Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mathematical Sciences

Position ID: WPI-POSTDOC [#13092]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2280, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics and Statistics
Application Deadline: finished (2018/11/05, finished 2019/08/08, listed until 2019/05/05)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) invites applications for postdoctoral scholar positions in Mathematics and Statistics to begin with the academic year 2019-2020. A strong commitment to research and teaching is essential. The appointment is renewable, year by year, for up to three years. The duties involve research in the mathematical sciences along with a teaching load that is normally four 7-week courses per year. The field of research is open, however alignment to the research interests of the faculty in the department is strongly preferred. A Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics or related fields is required. Qualified applicants should submit(1) a curriculum vitae (2) a statement of specific teaching objectives (3) a statement of research objectives that includes a section on how the applicant's research would benefit from the department's research activities and identifies potential collaborators or mentors within the department (4) four letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses teaching experience or potential.

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. The Mathematical Sciences Department currently has 30 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 8 postdoctoral scholars, and features two active Ph.D. programs in Mathematical Sciences, and in Statistics. The department offers bachelor's degrees in Mathematical Sciences and in Actuarial Mathematics, and master's degrees in Applied Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, and Industrial Mathematics (see http://www.wpi.edu/+math). The department has a strong reputation for its cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and for its successful programs addressing mathematical and statistical problems in industry (http://www.wpi.edu/+CIMS). Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 70 research institutions by US News & World Report. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real world problems around the globe. Located in the heart of New England, WPI is surrounded by cultural and recreational opportunities. The UMass Medical Center, a large number of technology companies and many colleges and universities are located in the immediate area making it ideal for two career families.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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Further Info:
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280

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