Arizona State University, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Position ID: ASU-POSTDOC17 [#9189, 11691]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Tempe, Arizona 85287-1804, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2016/11/30help popup finished (2016/09/14, finished 2017/06/04, listed until 2017/03/14)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Job #11691)

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 Associate positions with an anticipated start date of Fall 2017. These full-time, benefits-eligible positions are renewable on an annual basis through Spring 2020 contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Applicants must be within five years of receipt of their Ph.D. to be considered for initial appointment or for subsequent annual renewal. The duties involve research in the mathematical sciences along with a teaching load which is normally three courses per year. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in the mathematical or statistical sciences, or in a related field, by August 10, 2017 and the potential for excellent teaching and research. The field of research is open, but the desired qualifications include having 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 and statistics.

Currently, there are 53 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members and approximately 90 supported Ph.D. students, along with an additional 40 Ph.D. students and 40 Masters students. The School offers bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. programs in applied mathematics, mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics as well as an undergraduate program in actuarial science.   Excellent computing resources are available in the School that include individual faculty workstations as well as access to the University's central computing facilities and the High Performance Computing Initiative. SoMSS has a strongly interdisciplinary research profile that includes numerous collaborations inside and outside the university, such as in the social sciences, education, physical sciences, engineering, biological sciences, environmental sciences, and medicine. ASU has several initiatives that relate to the mathematical and statistical sciences, such as the Biodesign Institute, complex adaptive systems, energy, sustainability, and climate. For more information on ASU and these initiatives, please see: For more about the faculty and research of SoMSS, please see:

The Tempe campus of Arizona State University has approximately 60,000 students. It is located in the rapidly growing metropolitan Phoenix area, which provides a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. The surrounding countryside is very attractive to outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, and other activities in the exquisite Arizona canyon lands and mountainous terrain.

To apply, please submit the following materials through

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)       At least four letters of recommendation that must be submitted at the mathjobs site, including one that addresses teaching

A background check is required for employment.

The application deadline is 5:00 pm Arizona time on November 30, 2016; only applications that are complete by the deadline will be considered. If the positions are not filled, remaining applications will be reviewed every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

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.

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:
Arizona State University
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
P.O. Box 871804
(Building PSA216)
Tempe, AZ 85287-1804

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