University of New Hampshire, Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Position ID: UNH-POSTDOC [#15025]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Mathematics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Durham, New Hampshire 03824, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2019/10/28, listed until 2020/04/28)
Position Description:    

Postdoctoral Scholar in Mathematics


College of Engineering and Physical Sciences


Department: Mathematics and Statistics


Description: The Postdoctoral Scholar will conduct research and work closely with senior

faculty in the department to develop a long‐range research trajectory that includes publications

and a record of external funding. We seek an individual who is committed to excellence in

scholarship, who can contribute to the mission of the department and benefit from vast

professional opportunities open to UNH scholars at the department and the university level.

The Scholar will have the opportunity to interact with department faculty and graduate

students across the breadth of the mathematical sciences represented within the department

through individual collaborations and seminars as well as the opportunity to teach one course

per year at the undergraduate or graduate level. The Scholar will have access to UNH

professional development academies that focus on grant writing and issues related to teaching

and learning.


We encourage applications from all areas of pure mathematics. We are especially interested in

applicants whose research interests are aligned with those of our faculty and with the needs of

our Department. The specific areas of current research are:


1. Representation theory, including Lie theory, quantum groups, and tensor categories.

Representation theory provides a framework that unifies many branches of mathematics,

theoretical physics and computer science: modern algebra, quantum mechanics, quantum

computation, and quantum information are examples. The methods of representation

theory are expected to play a significant role in the “Quantum Leap’’ challenge which is one

of the 10 big ideas promoted by the NSF.


2. Algebraic topology, including category theory and homological algebra. This area of

research uses algebraic methods in the study of topological spaces. Many related subjects,

such as homotopy theory, operads, and higher categories are at the core of modern

mathematics and is a rich area of current mathematical research.


3. Operator Theory and Operator Algebras, including C*‐algebras, von Neumann algebras,

free probability, and Banach space theory. This area combines algebraic and analytic

methods in the study of infinite‐dimensional spaces and has recently seen applications to

quantum information theory. Operator Theory has been one of the strengths of our

Department for many years.

Please visit the Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholars site for additional information and application: https://www.unh.edu/engagement/postdoctoral-diversity-and-innovation-scholars

Office of the Senior Vice Provost Engagement and Faculty Development

University of New Hampshire ∙ Thompson Hall ∙Durham, NH 03824

Leslie Couse, Executive Director: Leslie.Couse@UNH.edu 603‐862‐5055

Julie Williams, Senior Vice Provost: faculty.development@unh.edu 603‐862‐1997


UNH is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access / Affirmative Action institution.  The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students.  The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.  Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.


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Contact: Karen Graham
Postal Mail:
Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
Web Page: https://www.unh.edu/engagement/postdoctoral-diversity-and-innovation-scholars

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