Arizona State University, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Position ID: ASU-POSTDOC [#12561, 12546]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Tempe, Arizona 85287-1804, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics (open)
Application Deadline: 2018/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/09/17, finished 2019/04/26, listed until 2019/03/17)
Position Description:    

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An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Job #12546)

Arizona State University

School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences


The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for up to three Postdoctoral Research Scholar positions with an anticipated start date of fall 2019. These full-time academic year, benefits-eligible positions are renewable on an annual basis through spring 2022 contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Applicants must be within five years of receipt of their PhD to be considered for initial appointments and subsequent renewals.


The essential duties of the position will be to conduct research in the mathematical sciences along with a teaching load that is normally three courses per year.


Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in the mathematical or statistical sciences, or in a related field, by August 10, 2019 and the potential for excellent teaching and research. The field of research is open.


The desired qualifications include having a documented research record in an area that meshes with the research interests of a current faculty member or group of faculty members. SoMSS has strong research groups in analysis, combinatorics, computational mathematics, differential equations, dynamical systems, geometry, graph theory, mathematical biology, mathematics education, number theory, probability and statistics.


SoMSS currently has 57 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members and approximately 96 supported Ph.D. students, along with an additional 50 Ph.D. students and 44 Masters students. The School offers bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. programs in applied mathematics, mathematics, mathematics education and statistics as well as undergraduate and masters programs in actuarial science. The school is also leading the development of an interdisciplinary B.S. degree program in data science, which will include courses in computational mathematics and statistics. SoMSS has excellent computing resources that include individual faculty workstations, several high-performance servers and a small cluster, as well as access to the University's central computing facilities and the High Performance Computing Initiative. More details can be found at


SoMSS has a strongly interdisciplinary research profile that includes numerous collaborations inside and outside the university, such as in the biological, environmental, medical, physical and social sciences, education, and multiple areas of engineering.  There are numerous opportunities for collaboration with interdisciplinary centers and institutes, such as the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), the Biodesign Institute (which includes centers specializing in the nanobiosciences, bioengineering, genomics, and vaccinology), the Institute for Social Science Research, the new College of Health Solutions, the Global Institute of Sustainability, and the nearby Mayo Clinic. The escalating interest in data science research throughout ASU will offer further opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.


Arizona State University serves more than 60,000 students at its Tempe campus, welcoming students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. ASU is located in the rapidly growing metropolitan Phoenix area, which provides a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. Livability ranked Tempe the top college town in the country in 2016, thanks to its youthful population, career options, wages, housing and things to do. US News and World Report also ranked Phoenix #19 in 2018 on its list of Best Places to Live. The ‘Valley of the Sun’ offers beautiful scenery and miles of hiking, biking and riding trails, as well as camping, rafting and skiing just a short drive away.


To further enhance the superb quality of life Arizona offers, the university has committed to sustaining the conditions necessary for faculty to enter and thrive in their academic careers while meeting personal and family responsibilities.


Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. SoMSS and ASU are committed to diversity and inclusion. ASU provides eligible employees with parental and family leave and resources for working parents (  SoMSS has an active chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and strives to meet the needs of a diverse student and faculty population.


To apply, please submit the following through


1.                   A cover letter that briefly explains the candidate’s interest in, and fit with, the position

2.                   A curriculum vitae

3.                   A personal statement addressing the candidate’s research program

4.                   A statement of teaching experience and philosophy

5.                   At least four letters of recommendation that must be submitted at the mathjobs site, including one that addresses teaching


The application deadline is 5:00 pm Arizona time on November 30, 2018; only applications that are complete by the deadline will be considered. If the positions are not filled, complete remaining applications will be reviewed every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Arizona State University
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
P.O. Box 871804
(Building PSA216)
Tempe, AZ 85287-1804

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