Employment Opportunities in Math & Stats

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in Applied Mathematics, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2022.

Accomplished researchers in all areas of applied mathematics are invited to apply. The main criteria for selection are research and teaching excellence. Qualified candidates will show evidence of a research program leading to high quality publications in respected venues. The Department seeks candidates who demonstrate strong teaching potential in areas and at levels that fit its needs. The successful candidate's research will complement the areas of study already represented and will raise the overall research profile of the Department. Applied mathematicians whose research interests are applicable to emerging health challenges in the 21st century are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will also be expected to make contributions through service to the Department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and carry out research at Queen’s University. Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. You will also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children. Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave. In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources.

Additional information about Queen’s University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment and Support website. The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity, and inclusion resources and initiatives.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a candidate’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the candidate’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available);
  • at least four letters of reference, one of which addresses teaching abilities or potential.

In order to ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 26, 2021. Applicants should apply through MathJobs, a service of the American Mathematical Society that can be used at no charge for those applying for positions. Please visit http://www.mathjobs.org to apply. Recommendation letters can be uploaded directly to MathJobs, or sent by email to position@mast.queensu.ca.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Jeananne Vickery in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, at position@mast.queensu.ca.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA); please visit http://www.qufa.ca.

Applications are invited for one or more three-year postdoctoral positions beginning July 1, 2022. The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to both the research and teaching activities of the Department. Contributions to research include pursuing independent and/or collaborative projects, and participating in seminars and other research activities of the Department. Teaching duties typically consist of teaching two one-semester courses per year. The combined annual salary for research and teaching is at least $55,000 CAN. Postdoctoral fellows will also receive $2,000 per year for research related travel as well as employee benefits including dental, supplementary medical, and childcare benefit. Postdoctoral fellows may choose to participate in the Queen’s Pension Plan in their third year of employment.

The candidate's research should be in one of the existing areas of strength of the Department. In pure math and statistics these include algebraic geometry, number theory, representation theory, invariant theory, dynamical systems, free probability, theoretical and applied statistics, and mathematical physics. In applied math these include information theory, coding theory, control theory, and mathematical biology.

Further details on the departmental research profile can be found at the department's web page listing research areas.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and have at least four letters of recommendation (one of which addresses teaching). All applications should be submitted through www.mathjobs.org. Applications received by January 17, 2022 will receive full consideration. Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty member whose research area matches their own.

Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Cover letter (including statement about Citizenship)
  • Four reference letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site)
And anything else requested in the position description.


Further Info:

http://www.mast.queensu.ca
andrew.lewis@queensu.ca
Jeffery Hall
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6
Canada