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Assistant Professor

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND
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North Dakota State University invites applications for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics to begin on August 16, 2024.

The required qualifications are:

· Ph.D. in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.

· Demonstrated research potential.

· A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Effective oral and Written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

· A strong record or demonstrated potential for high quality research.

· Evidence of and potential for effective teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

· A commitment to departmental and university service.


Qualified applicants in any field of applied mathematics are encouraged to apply; candidates whose research area are consonant with research of faculty in the department will be given priority. Ideal candidates would complement our existing strengths, show promise as effective educators, and contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment within the department and at North Dakota State University. The teaching load will be 2-1 in the first year and 2-2 in the following years. It is expected that the new hire, as part of their teaching responsibilities, will assist with the online program the department is currently developing.

To be considered for this position, please visit and submit an application to opening number 2949521. Candidates will need to provide:

  • cover letter,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a summary of their research program,
  • a description of their teaching experience and philosophy, and
  • a list of names and email addresses for at least four references, one of which discusses the candidate's teaching qualifications.

  • In addition, these materials along with reference letters should be submitted online at

    We shall begin screening applicants on 4/3/24.

    North Dakota State University is the land-grant university in the state of North Dakota. The Department of Mathematics has a vigorous and growing doctoral program and is currently composed of 14 faculty members and 22 graduate students (most of whom are Ph.D. students). The research interests of the faculty include the fields of algebra, analysis, applied mathematics, combinatorics, and geometry/topology. The department offers the opportunity for an energetic mathematician to work in a small, friendly, research-oriented department while at the same time enjoying exposure to colleagues in a wide variety of fields. For more information about our department, please see our webpage at

    Fargo is one of the best-kept secrets in the United States. The Fargo-Moorhead area has more than 200,000 people while maintaining a friendly small-town feel. The city has a definite “college-town” atmosphere with many cultural and intellectual opportunities. Both the region and the state have a growing economy with a significant commitment to improving higher education.

    The Department of Mathematics and North Dakota State University have a commitment to enhancing diversity and creating a welcoming environment for all. The University is an NSF Advance institution. We especially encourage applications from members of traditionally under-represented groups. North Dakota State University is an equal opportunity institution.


    NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

    About Us:

    North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

    NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

    NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

    No Smoking Notice :

    As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

    EO/AA Statement:

    North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

    Diversity Statement:

    NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

    Veteran's Preference Notice:

    This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

    Reasonable Accommodation Information

    North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .

    Land Acknowledgement

    We collectively acknowledge that NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region. (see ).


    NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities.

    North Dakota State University is an employer of choice with a commitment to offer a well-rounded benefits package for employees and their families.

    NDSU is listed at 95 among 404 public universities based on the university’s research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. In addition, NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation’s top 100 in several areas, including: agricultural sciences; business management and business; communications; materials science; natural resources and conservation science; social sciences; sociology, demography, and population studies; and visual and performing arts.

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