Clemson University, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Position ID: Clemson-RTGPD [#17655]
Position Title: RTG Post Doctoral Fellow
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Clemson, South Carolina 29634, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Coding Theory, Cryptography, and Number Theory
Application Deadline: finished (2021/05/03, finished 2021/08/16, listed until 2021/08/15)
Position Description:    

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The Clemson School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences (SMSS) seeks to fill a Postdoctoral position in their Coding Theory, Cryptography, and Number Theory group.

This is a 9-month position (August 15 2021-May 15 2022) with job duties consisting of teaching two courses per year and conducting research. Additionally, the postdoc will be expected to participate in some of the other activities associated with the RTG grant that can be found on the grant webpage (

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, unofficial transcript, and four letters of reference at least one of which addresses the applicant’s teaching. The cover letter should indicate how the applicant's work relates to the research areas of the grant and a statement that the applicant is "eligible for positions which require US citizenship or US permanent residency" (please use this exact wording).

Applications must be completed through and will be accepted until the position has been filled. Completed applications for the postdoctoral position received before June 16, 2021 will receive full consideration.

The appointment is initially for one academic year but may be renewable for two additional years contingent upon funding and performance. The potential second and third years of the postdoc would carry a teaching load of two courses per semester as well as some light service duties.

The SMSS contains two divisions: Mathematics and Statistics & Operations Research, and includes the areas of algebra and discrete mathematics, data science, computational mathematics, operations research, probability and mathematical statistics, and pure and applied analysis. The school offers the full range of Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. For further information regarding the school, its research areas and programs, please visit the web site (

Clemson University has the highest Carnegie research designation (Very High, R1), and recently completed its Clemson Forward plan with strategic focus on advancing our doctoral programs and strengthening our research and scholarly impact while still preserving the outstanding signature undergraduate experience that is at the heart of Clemson. The Clemson Forward plan directed the building of a new world-class College of Science that harnesses the disciplines of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Genetics and Biochemistry, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, and Physics & Astronomy to solve tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Clemson Forward has at its core the mission of inclusive excellence in our students and faculty that will help Clemson ascend to a top 20 public university and a model for the 21st Century land grant university.

Moreover, the University, the College of Science, and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences are committed to building a community of inclusive excellence, where faculty scholars are dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment ( We are particularly interested in receiving applications from those who have experience and/or a commitment toward mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, as well as those who have demonstrated a commitment to understanding the challenges in promoting diversity and inclusion. In addition, the college is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

South Carolina’s highest-ranked national university is located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by Lake Hartwell and the Clemson Experimental Forest. A top-25 public university with a reputation for excellence, Clemson University provides a hands-on education — in the lab, in the classroom and in the field. Academic programs lay the groundwork for innovative research, and real-world experiences carry forward to rewarding careers. This strikingly beautiful campus enjoys a temperate and pleasant climate. We welcome applications and nominations of outstanding scholar-educators to come join the Clemson Family.

The College of Science advances the life, physical, and mathematical sciences as it mobilizes curiosity-driven faculty and students through innovative academic programs and research, including transdisciplinary research at the intersection of many fields.

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Contact: Lynn Callahan, 864-656-5240, 864-656-5230 (fax)
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School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
O-104 Martin Hall
Clemson SC 29634-0975
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