William R. Davis ’68 Distinguished Chair of Mathematics
United States Naval Academy
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Required Education: Doctorate/Professional
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: MATH-22-23-1
The Mathematics Department at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, is proud to invite applications for the William R. Davis ‘68 Distinguished Chair in Mathematics. Established in 2020, the Davis ’68 Chair will be an important part of our program for years to come.
The normal term for an appointment is two to three years, although candidates interested in a one-year appointment will also be considered. Candidates for this position could be career academics (possibly on sabbatical) with strong research programs, up-and-coming postdocs who are rising stars in their disciplines, researchers at government labs or agencies, technical leaders in industry, or other exceptional candidates.
The Davis ’68 Chair is expected to be an active participant in the Department. This involvement might include mentoring midshipmen and faculty, or developing our research and teaching capabilities, particularly in the recipient’s field of specialization. The Davis ’68 Chair will normally teach one course per semester, with the possibility of co-teaching advanced classes in their field with USNA faculty members. While any area of expertise will be considered, the Department is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to our programs in operations research, statistics, data science, econometrics, or applied mathematics.
Candidates for the Davis ’68 Chair should use their job application to articulate their vision for the position, within the bounds set by the description above. Initial selection and renewal of the Davis ‘68 Chair will be based on their anticipated lasting impact on our faculty and programs.
The Mathematics Department is the largest department at the Academy, with 40 civilians with PhD’s and 22 military officers with advanced degrees. The department offers majors in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, and Mathematics with Economics. Additional information about the Department and the United States Naval Academy is available at www.usna.edu/MathDept/index.php.
This is a 10 month, federal excepted service position; it is a non-tenured, gift funded, contract position within the Mathematics Department with a salary range that is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
For more information and how to apply visit: https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/DavisDVP-AY22.php
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