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UBC (Okanagan), School of Arts and Sciences

University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus

Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) 

Mathematics: Tenure Track Assistant Professor – Applied Differential Equations (Job Opening ID# 30785)

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in applied differential equations at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will be held in the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics ( and is expected to start on July 1, 2019.

Applicants must have a PhD in mathematics or a closely related field, with specialization in applied differential equations. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of research productivity and proven ability to obtain external funding in support of a successful program of research. They must also show evidence of, or capacity for, excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and learning; interest in graduate teaching and supervision; and dedication to student mentoring. They are also expected to show evidence of commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful, collegial environment that is conducive to learning and working.

Preference will be given to candidates specializing in mathematical biology. The ability to integrate one’s expertise into ongoing scholarly activities in the department and on the campus and to enhance existing strengths in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Physics, and/or Engineering is highly desirable and will be a significant asset.

The Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics, at UBC’s Okanagan campus, is a dynamic and highly interdisciplinary unit of nearly 30 faculty members with research clusters in optimization, medical physics, and data science. It is also very active in the scholarship of teaching and science education. The Department is housed in the vibrant Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences. The Faculty offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The collegial learning environment in the Faculty focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness, and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. To learn about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, go to

UBC is one of the world’s leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna on unceded Syilx Okanagan territory, has strong undergraduate and graduate programs, with over 9,000 students in seven faculties. There are currently about 450 Aboriginal students on the campus, with nearly a tenth of them studying at the graduate level. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit Information about the surrounding community can be found at:

How to Apply:

Applications are to be submitted online at  (see appropriate Job Opening ID#30785) and should include:

  1. a cover letter,
  2. a curriculum vitae,
  3. a research statement,
  4. a statement of teaching philosophy,
  5. evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching/course evaluations), and
  6. the names of three referees who have been asked to submit letters of reference.

Applicants should also arrange to have their referees submit letters of recommendation directly to Janelle Lessard by the deadline, at:

Please direct any inquiries regarding the posting to Dr. John Braun, Department Head, at: All correspondence, including referees’ letters, must indicate the competition title (Computational Science Assistant Professor) in the subject line of the e-mail.

The deadline for applications is November 20th, 2018. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In support of our commitment to equity and diversity, all candidates will be invited to participate in an online Equity Survey as part of the appointment process.



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