Applied Mathematics

Diversity and Inclusion

We value diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence and is committed to building a diverse departmental community: for all positions in the department, we especially encourage applications from those belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in the mathematical sciences and those who can contribute to the excellence, diversity, and inclusivity of our academic community. Additional information about our commitment to diversity and inclusion is posted in the University's and the departmental DEI pages.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Lecturer- and Tenure-stream Faculty

We frequently seek to hire lecturer- or tenure-stream faculty. The teaching loads for these positions are four courses per year for lecturer-stream and two courses per year for tenure-track faculty. The department has 22 tenure-stream and 1 lecturer-stream faculty members, and we have a departmental postdoctoral program, which funds 5 postdoctoral fellows at any given time, an excellent graduate program, and a strong undergraduate culture. Department members frequently take advantage of Brown's interdisciplinary culture via collaborations with many other Brown units including Biology and Biomedicine, Brain Sciences & Neuroscience, Cognitive Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, Computational Biology, Engineering, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Public Health. We are also a founding partner of Brown’s Data Science Initiative and participate in the NSF-funded Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics. Applicants must have a strong record of or exceptional promise for research and a commitment to effective teaching in a diverse and inclusive classroom. Positions are normally advertised on Mathjobs in late summer with deadlines in late fall. Decisions are communicated by the end of February.

LFZ and Prager Postdoctoral Fellowships

We regularly seek applications for LFZ and Prager Assistant Professorships, which are three-year, non-tenured, and non-renewable appointments with a teaching load of one course per semester. Candidates are required to have received a Ph.D. degree or equivalent by the start of this appointment and may have up to three years of prior academic and/or postdoctoral research experience. Applicants should have strong research potential and a commitment to teaching in a diverse and inclusive classroom, and their field of research should be consistent with the current research interests of the departmental faculty. Positions are normally advertised on Mathjobs in late summer with deadlines in late fall. Decisions are communicated by mid February.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (UTAs)

Each semester, we seek undergraduate students who are interested in being UTAs for selected APMA courses. UTAs are an integral part of our teaching effort and play an important role. Responsibilities include assisting with recitation sessions or study sections, holding office hours where students can get guidance on topics arising from the course, and helping review student assignments. Through peer-to-peer engagement, UTAs can play a very positive role in shaping a student’s perspective on the learning and application of applied mathematics. Serving as a UTA can also be a learning experience, developing communication skills and reinforcing one’s own knowledge of course topics.

UTAs receive an hourly wage, but we do not currently give course credit for being a UTA. UTA positions are advertised in Workday. Usually, positions are advertised in early March for the fall semester, and in early October for the spring semester. For questions about UTA positions and the application process, please contact Candida Hall (