Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mathematical Sciences

Position ID: WPI-POSTDOC [#21514]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Location: Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2280, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: All areas of Mathematics & Statistics
Application Deadline: finished (2022/11/11, finished 2023/05/23, listed until 2023/05/11)
Position Description:    

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

The WPI Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for postdoc positions, anticipated to begin in the Fall of 2023. All areas of mathematics and statistics are welcome. The successful applicants are expected to work with the mathematical sciences faculty in the department and develop a robust research program, and contribute to the teaching mission of the department. Candidates will also have the opportunity to contribute to WPI’s growing interdisciplinary programs, in particular to the Data Science Program and to the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics, or related area. The appointment will be for up to three years with annual renewal based on satisfactory performance.

The department has over 40 faculty and postdocs. Our undergraduate programs in Mathematical Sciences and Actuarial Mathematics have over 200 students and our graduate programs have approximately 100 students. At the graduate level, we have several master’s programs (Applied Statistics, Applied Mathematics, and Industrial Mathematics) and we offer PhDs in Mathematical Sciences and Statistics. The department has a strong reputation for its cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and for its successful programs addressing mathematical and statistical problems in industry, with a Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (CIMS). 

Qualified applicants should submit (1) a curriculum vitae (2) a teaching essay (3) a statement of research objectives that includes a section on how the applicant's research would benefit from the department's research activities and identifies potential collaborators or mentors within the department (4) four letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses teaching experience or potential. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation’s first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 70 research institutions by US News & World Report. The outstanding scientific environment and highly interactive community of researchers are why WPI is recognized for the following:

  • Interdisciplinary, project-based education, with the NAE’s Bernard M. Gordon prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education
  • Faculty who successfully balance teaching and research, with a #1 ranking by the Wall Street Journal
  • Faculty satisfaction with interdisciplinary work, mentoring, and collaboration, with a #1 ranking among peer institutions by the 2021 COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey

Worcester itself is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, home to the WooSox and a family-friendly place in which to work and live. The UMass Medical Center, technology companies, and many colleges and universities are located in the immediate area making it ideal for two career families. 


WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
email address
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280