Departmental Positions


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Lecturer in Discipline in Applied Mathematics

The lecturer in Discipline is a full-time officer who meets a programmatic need for instruction in specialized fields. It will consist of both administrative and instructional responsibilities. These include primary duty of teaching and managing a newly created undergraduate course on multi-variable calculus for engineers and applied scientists. Typical teaching load will be two courses per semester for a total of 4 courses per academic year.

The successful candidate will show commitment to curricular development, course assessment and interest in STEM education initiatives and training activities. Scholarly research is encouraged. Among the Lecturer's responsibilities include: leading organizational meetings regarding courses during pre-semester graduate teaching assistants orientation and during the semester; coordinating exam and problem set content and their grading; holding regular office hours; and evaluating graduate teaching assistants and course assistants.  

Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or related areas. Preference is given to those whose research and teaching interests match with those of applied mathematics faculty. Passion for undergraduate teaching and an excellent teaching record - including in multi-variable calculus - must be demonstrated. Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their relevant teaching experience; a teaching statement specifying teaching beliefs and practices; a CV listing educational background, publications, talks, and other applicable experience; and three letters of recommendation (with preference for 1 to 2 letters about previous teaching experience).  

Applicants should apply on-line at the following URL:

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  

Junior Faculty Position in Applied Mathematics

The Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics (APAM) at Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for a limited term Assistant Professor faculty position in the area of applied and computational mathematics. The position begins July 1, 2017 for a term of 2 years. Salary is competitive and teaching is relatively light. Basic responsibilities focus on teaching, research and service.

A recent PhD and extraordinary promise in research are required. A broad array of research groups is active in the department, with current research encompassing applied and computational mathematics, and their application to many areas of biology, data and image processing, earth and environmental sciences, materials, and physics.

There is a strong cohort of activities on applied and computational mathematics within the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the affiliated Institute of Data Science and Engineering. The Applied Mathematics program also has extensive collaborations with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the Goddard Institute for Space Science. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Applicants should apply on-line at the following URL:

They should submit electronically the following: a current vita including a list of publications, a one-page research statement with a brief description of their current research work and future research interests, and two letters of recommendation. The search will close no sooner than November 1, 2016 and will remain open until the position is filled.

Applicants can consult for more information about the department.

Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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