Open Positions

The Department is very pleased to announce searches for three tenure-track Assistant Professors, four Lecturers, a Visiting Assistant Professor, and a Postdoctoral Associate to be filled in 2019.

Assistant Professor

The Assistant Professor positions are open to all areas in Mathematics and begin in August 2019. These positions are part of an exciting university wide initiative to further our status as one of the very best research universities in the nation. Last year the university hired approximately 250 new faculty and will add a similar number this year to enhance teaching and research. The successful candidate will join a vibrant research department with representation across a full range of pure and applied mathematics.​

Positions are posted at MathJobs.Org:

Official applications must be submitted on-line at


The Lecturer positions are part of an initiative to modernize and improve lower-division instruction. These non-tenure-track renewable positions can begin as early as January, 2019. Candidates must have substantial interest in STEM education reform; in particular; the department seeks to attract individuals with experience in active learning environments such as flipped classrooms. Lecturers play a vital role in our dynamic instructional enterprise by bringing subject expertise and commitment to excellence in teaching to bear in educating our exceptional undergraduates.

Positions are posted on Mathjobs:

Official applications must be submitted on-line at

Postdoctoral Associate

The Postdoctoral Associate position is in the area of applied topology with a particular interest in topological data analysis, and begins on August 16, 2019, with an earlier start date possible. The position is funded by the Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology (SCMB). The postdoc is expected to be at Georgia Tech over the summer to participate in project related activities, including a significant time (8-10 weeks) in residence with the Seed Project experimental research group during the first summer of the project.

Official applications must be submitted online at

Position is posted at MathJobs.Org

Visiting Assistant Professor

The Visiting Assistant Professor position begins on August 16, 2019. The area of specialization is open, but the person filling this position will be responsible for managing the department’s online homework system, Xronos, which is built on the open source Ximera project. This requires substantial knowledge of programming in javascript, LaTeX, and HTML5, along with database management and LTI integration with learning management systems. Participation in the department’s research activities is expected. A Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences or the equivalent is required. Candidates with strong promise in research and teaching are encouraged to apply.

Official applications must be submitted on-line at:

New Faculty

It is a pleasure for the Mathematics Department at the University of Florida to welcome 13 new members of our department this Fall hired as part of the University of Florida’s Faculty 500 initiative. Our new Assistant Professors are Dana Bartosova (Logic), Luca Fabrizio Di Cerbo (Geometry), Arnaud Marsiglietti (Probability), James Pascoe (Analysis), Sara Pollock (Numerical Analysis), and  Cheng Yu (Partial Differential Equations). Our new Lecturers are Amy Grady, Ian Manly, Melissa Shabazz, Corey Stone and Alex York. The new Visiting Assistant Professors are Ethan McCarthy (Logic) and Ryan Nikin-Beers (Biomathematics).


20th Ulam Lecture

Prof. Yuri Tschinkel of Courant Institute (NYU) and Simons Foundation will present the 20th annual Ulam Lecture entitled  Rationality problems on Monday, October 22 at 4:05 pm in Little Hall 113.

Prof. Dranishnikov to give Barton Lectures

Prof. Alexander Dranishnikov will be giving this years Helen Barton Lecture Series in Mathematical Sciences at University of North Carolina  Greensboro. His lectures, entitled Topology and Robot Motion Planning will take place October 10-12, 2018. The lecture series is supported by funds from the Helen Barton Fund of the UNCG Excellence Foundation Inc.

Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology

The National Science Foundation, in partnership with the Simons Foundation, has launched four new centers to bring mathematical perspectives to the biological search for the ‘Rules of Life’ — the underlying principles that govern how life functions. UF Mathematics Professor Peter Bubenik is one of 14 researchers in the $10M NSF-Simons Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology. Together with Hang Lu, a biological engineer at Georgia Tech, he will use topological data analysis to summarize morphological changes in order to understand the genetic basis of phenotype. Announcements appear on the news pages of Georgia Tech, the Simons Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the University of Florida.

PhD alumni at the NSA

Dr. Aziza Jefferson, who received her PhD under Prof. Vatter in 2015, has been featured in an article in the National Security Agencies news. While a UF grad student she was an intern in the NSA’s Summer Program for Operations Research Technology (SPORT). “Once in the internship I decided to return full time because I found that I could truly help other people by solving interesting problems. I am not only able to use my mathematical skills, but engage my interests in other fields as well.”

PhD alumni receives the Marie Curie Individual Fellowship

Our graduate alumni, Dr. Jia-Jie Zhu, has recently been awarded the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, one of Europe’s most prestigious grant awards for junior scientists. Jia-Jie received doctoral training with Prof. William Hager and is currently a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute in Tuebingen where he working on a project in  reinforcement learning (RL) and optimal control, focusing on the scalability and data efficiency in robotic control applications.  A profile with more details appears on the Max Planck news pages.

Math professors in the news

A profile of Prof. Maia Martcheva has appeared in the CLAS Newsletter. Prof Martcheva  is a mathematical biologist and holds a primary position in the Department of Mathematics and is affiliated with the Department of Biology. Her primary interest is in mathematical epidemiology and has NSF supported projects studying Rift Valley fever, Zika, Avian flu and other communicable diseases.

A recent article by Assistant Professor Ngonghala on the ecology of rural poverty has been featured in several major science news outlets. His paper, entitled  “General ecological models for human subsistence, health and poverty”, is discussed in detail in the on-line versions of both Science and Nature, two of the most prominent scientific journals. For the non-experts there is also an excellent profile in the UF News.





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