University of Florida, Mathematics

Position ID: 1112-PDA [#16547]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Gainesville, Florida 32611, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Applied Topology
Application Deadline: 2021/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/10/19, finished 2021/07/03)
Position Description:    

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

A Post-doctoral Associate position is available in Mathematics to work on a project in applied topology led by Dr. Peter Bubenik in the Department of Mathematics.

The position is being funded by the new NSF/Simons Southeast Center in Mathematics and Biology. The teaching assignment is one course per academic year. There will be time to develop the mathematics of applied topology. The main collaboration will be with Dr. Hang Lu, Love Family Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech, applying topological data analysis to her lab's data. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to help mentor the students in Bubenik’s research group - currently 3 PhD students and three undergraduates.

The applicant must have a PhD in Mathematics. This position will be initially awarded for one year, and, contingent upon strong performance, conduct, and availability of funds, may be renewed for up to three years.

The Department of Mathematics particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) research statement, and (4)at least 3 letters of reference must be provided on the application.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 26, 2020, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
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University of Florida
Department of Mathematics
1400 Stadium Road, PO BOX 118105
358 Little Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611