University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: UIUC-2122DOOBS [#18846]
Position Title: J.L. Doob Research Assistant Professor
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Urbana, Illinois 61801, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/12/08 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/11/01)
Position Description:   URMs  

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department of Mathematics

Postdoctoral Positions as J.L. Doob Research Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is soliciting applications for J. L. Doob Research Assistant Professorships. The number of Doob postdoctoral positions to be filled will depend on the availability of funds; however, at least one will be in data science. Doob postdoctoral positions are full time and non-renewable with a term of three years, starting approximately August 16, 2022, and are for recent Ph.D. recipients.  Preference is given to applicants whose research interests align with those of a member of the current faculty.

The Department of Mathematics and the University of Illinois provide an excellent scientific environment to pursue research in pure and applied mathematics including actuarial science. Salary and teaching load are competitive. 

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring individuals who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

Applications should be submitted electronically through and must include: an AMS Standard Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, cover letter that indicates the alignment between the applicant’s research interests and those of the department faculty, a curriculum vitae including e-mail address, a publication list, a research statement, at least three letters of reference; one of which must address teaching.

Reference letter writers should submit their letters online through If they are unable to do so, they may send their letters to the following address: JL Doob Search, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1409 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801, USA; 

To ensure full consideration, all materials, including letters of reference, need to be received by December 08, 2021.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

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