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Faculty Hiring

University of Utah, Department of Mathematics

Current Positions (2023-2024)


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


1. A tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Pure Mathematics at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.

2. One or more career-line faculty positions at the anticipated rank of Assistant Professor (Lecturer).

3. One career-line faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor (Lecturer) to teach mathematics courses at the University of Utah Asia Campus  (UAC) in Songdo, Incheon, South Korea; for more details see

4. Several 3-year, termed research postdoctoral positions that involve research and teaching. Successful applicants might also receive additional opportunities through the Cecil Edmund Burgess and C. R. Wiley endowed Instructorships, as well as individual faculty research.

5. Several 3-year, termed postdoctoral positions in Applied Mathematics that involve research and teaching. This is in collaboration with the NSF Research Training Grant (RTG) “Optimization and Inversion for the 21st Century Workforce.” For more information on this grant see Applicants to this RTG program must have completed a PhD in Mathematics or a closely related field at the time of appointment and must be US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents. Outstanding candidates in areas of optimization, inverse problems, mathematics of materials and fluids, and mathematical climate science, as well as related areas in data science, machine learning and statistics will be considered. Applications from other fields of applied mathematics may be considered as long as they fit in the overarching goals of the RTG.

The anticipated start date for these positions is July 1, 2024.

All applications must be completed through MathJobs at Please refer to the individual job posts on MathJobs for a list of required application materials and search timeline for each position.

The Carnegie Foundation has placed the University of Utah in their “highest research activity” category, and the University of Utah is the flagship institution of the Utah System of Higher Education. The University is located in Salt Lake City at the foot of the spectacular Wasatch Mountains. This location offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation, with nine world-class ski resorts within an hour of Salt Lake City, and five national parks only a few hours away. Salt Lake City is the center of the Wasatch Front metropolitan area, with a population of approximately 2.6 million residents. The city has extensive arts and cultural activities, and a major, newly renovated international airport. The area has received international recognition for its new light rail system, foodie culture, downtown renewal, increasing diversity, and welcoming culture.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365. Additional information can be found at


Last Updated: 9/19/23