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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Mathematics

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor





Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of algebra.

Areas of particular interest include algebraic geometry, commutative algebra and representation theory. 



Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, an outstanding research program, a 

commitment to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a 

demonstrated potential for excellence in both research and teaching. 


Applicants must apply electronically at A completed 

application should contain a cover letter, standard AMS cover sheet, curriculum vitae, 

description of research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, and four letters of 

recommendation. One of the letters should appraise the candidate’s teaching ability. 


The beginning date for the position will be August 16, 2015. Review of applications will 

begin on December 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. To ensure 

consideration, applications should be received by January 8, 2015. Please address 

inquiries to


The Mathematics Department, located in the heart of the historic campus, currently has 

36 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 6 instructors, 48 graduate students, over 250 

majors, and 40 minors. Faculty research interests include algebra, analysis, applied 

and computational math, biomath, discrete math, geometry, logic, and number theory. 


The University of South Carolina's main campus is located in the state capital, close to 

the mountains and the coast. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of 

Teaching has designated the University of South Carolina as one of only 73 public and 

35 private academic institutions with “very high research activity” and also lists USC as 

having strong focus on community engagement. The University has over 31,000 

students on the main campus (and over 46,000 students system-wide), more than 350 

degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one of the 

nation’s largest public film archives. Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, is the 

center of a greater metropolitan area which has a population over 750,000. 


The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. 

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does 

not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified 

persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual 

orientation, or veteran status

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