Arizona State University, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Position ID: ASU-POSTDOC [#18745, 16985]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Tempe, Arizona 85287-1804, United States [map]
Subject Area: Research
Application Deadline: finished (2021/10/25, finished 2022/07/21, listed until 2022/01/31)
Position Description:    

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

Postdoctoral Research Scholar 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 Postdoctoral Research Scholar positions with an anticipated start date of fall 2022. These full-time academic year, benefits-eligible positions are renewable on an annual basis through spring 2025 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 School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences is committed to actively recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of systemically underserved groups. All faculty members are responsible for helping to enhance our school’s collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity.

Arizona State University is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who can work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower-income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates.

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

Required qualifications: • a Ph.D. in the mathematical or statistical sciences or a closely related area by August 10, 2022 • demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching • demonstrated understanding of and potential for success working on diversity, equity and inclusiveness issues in the mathematical community

Desired qualifications: • 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, statistics, and data science) • demonstrated success working with diverse student and/or faculty populations

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 recently launched an interdisciplinary B.S. degree program in data science, which includes 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 is a comprehensive public research university named #1 in the United States for innovation for the seventh consecutive year, ahead of MIT and Stanford. We measure our success not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve.

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 one of the top college towns in the country, thanks to its youthful population, career options, wages, housing and things to do. 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.

To apply, please submit the following through mathjobs at

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. A diversity statement that addresses the candidate’s awareness and understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging 6. At least four letters of recommendation; one of these letters should address the candidate’s teaching qualifications

The application deadline is 4:00 pm Arizona time on December 10, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool after the deadline. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting

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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.

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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