Faculty Position in Complex Systems

The Center for the Study of Complex Systems (CSCS) at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in complex systems science. The Center is a broad, interdisciplinary unit whose faculty use and develop tools from applied mathematics, computation, physics, statistics, engineering, and network theory to understand questions in the social, biological, and physical sciences. This is a University-year appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The expected start date is August 26, 2024.

Required Qualifications: We seek applicants with a research agenda focused on the development and/or application of complex systems models and/or methods. This may involve theoretical or applied research in areas of complex systems including (but not limited to) mathematical and computational work in network science, computational approaches in complex systems and related topics in computer science, social science, emergence and robustness, or scientific applications where complex systems theory lies at the core of the approach such as: quantitative modeling of biological and social systems, complex systems approaches to systemic racism and health disparities, biological and social evolution, artificial life, and cognition. We are particularly interested in candidates with a record of working across disciplines. 

How to Apply: All applications must be uploaded here: https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/apply/1700

This faculty position will be in the Center for the Study of Complex Systems or joint between Complex Systems and another academic department or school at the University of Michigan. If a joint appointment is preferred, candidates should suggest possible partner departments or schools. Complex Systems has a tradition of jointly appointed faculty across a wide range of schools and colleges at the University of Michigan, however both joint and 100% Complex Systems appointments will be considered. Applicants must submit a CV, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence, if any. At least three letters of recommendation are required and must be uploaded by the letter writers to the same website. Finally, please include a diversity statement that demonstrates your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, and/or teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement. There may be some overlap with your research proposal and teaching statements (1-3 pages).

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Offers for this appointment are contingent on successful completion of a background screening. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority groups are encouraged to apply.