Open Faculty Positions

The College of Science at the University of Notre Dame has faculty positions open in applied mathematics and statistics and physics


Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics

Assistant Professor

The Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) in the University of Notre Dame is accepting applications for an assistant professor position to be filled this year. Preference will be given to applicants whose research includes multi-disciplinary collaborations.

ACMS includes research groups in applied mathematics, statistics and computational science. ACMS offers a Bachelor of Science, a doctoral degree, a research master’s degree, and a professional master’s degree. ACMS is a department in the College of Science. The teaching load in ACMS is three courses per year, and the position begins in August 2017.

Applications accepted through December 1, 2016. More information.


Associate or Full Professor

The Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) in the University of Notre Dame is accepting applications for an associate or full professor position to be filled this year. Preference will be given to applicants whose research includes multi-disciplinary collaborations.

ACMS includes research groups in applied mathematics, statistics and computational science. ACMS offers a Bachelor of Science, a doctoral degree, a research master’s degree, and a professional master’s degree. ACMS is a department in the College of Science. The teaching load in ACMS is three courses per year, and the position begins in August 2017.

Applications accepted through December 1, 2016. More information.


Director, M.S. in Data Science

Notre Dame seeks the inaugural Director of its new M.S. in Data Science in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics. The position combines a faculty role with and program leadership and curriculum management. 

The Department of Applied and Computational Statistics and Mathematics at the University of Notre Dame seeks an experienced, energetic, and collaborative colleague to lead this program from its inception, articulating a strong vision and executing on that vision with integrity and efficacy. The Director will be an important voice in the flourishing cross-disciplinary data science initiatives at Notre Dame.

Leading Notre Dame’s MS in Data Science program, the Director will:

  • Work collaboratively with participating Notre Dame faculty and staff (and as guided by the program’s Executive Committee and the Faculty Director) to implement and supervise academic aspects of the program, including program faculty hiring, training & mentoring; instruction; outcomes assessment (including placement and student satisfaction); quality assurance; compliance with academic policies and accreditation standards.   Collaborate with the Faculty Director and participating faculty in curriculum planning, development of course materials, and program admissions;
  • Teach at least one complete course per semester (potentially with multiple sections) in the program (or the department, as appropriate) and participate in two annual short-­term (4 ­day) location-­based immersion courses at Notre Dame, in Palo Alto, Dallas, or other locations;
  • Supervise administrative and professional staff in the program; (such as student services and program coordination personnel), and ensure compliance with regulatory and administrative procedures;
  • Develop relationships with data scientists and their employing organizations to support program activities, including identification of case studies, student recruitment, professional enrichment and placement of graduates;
  • Supervise marketing efforts, student recruitment, and operations of supporting service providers;
  • Provide annual reports on the academic and non-academic performance of the program to the program’s Executive Committee and senior University leadership;
  • Create a climate in which diversity, transparency and professional accountability is celebrated, and in which all students can thrive and succeed.

The Director of the MS in Data Science program will have the following attributes:

  • A doctoral degree in a field represented in the program (statistics, computer science, quantitative psychology, business, or other quantitative or computational fields);
  • An appropriate blend of academic and professional experience that qualifies them for a special professional faculty (non-tenure-track) position in the Department of Applied & Computational Mathematics and Statistics;
  • Demonstrated success as a manager or administrator;
  • Demonstrated success as an instructor in a domain related to the program;
  • Versatility and flexibility as a teacher;
  • Awareness of the lifecycle and nature of professional graduate education, including the complex factors related to student success;
  • A strong grasp of the affordances and characteristics of online learning and professional education, and with the pedagogical strategies related to success in this modality.

Department of Physics

Tenure-track Faculty in Astrophysics

The Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in astrophysical instrumentation. Priority will be given to applicants with a strong track record in instrumentation, but applications will be accepted from all areas of astronomy and astrophysics. The current astrophysics group at Notre Dame consists of seven observers/instrumentalists and four theorists pursuing research in extra-solar planets, cosmology, galaxy evolution, nuclear astrophysics and stellar astronomy. Notre Dame is a partner in the Large Binocular Telescope and SDSS-IV. The university has created a core engineering center to facilitate the development of faculty experiments and instrumentation. The successful candidate will be expected to attract independent research funding and to teach effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The expected start date is August 2017.

The Department of Physics has 44 tenured and tenure-track faculty; another 23 research, teaching and concurrent faculty; more than 100 graduate students; and about 120 undergraduate physics majors. Additional information about the department and the College of Science can be found at: http://physics.nd.edu and http://science.nd.edu respectively.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, detailed research plans, and a statement of teaching interests. Candidates must also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, and on a continuing basis until the position is filled. Apply now.


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