University of Waterloo, Combinatorics and Optimization

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Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in graph theory
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Graph Theory
Application Deadline: 2020/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/10/09, finished 2021/02/09)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo invites applications from qualified candidates for one 2-year postdoctoral fellowship appointment in graph theory under the supervision of Luke Postle. Expertise in structural graph theory or extremal combinatorics is desired. In particular familiarity with some or all of the following is preferred: coloring, graph decompositions, the probabilistic method, graph algorithms, discharging, optimization, topological graph theory, local algorithms, and graph minors.  

A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research. The annual salary is $50,000. In addition, a travel fund of $3000 per year is provided. The effective date of appointment is September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2023. However, dates are negotiable.  

Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site ( Applications should include a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae and research statement and at least three reference letters. 

Inquiries may be addressed to Luke Postle, Assistant Professor, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. The deadline for application is December 31, 2020. Late applications will be considered until the position is filled. 

The University of Waterloo regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation.”


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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Department of Combinatorics & Optimization
University of Waterloo
200 University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3G1

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