Applied Math - Academia Job

<p>Hey guys I am very interested in Applied math and plan on going to graduate school to pursue a Ph.D in applied math. However, my question is is will having a Ph.D in applied math still qualify me to teach in academia as a professor? I ask this because I do not want to be limited to finding a job in industry, as my dream would really be to find a job as a professor. Thank you everyone! </p>

<p>Yes it will qualify you, but the academic job market is in the toilet. You should do some reading.</p>

<p>I agree with BrownParent. Right now, solely concentrating on a professor gig is very dicey. Here is a possible path…</p>

<p>Go the industry route and teach at a university on the side. As I remember in graduate school, some of my courses were taught by appointed “instructors” who were not full professors at the time. Since they had a ton of industry experience (like in Statistical Quality Control or Taguchi Methods), they could be instructors for a college. I am thinking that one could use that relationship to an Assistant/Associate Professor gig once the PhD is obtained.</p>

<p>Okay it is good to know I will be qualified. </p>

<p>I have been reading and I understand that professor jobs are hard to come by now a days so I am not betting everything on getting one. I am sure as I continue my mathematical career, other paths/jobs will also catch my eye. I do love teaching though so obviously that would be my first priority. </p>