University of Tennessee, Mathematics

Position ID: UTK-UTKPOSTDOC [#18453]
Position Title: UTK-POSTDOC
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1320, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2021/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/04, finished 2022/06/04, listed until 2022/03/13)
Position Description:    

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The Mathematics Department at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks to fill three postdoctoral positions.

A PhD or equivalent degree in mathematical sciences earned between January 1, 2019, and August 31, 2022, is required.

The position is a nine-month academic year appointment, renewable for up to three years, beginning August 1, 2022. Evidence of potential for excellence in research and good quality teaching is required. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

In a departure from the past and to enhance the professional outcomes of our postdocs, we are conducting an open (not area-specific) search in which candidates will be ranked according to the quality of potential interactions with departmental faculty. Groups of at least two UTK Math faculty will “champion” individual applicants, and these applicants will then be ranked and offers made in descending order. Being the “champion” of a candidate requires the UTK Math Faculty Members in the group to: (1) Communicate in advance with the candidate, assessing common research interests and the likelihood that a collaboration would ensue that is fruitful for both the department and the postdoc. (2) Write a proposal concerning possible collaboration. (3) Develop a mentoring plan.

The University of Tennessee encourages applications from candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is the flagship university in the Tennessee state higher education system. In recent years, the Department of Mathematics has steadily increased its research prominence both within the University and in the larger mathematical community. For example, department faculty give about 200 external invited talks per (non-pandemic) year at locations around the world, many of which are fully or partly funded by the inviting organization or conference.

Knoxville is a progressive, medium-sized city nestled in the Tennessee Valley, which is bordered on one side by the Great Smoky Mountains and on the other by the geologically rich Cumberland Plateau. The downtown area, including the Old City new development on the south side of the Tennessee River, is a thriving mixture of shops, restaurants, breweries, and residential and business buildings. The city’s Urban Wilderness is larger than Central Park in New York City and supports an abundance of activities from water sports to hiking, running and mountain biking on over 50 miles of trails and greenways. The city has a relatively low cost of living, and there is no state income tax on earned income.

Candidates should apply via, including curriculum vitae, description of their research accomplishments and plans, teaching statement, and three or more letters of reference. The letters should include one that addresses teaching. Candidates should also provide a cover letter specific to the University of Tennessee postdoctoral position, including the name(s) of at least one mathematics professor at the University of Tennessee with whom the applicant would like to have research interaction.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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The University of Tennessee
Mathematics Department
227 Ayres Hall
1403 Circle Drive
Knoxville TN 37996-1320