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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 20, Number 3

Mar 21, 2020

Editor: Justin Wan (secretary@caims.ca)

CONTENT

  1. 2020 CAIMS Election
  2. Faculty Position in Data Science and Statistical Theory at Brock University
  3. Faculty Position in Financial Mathematics and Mathematical Modeling at Brock University
  4. Faculty Position in Mathematics of Data Science at Brock University

1) 2020 CAIMS Election

It is time again for the CAIMS*SCMAI Annual Election. This year, there are three positions on the Board of Directors to be filled: Secretary and two Directors.

With a single nomination for Secretary (Jacques Bélair, Université de Montréal), no voting will be required. The candidate information on the election website is for reference only. The current Secretary, Justin Wan, has served as CAIMS Secretary since 2015 and his term will come to an end in 2020.

There are three nominees for the two Director positions: Christina Christara (University of Toronto), Alexey Shevyakov (University of Saskatchewan), and Diana White (Clarkson University). The two candidates with the most votes will be elected for a three-year term. Meanwhile, we thank Ray Spiteri and Olga
Trichtchenko for their service as interim Directors.

In order to vote, you must be a current CAIMS member by March 31, 2020.

You will receive an email invitation to vote shortly. In the email, you will be given voting instruction. The voting period starts on March 25, Wednesday, 8am to April 10, Friday, 11:55pm (Eastern time). Candidate information is available on the online ballot. If you have any questions regarding the election process, please contact CAIMS Secretary, Justin Wan, at secretary@caims.ca.


2) Faculty Position in Data Science and Statistical Theory at Brock University

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Brock University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in data science and statistical theory, effective July 1, 2020.

About Brock University
The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 19,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

About the department
The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Brock University strives to achieve a diverse, flexible,
innovative, modern curriculum for educating undergraduate and graduate students in both mathematics and statistics; training students to learn how to acquire further knowledge and skills related to these areas and their myriad applications; carrying out world-class research in modern areas of mathematics, statistics, and math education; connecting and linking with other Departments and Faculties in teaching and research.

About the Position
The Department currently offers a BSc and MSc in Mathematics and Statistics and is preparing to launch a new trans-disciplinary BSc in Data Sciences and Analytics as well as a new PhD Program in Computational, Mathematical, and Statistical Sciences jointly with the Department of Computer Science. Statistics graduates within the department have an outstanding placement record as professional statisticians with high reputation, working in diverse fields. The successful candidate will bring expertise in Data Science and Statistical Theory, providing a bridge between the existing Statistics program and the new Data Science program and will help to translate the former’s success to the latter.

Qualifications
The successful candidate must have recently completed a PhD in statistics (or a related field) by the time of the appointment, a proven record of research excellence, and an active research program that will attract external funding. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in statistical theory (e.g., experiment design, sampling theory) and will be tasked with modernizing these courses and integrating them with the new Data Science program. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to supervise graduate students and will have a primary role in extending our existing MSc in Statistics to include a stream in Data Science.

Applicants should submit through the Brock Careers website at the link below by March 31, 2020 (indicating file number stated above), a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, samples of recent publications, statements of research and teaching interests:

https://brocku.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/brocku_careers/job/St-Catharines-Main-Campus/Assistant-Professor–Data-Science—Statistical-Theory_JR-1005177 

Three letters of recommendation (letters of reference) should be directly sent from the referee to:

Data Science and Statistical Theory Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3A1
E-mail: Math/Stats POS1@brocku.ca

Review of applications will commence on April 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application.
We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy https://brocku.ca/policies/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/Employment-Accommodation-Policy.pdf. Please advise:  Ali Rilstone, Talent Acquisition Consultant, arilstone@brocku.ca  to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Learn more about Brock University by visiting www.brocku.ca


3) Faculty Position in Financial Mathematics and Mathematical Modeling at Brock University

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Brock University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Financial Mathematics and Mathematical Modeling, effective July 1, 2020.

About Brock University
The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 19,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

About the department
The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Brock University strives to achieve a diverse, flexible,
innovative, modern curriculum for educating undergraduate and graduate students in both mathematics and statistics; training students to learn how to acquire further knowledge and skills related to these areas and their myriad applications; carrying out world-class research in modern areas of mathematics, statistics, and math education; connecting and linking with other Departments and Faculties in teaching and research.

