The University of Arizona, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: UA-AMPDRA [#24198]
Position Title: Applied Mathematics Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Tucson, Arizona 85721, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: withdrawn (posted 2024/01/17, listed until 2024/07/17)
Position Description:    

The Program in Applied Mathematics at the University of Arizona welcomes applications for Applied Mathematics Postdoctoral Research Associates I. Subject to the availability of funding, this is a three-year postdoctoral position (non-tenure eligible) with an appointment beginning in Fall 2024. Review is on-going, and the position will remain open until filled. 

The position is specific to the Department of Mathematics and the Applied Mathematics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (AM GIDP) at the University of Arizona.

The postdoc will contribute to an innovation in Graduate Education (IGE) NSF funded project at the University of Arizona's Applied Mathematics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (AM GIDP) that integrates data science and AI into the AM PhD curriculum. Collaborating closely with national and industrial laboratory partners, this initiative aims to foster a new generation of researchers equipped to tackle pressing national and global challenges in the AI realm. The overarching goal is to revolutionize graduate applied mathematics training, bridging academic learning with real-world applications in both traditional and contemporary AM contexts, encompassing data science and AI.

Duties & Responsibilities. The successful candidate will be deeply involved in the research mission of the IGE, working closely with mathematical scientists and domain experts. In particular, the candidate will have the opportunity and expectation to work in transdisciplinary teams with researchers in Mathematics, Statistics, and domain scientists, and participate in vertical training of graduate students. We are interested in candidates with an ability to bridge the gaps between scientific endeavors and intellectual disciplines, strong communication and teaching skills, and in helping to train the next generation of mathematical scientists.

30% Teaching for the Math Department - 1+1 load (1 course per semester) The position carries a teaching commitment of 6 units per year equivalent to two, one-semester mathematics courses per academic year, as well as maintaining an active research program.

20% Service for the Applied Math GIDP - coordinating activities under the Innovation in Graduate Education (IGE) / NSF grant by exploring interactions via graduate students with National and Industrial Lab partners.

50% Research under guidance of AM/GIDP faculty and in collaboration with an Industrial or National Lab partners involved in the IGE/NSF grant.

In addition, the IGE postdoc is provided a summer stipend to support their participation in IGE summer training activities for graduate students of the AM GIDP. Postdoc will have access to a travel allowance throughout their appointment to attend professional meetings.

The work will be carried out at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. The candidate is expected to begin employment at the start of the Academic Year 2024.

Review of applicants will begin on 12/01/2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications Applicants should have a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics or related discipline by the time of appointment. 

Preferred Qualifications Applicants should have a strong background in applied mathematics, computational science & engineering, scientific computing, and/or statistics, as well as evidence of dedication to effective teaching and interest in mentoring students.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities. Tucson, home to the UA, has all the advantages of a midsize city,Sonoran desert landscape surrounded by high mountains (5,000-9,000 feet elev.), and a day's drive to the Grand Canyon, beaches, skiing, and more. The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of America’s Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2015 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress! UA is home to a school of data science and interdisciplinary research institutes, including the Data Science Institute, NSF CyVerse for cyberinfrastructure and computing, the Data7 institute, the Bio5 institute, and the Institute for Energy Solutions. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please visit

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At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Note: * Candidates should identify up to three faculty as potential mentors, and explain how their research can both benefit from, and enhance, our research endeavors within their Research Statement.

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Department of Mathematics
617 N. Santa Rita Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85721