstanding signature undergraduate experience that is at the heart of Clemson.  The Clemson Forward plan directed the building of a new world-class College of Science that harnesses the disciplines of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Genetics and Biochemistry, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, and Physics & Astronomy to solve tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Clemson Forward has at its core the mission of inclusive excellence in our students and faculty that will help Clemson ascend to a top 20 public university and a model for the 21st Century land grant university.

Moreover, the University, the College of Science, and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences are committed to building a community of inclusive excellence, where faculty scholars are dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment http://www.clemson.edu/inclusion/ . We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women, underrepresented minorities, and from those who have experience and/or a commitment toward mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, as well as those who have demonstrated a commitment to understanding the challenges in promoting diversity and inclusion in mathematical and statistical sciences. In addition, the college is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.  Clemson is funded by an NSF ADVANCE institutional transformation grant https://www.clemson.edu/provost/tigers-advance/ .

South Carolina’s highest-ranked national university is located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by Lake Hartwell and the Clemson Experimental Forest. A top-30 public university with a reputation for excellence, Clemson University provides a hands-on education — in the lab, in the classroom and in the field. Academic programs lay the groundwork for innovative research, and real-world experiences carry forward to rewarding careers. This strikingly beautiful campus enjoys a temperate and pleasant climate. We welcome applications and nominations of outstanding scholar-educators to come join the Clemson Family.

The College of Science advances the life, physical, and mathematical and statistical sciences as it mobilizes curiosity-driven faculty and students through innovative academic programs and research, including transdisciplinary research at the intersection of many fields. 

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.



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