About the position
The Department currently offers a BSc and an MSc in Mathematics and Statistics. The successful candidate is expected to have a primary role in the development of a new undergraduate program in Financial Mathematics, sustain and expand existing financial math courses, and teach undergraduate courses in the MICA (Mathematics Integrated with Computers and Applications) concentration. The successful candidate will also build a modern transdisciplinary research program which will strengthen and broaden the Department’s MSc program, as well as contribute to a proposed joint PhD program with the Department of Computer Science. Commitment to develop new graduate courses and supervise graduate students in the areas of financial mathematics and mathematical modeling is anticipated.

Qualifications
The successful candidate must have recently completed a PhD with expertise in analytical and computational aspects of Financial Mathematics and computer-based Mathematical Modeling.  A strong record of independent research in these areas which will attract external funding is desired. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated teaching ability.

Applicants should submit through the Brock Careers Website at the link below by March 31, 2020, (indicating file number stated above), a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, samples of recent publications, statements of research and teaching interests:

https://brocku.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/brocku_careers/job/St-Catharines-Main-Campus/Assistant-Professor–Financial-Mathematics—Mathematical-Modeling_JR-1005179-1 

Three letters of recommendation (letters of reference) should be directly sent from the referee to:

Financial Mathematics and Mathematical Modeling Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3A1
E-mail: Math/Stats POS3@brocku.ca

Review of applications will commence on April 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application.
We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy https://brocku.ca/policies/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/Employment-Accommodation-Policy.pdf. Please advise: Ali Rilstone, Talent Acquisition Consultant, arilstone@brocku.ca  to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.
We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Learn more about Brock University by visiting www.brocku.ca


4) Faculty Position in Mathematics of Data Science at Brock University

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Brock University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the mathematics of data science, effective July 1, 2020.

About Brock University
The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 19,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences.

About the department
The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Brock University strives to achieve a diverse, flexible,
innovative, modern curriculum for educating undergraduate and graduate students in both mathematics and statistics; training students to learn how to acquire further knowledge and skills related to these areas and their myriad applications; carrying out world-class research in modern areas of mathematics, statistics, and math education; connecting and linking with other Departments and Faculties in teaching and research.

About the position
The Department currently offers a BSc and an MSc in Mathematics and Statistics and is preparing to launch a new trans-disciplinary BSc in Data Sciences and Analytics as well as a new PhD Program in Computational, Mathematical, and Statistical Sciences jointly with the Department of Computer Science. The Department will also be contributing to the development and delivery of engineering programs at Brock University. The successful candidate is expected to have a primary role in the development of these current and new programs in mathematics, data sciences and engineering.

Qualifications
The successful candidate must have recently completed a PhD in an area of mathematics related to data science (e.g., computational discrete mathematics, algorithmic and computational optimization, analysis of complex networks, etc.) by the time of the appointment, a record of or a strong potential for excellent and independent research that will attract external funding and an active program of fundamental and applied research in mathematical methods in data and information processing with applications to science and engineering problems. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in theoretical and computational discrete mathematics with applications to the data sciences, and the ability and the commitment to supervise graduate students.

Applicants should submit through the Brock Careers website at the link below by March 31, 2020 (indicating file number stated above), a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, samples of recent publications, statements of research and teaching interests:

https://brocku.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/brocku_careers/job/St-Catharines-Main-Campus/Assistant-Professor–Mathematics-of-Data-Science_JR-1005178 

Three letters of recommendation (letters of reference) should be directly sent from the referee to:

Mathematics of Data Science Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3A1
E-mail: Math/Stats POS2@brocku.ca

Review of applications will commence on April 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application.

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy https://brocku.ca/policies/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/Employment-Accommodation-Policy.pdf. Please advise: Ali Rilstone, Talent Acquisition Consultant, arilstone@brocku.ca  to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Learn more about Brock University by visiting www.brocku.ca

 


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CAIMS*SCMAI ENews is distributed electronically several times a year by the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society * Société Canadienne de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (http://www.caims.ca).

Past issues are available on the web at http://www.caims.ca/content/enews-archive

Submissions are welcome and should be sent in plain text format to:

Justin Wan, CAIMS*SCMAI Secretary Email: secretary@caims.ca

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the Board or Membership of CAIMS*SCMAI. The editorial policy of this publication is to encourage the discussion of issues and facilitate the dissemination of information relevant to Canadian applied and industrial mathematics.

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