University of Waterloo, Combinatorics and Optimization

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Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral fellowship Graph Theory
Fellowship Type: Fellowship or award
Fellowship Location: Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Graph Theory
Application Deadline: 2022/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/16, finished 2023/07/01, listed until 2023/05/16)
Fellowship Description:    

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

Department of Combinatorics & Optimization/University of Waterloo

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Graph Theory

The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo invites applications from qualified candidates for one 2-year postdoctoral fellowship appointment in graph theory under the supervision of Luke Postle.

Expertise in structural graph theory or extremal combinatorics is desired. In particular, familiarity with some or all of the following is preferred: coloring, designs, absorbers, graph decompositions, the probabilistic method, nibble, Talagrand’s inequality. Familiarity with the following will also be considered desirable: graph algorithms, discharging, optimization, topological graph theory, local algorithms, and graph minors.

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 $60,000. In addition, a travel fund of $3000 per year is provided.   The effective date of appointment is September 1, 2023 - August 31, 2025. However, dates are negotiable. There is no teaching load for the position.

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 Luke Postle, Associate Professor, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. The deadline for application is December 31, 2022.  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 Luke Postle, Associate Professor, at

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Luke Postle, Associate Professor, at

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

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Further Info:
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Combinatorics & Optimization
University of Waterloo
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Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3G1