Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty

The Department of Applied Mathematics at Illinois Institute of Technology invites applications for two tenure-track or tenured faculty members open rank beginning in August 2022. The focus of this search is in the area of data science and related fields. The Department of Applied Mathematics, in the College of Computing, has 18 tenured/tenure-track faculty. We offer B.S. through Ph.D. degrees, including a nationally ranked Master of Data Science in partnership with the Department of Computer Science. We teach mathematics, statistics, and data science to nearly all undergraduate students at Illinois Tech and many graduate students as well. The department is a vibrant research hub where faculty members conduct research in many areas of mathematics and statistics with a wide range of applications such as data science, engineering, and other applied fields of science. Our research is funded by various government agencies and private companies. The new hire is expected to bolster our ongoing research and teaching in one or more of these areas. More details about the department can be found at https://www.iit.edu/applied-math. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in mathematics, statistics, or a closely related discipline. Candidates must also have demonstrated the potential for outstanding, externally fundable research and be dedicated to excellent teaching.

Illinois Institute of Technology is a private Ph.D.-granting research university with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. Founded in 1890, Illinois Tech was born differently. It was built on the promise set forth in minister Frank Wakely Gunsaulus’ “Million Dollar Sermon” to provide access to higher education for students from all different backgrounds and to make a difference in the world through technology-oriented education. This guiding mission and purpose – where students, including those underrepresented in technology, could prepare for meaningful roles in a changing industrial society and achieve professional and economic advancement – remains just as relevant today. Thus, diversity and inclusion are part of the day-to-day experience at Illinois Tech and the centerpiece of its culture. As such, Illinois Tech is home to a diverse and global student population, is committed to providing opportunities to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this position, especially those underrepresented in the field, including, but not limited to, women, African Americans, Latinx, Indigenous peoples and others.

To apply, please submit the following through www.MathJobs.org: i) a cover letter expressing your interest in the position and highlighting how you can contribute to our departmental mission; ii) curriculum vitae; iii) succinct teaching and research statements; iv) A succinct statement on the candidate’s commitment to equity and inclusion in education—this statement should address specific past and/or potential contributions to the equitable and inclusive delivery of academic instruction and support to and research mentorship of students from a diverse background of countries, cultures and socioeconomic conditions; v) at least four confidential reference letters (one addressing teaching effectiveness) should also be submitted through MathJobs. 

Questions regarding this position may be addressed to Professor Chun Liu, Chair, Department of Applied Mathematics, or 312-567-8983. Applications will be reviewed starting early December 2021, and on a continuing basis until the position is filled. 

Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within its community. Illinois Tech seeks applications from all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity and expression. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.



Postdoc and Non-Tenure Track Faculty

The Department of Applied Mathematics at Illinois Institute of Technology invites applications for a full-time, one-year (renewable to two years) postdoc position in financial engineering, machine learning, and stochastic modeling, beginning on January 10, 2022. Reappointment in this position for the 2nd year will be subject to the performance and a continuing need for the position. The successful candidate will join a funded project to generate new efficient methods for volatility forecasting, under the direct supervision of Professor Matthew Dixon and Professor Ruoting Gong. It is expected that the successful candidate will also teach at the undergraduate and graduate level in the Department of Applied Mathematics. 

Applicants specializing in machine learning and data sciences, applied probability and stochastic analysis, financial mathematics, computational finance, combined with disciplined scientific programming codes as evidenced by, for example, well documented data science research codes in Github and publications, are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with both a sound theoretical background in stochastic analysis and financial math (especially financial modeling with Levy processes), and engineering know-how of applying machine learning to solve stochastic modeling problems with TensorFlow and/or PyTorch in Python.

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

  • Cover letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Research statement 
  • Teaching statement 
  • Three reference letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site )

Further Info:



Matthew Dixon

Ruoting Gong

John Rettaliatta Engineering Center
10 West 32nd St.
Chicago, IL 60616


Part Time

We hire part-time faculty to teach a couple of courses per semester as needed. If you are interested in being considered, please send your CV and cover letter stating your interest and availability to:

Department of Applied Mathematics
E1 Building, Room 208
10 West 32nd Street
Chicago, IL 60616