University of Waterloo, Combinatorics and Optimization

231 18424Fellowship ID: uWaterloo-PDF2 [#18424, SMelczer-PDFAnalytic2022]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral fellowship in analytic combinatorics
Fellowship Type: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Location: Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Analytic Combinatorics
Application Deadline: 2021/12/20 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/30, finished 2022/02/25, listed until 2022/03/30)
Fellowship Description:    

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

The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo invites applications from qualified candidates for one 2-year postdoctoral fellowship appointment in analytic combinatorics under the supervision of Stephen Melczer. Research topics will centre around the growing field of analytic combinatorics in several variables, which applies tools from diverse fields of mathematics to combinatorial problems but requires results not typical in those originating fields. Research experience in one or more of the following areas is desired: analytic or algebraic combinatorics, computational algebraic geometry, computational topology, topological decompositions of complex varieties, and the asymptotics of multivariate oscillatory integrals. In particular, a research background in combinatorics is not a strict requirement for those with experience in other listed areas.

A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research. The annual salary is $50,000 and the position has a teaching load of one course per year. In addition, a travel fund of $2000 per year will be provided. The effective date of appointment is September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2024. However, dates are negotiable.

Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site Applications should include a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae and research statement and at least three reference letters. Inquiries may be addressed to Stephen Melczer, Assistant Professor, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. The deadline for application is December 20, 2021. Late applications will be considered until the position is filled. The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Stephen Melczer, Assistant Professor, at

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Stephen Melczer, Assistant Professor, at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
Department of Combinatorics and Optimization,
University of Waterloo,
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
N2L 3G1