Arizona State University, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Position ID: ASU-POSTDOC [#21206]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Tempe, Arizona 85287-1804, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematical Sciences
Application Deadline: 2022/12/02 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/19, finished 2023/03/09, listed until 2023/03/08)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Job #17642) Arizona State University School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS) at Arizona State University invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Scholar positions. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2023. These full-time academic-year, benefits-eligible positions are renewable on an annual basis through spring 2026 contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university.

The essential duties of the position will be to conduct research in the mathematical sciences, along with a teaching load that is normally three courses per year.

Arizona State University, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences value our cultural and intellectual diversity and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

Required Qualifications: • A Ph.D. in the mathematical or statistical sciences, or a closely related area by the time of appointment. Applicants must be within five years of receipt of their PhD to be considered for initial appointments and subsequent renewals. • Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching.

Desired Qualifications: • 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). • Demonstrated success working with diverse student and/or faculty populations.

SoMSS currently has 57 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members and approximately 96 supported Ph.D. students, along with an additional 50 Ph.D. students and 44 Master’s students. The School offers bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. programs in applied mathematics, theoretical mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics, and undergraduate and master’s programs in actuarial science. In addition, the school offers an interdisciplinary B.S. degree program in data science, and participates in a cross-college Ph.D. program in data science. The School has excellent computing resources that include individual faculty workstations, several high-performance servers and a small cluster, as well as access to the University's central computing facilities and the High-Performance Computing Initiative. More details can be found at

The School has a strong interdisciplinary research profile that includes numerous opportunities for collaboration on the campus with schools in, for example, Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Earth and Space Exploration, Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, and with interdisciplinary centers and institutes, such as the Institute for Social Science Research, the College of Health Solutions, the Global Institute of Sustainability, as well as off-campus with the thriving medical and technical industries in the Phoenix region. The escalating interest in data science research throughout ASU will offer further opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university named #1 in the United States for innovation for the eighth consecutive year, ahead of MIT and Stanford. We measure our success not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve.

Arizona State University serves more than 60,000 students at its Tempe campus, welcoming students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. ASU is located in the rapidly growing metropolitan Phoenix area, which provides a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. Livability ranked Tempe as one of the top college towns in the country, thanks to its youthful population, career options, wages, housing, and things to do. The ‘Valley of the Sun’ offers beautiful scenery and miles of hiking, biking, and riding trails, as well as camping, rafting, and skiing just a short drive away.

To further enhance the superb quality of life Arizona offers, the university has committed to sustaining the conditions necessary for faculty to enter and thrive in their academic careers while meeting personal and family responsibilities.

Women and members of systemically underserved groups are encouraged to apply. ASU provides eligible employees with parental and family leave and resources for working parents (

To apply, submit the following through Mathjobs at 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. A diversity statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence 6. At least four letters of recommendation; one of these letters should address the candidate’s teaching qualifications

The application deadline is 4:00 pm Arizona time on December 2, 2022; only applications that are complete by the deadline will be given full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool after the deadline. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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