Mathematics, Virginia Commonwealth University

Position ID: VCU-POSTDOC [#11235]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Richmond, Virginia 23284, United States [map]
Application Deadline: filled (posted 2017/11/02)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Positions: One position (9-month) as 3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Dept. of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics beginning August 16, 2018, subject to availability of funding. The Department and University Web pages may be found at and

 Responsibilities of Position: Collaborative research with the tenure-track faculty in the mathematics department and teaching two courses per year.

 Qualifications: A PhD in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics, or related field, is required at the time of the appointment. Applicants must be within five years of earning their PhD. Preference will be given to candidates with a clearly identified research agenda in one of the areas of mathematics related to Department interests. Applicants must have a record of successful research during their PhD and identify a faculty mentor within the department.

 The Department: The mission of the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is to offer a strong undergraduate and graduate education, with an increasing focus on the development of cross-disciplinary efforts that will prepare our students for real-world applications and stimulating employment and career opportunities. Key current objectives of the department include the continued development of a PhD program emphasizing discrete mathematics and applications of mathematics to the medical and biological sciences, the improvement of student outcomes in our lower level courses, and the continued strengthening of our department’s track in secondary education preparation.

 How to Apply for the Position: Candidates must submit electronically through the following: a current curriculum vitae, contact information for four references, and a cover letter that clearly explains how they meet the qualifications outlined above. In addition, candidates must submit electronically through the following: an AMS standard cover sheet, a current curriculum vitae, a detailed research statement, a cover letter, and a letter of support from the proposed department faculty mentor. Applicants must also submit through four letters of recommendation, one of which must support the applicant’s effectiveness as a teacher.

 Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.A. Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, applications received by Jan 8, 2018, will be given priority.

“Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.”

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
PO Box 842014
Richmond, VA 23284

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