Current Positions, 2015-2016

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Utah invites applications for the following faculty positions:

  • Full-time tenure-track or tenured appointments at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in all areas of mathematics.

  • Full-time tenure-track or tenured appointments at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in all areas of statistics. These positions are part of a University-wide cluster hiring effort in statistics, with particular emphasis in mathematics, computer science, and bioengineering. Successful candidates will have strong interdisciplinary interests.

  • Three-year Burgess, Scott, Tucker, and Wylie Assistant Professor Lecturer positions.

  • Research Training Group (RTG) postdoctoral positions in Algebraic Geometry and Topology.

Applications for these positions must be completed through the website, and will be accepted until the position(s) have been filled. Applications received before January 1, 2016, will receive full consideration.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.

In addition to the above positions, the College of Education in collaboration with the College of Science at the University of Utah invites applications for two open-rank, tenure-track positions. One position is in mathematics education and the second is in mathematics or science education. The Colleges are deeply committed to fostering collaboration across campus and across the state's school districts and policy networks; to preparing educational professionals who are successful in diverse educational contexts; and to supporting distinction in research and scholarship. The department assignment within the College of Education is flexible, depending upon the candidate's research program.

Successful applicants for both positions will (a) have the potential to secure external funding to carry out a robust research agenda addressing salient issues in mathematics or science education (as described below), (b) have published or have the potential to publish in top-tier peer reviewed journals, (c) contribute to teacher education; and (d) contribute to the graduate and undergraduate programs in the College of Education. In addition, successful applicants will (e) have the potential to strengthen collaborations between the College of Education and the College of Science, the Department of Mathematics, and the Center for Science and Mathematics Education to enhance existing K-12 teacher education and development efforts.

Examples of research areas of interest to the College include, but are not limited to:

  • Mathematics Education: Pre-service teacher preparation and teacher professional development; mathematical knowledge and conceptual understanding for teaching; development of reasoning and knowledge for elementary or secondary school learners; and/or culturally-relevant curriculum/pedagogy for diverse learners.

  • Science Education: Preparing/developing elementary or secondary school science teachers; interplay of mathematics and science knowledge in teachers and learners; the development of scientific knowledge and the acquisition of STEM related content knowledge in learners; and/or culturally-relevant curriculum/pedagogy for diverse learners.

A complete application consists of the following: (a) a letter of interest that details the applicant's relevant research and teaching interests, (b) a current curriculum vitae, (c) names of three references who can speak to the applicant's abilities in teaching and/or scholarship. Applications should be uploaded online at the following site:

Questions about the position or about the application process should be directed to the search committee co-chairs: Dr. Ed Buendía, Chair, Department of Education, Culture, and Society (; 801-587-7803) and Dr. Peter Trapa, Chair, Department of Mathematics (; 801-581-4148). The committee will begin to review applications starting December 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. Reasonable disability accommodations will be provided with adequate notice. For additional information about the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and access see: