Mathematics

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Tennessee Tech University
Mathematics Department
110 University Drive
Box 5054
Cookeville, TN  38505

Phone: (931) 372-3441

Fax: (931) 372-6353

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Location: Bruner Hall 235

Job Opportunities

 Applications are invited for two tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant professor beginning August, 2014. For the first position, candidates must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics by August 2014. The area of research must be in numerical analysis or scientific computing. For the second position, candidates must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics or statistics with a strong mathematical background by August 2014. The preferred areas of research are multivariate analysis, biostatistics, environmental statistics, and data mining but other applied areas of statistics will be considered.

 Each of the candidates should have evidence of the potential for high quality teaching and strong promise in research. Preference will be given to candidates who can complement the research activities of current faculty or who meet the teaching needs of the department. For more information about the department, see http://www.tntech.edu/math/home/. Review of applications will begin on January 24, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The application process is maintained online at jobs.tntech.edu. Applicants will be required to electronically upload a cover letter, CV, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Official transcripts required upon hire), and three letters of recommendation. Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.

Questions for the position requiring a Ph.D. in mathematics can be directed to: Dr. Brian O’Connor, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, Box 5054, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN, 38505. You may contact him at 931-372-3570 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Questions for the second position requiring a Ph.D. in statistics or mathematics can be directed to: Dr. David Smith, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Mathematics, Box 5054, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN, 38505. You may contact him at 931-372-3568 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

EO/AA: Tennessee Technological University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

TTU Mathematics

Given two separate fixed volumes of some liquid, how would you design a pair of containers to store this liquid using the least amount of material possible?   The answer is a double bubble and this fact was discovered only a little more than a decade ago.  In fact, the solution required the use of modern computer technology.   If this sort of cutting-edge mathematical question interests you, check out Tennessee Tech’s Math Department.

An Incredible Program

Tennessee Tech’s Math Department not only provides you with a thorough foundation in all of the major branches of mathematics but gives you the freedom to study mathematical areas that interest you the most.  Professors frequently educate students on the connections between mathematics and computer science, physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, earth sciences, and business.  Along with opportunities for undergraduate research, participation in math competitions, and presentations of mathematical topics, students can get the type of background employers and graduate schools look for.

A Unique Experience

The Math Department offers a wide variety of upper-division courses, many of which are electives to suit students’ interests.  With small class sizes for most of these upper-division courses, you will get personal attention from experts in their field.

A Bright Future

The Math Department features five optional tracks of study: actuarial, applied mathematics, pure mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics.  Our graduates are well-prepared to pursue a wide variety of careers.  Some of our recent graduates are currently working in the areas of national defense, NASA, hospital administration, research, and teaching.   Whatever your goals may be, Tennessee Tech’s Math Department can help you get there.

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