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Assistant Professor in Stochastic Differential Equations and Analysis

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Science
Department: Mathematics
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty

Job Description

Virginia Tech Department of Mathematics Faculty Position in Stochastic Differential Equations and Analysis

The Virginia Tech Department of Mathematics anticipates a tenure-track opening in Stochastic Differential Equations or other areas of Stochastic Analysis with a start date of August 10, 2022, at our Blacksburg, VA, campus. The successful candidate will have a strong background in the analysis of stochastic, random, or ergodic systems, or closely related areas. Possible specialties include, but are not limited to, functional analysis, geometric analysis, harmonic analysis, stochastic analysis, stochastic ordinary differential equations, stochastic partial differential equations, theory of partial differential equations, dynamical systems, mathematical physics, or applications of at least one of these areas. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary research, curriculum development, and/or outreach initiatives with other members of the Virginia Tech faculty.

Appointment as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics is anticipated, but exceptional senior candidates will be considered for positions of Associate Professor of Mathematics or Professor of Mathematics.

Job requirements include a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field at the time of appointment and an active research program, or, for new Ph.D.’s, strong promise for developing an active research program.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish a distinguished research program and to provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students. Additional responsibilities include: continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities, including travel to attend conferences and meetings; curriculum development; participation in department, college, and university governance; and professional service. Position requires occasional travel to attend conferences and meetings.

Appointment Type


Review Date

November 29, 2021

Additional Information

The Mathematics Department is committed to building an inclusive community of mathematical scientists through programs and activities that are woven into the department’s research, teaching, and outreach efforts. Our commitment is illustrated by programs such as our: Broadening Engagement and Participation in Undergraduate Research; Mathematics: Opportunities in Research and Education; and professional development activities organized by the Virginia Tech Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics, winner of the 2021 AWM Student Chapter Award for Scientific Excellence. Through undergraduates’ supervised tutoring of local public school students and through the department’s participation in the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative, the Mathematics Department introduces secondary school and community college students to opportunities in the mathematical sciences. The diversity statement required in our application process gives candidates opportunities to bring to our attention their qualifications for and interest in contributing to efforts to diversify our discipline. Strong statements will demonstrate informed awareness of the rewards and challenges arising from efforts to provide equitable opportunities for all. Specific examples of experiences, activities, and plans will help us identify candidates who can support and extend our department’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Virginia Tech is committed to supporting the success of its faculty members through policies that include the modification of duties, the extension of tenure clocks, mentoring, proposal-writing guidance, and dual-career accommodations, depending on individual circumstances. Interviewed candidates will meet with a work-life liaison for a confidential conversation about details of these policies.

An online application is required. To apply, please visit, select “Apply Now,” and search by posting number 518011. Please include a cover letter, a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, and a diversity statement as part of the online application. Each applicant should provide at least four references. Important – please note: The application system only allows each applicant to enter and request letters of recommendations from three references. In order to provide the fourth or any additional references, the applicant must upload and submit a separate PDF document named “additional references”. Then, the applicant must request those letters of recommendation be emailed directly by the reference provider to:

Additional information about position requirements and responsibilities can be found at the following url’s: or  The faculty handbook (at ) gives a complete description of faculty responsibilities. The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check. Questions about the search may be addressed to:

Applications received by November 29, 2021, will receive full consideration.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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