University of Oregon, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: UO-RTGPOSTDOC2024 [#22921]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Combinatorics, Geometry, Representation Theory, and Topology
Application Deadline: 2023/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup*
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Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Mathematics

The University of Oregon's Mathematics Department invites applications for one or more non-tenure track, Postdoctoral appointments at 1.0 FTE (9-month appointment), beginning September 16, 2024 and renewable for a total of two to three years, depending on availability of funding. These positions will be partially funded by the NSF grant “RTG: Combinatorics, Geometry, Representation Theory, and Topology” at the University of Oregon and are contingent on availability of funds. Applicant’s research interests should be aligned with RTG faculty and should have an interest in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Postdoctoral associates supported with NSF RTG funds must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States and its territories and possessions. For the purpose of acquiring additional professional skills needed to pursue a career path in the chosen field, this position will have a formal mentor plan.

More information about the RTG, including a list of affiliated faculty members, can be found here:

Essential Functions: To teach three courses per academic year for the Mathematics Department and to carry on a program of research in mathematics.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, or closely related field, an outstanding record of research potential in an area related to the grant topics and evidence of teaching ability.

Application Process: Candidates are asked to apply online at by submitting a standard AMS cover page, CV, research statement, at least three letters of recommendation concerning research, and one letter of recommendation concerning teaching.  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023.

The UO Mathematics Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, and strongly encourage women faculty, faculty of color, and faculty with disabilities to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who can support our work in mentoring, research, teaching, and outreach with women, first-generation students, communities of color, and other underrepresented groups. All applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will contribute to this work.

The Department of Mathematics is a diverse and growing department with strengths in Algebraic Geometry, Analysis, Combinatorics, Differential Geometry, Mathematical Biology, Number Theory, Representation Theory, Topology, and Probability.  The department has a thriving Ph.D. program with approximately 65 graduate students, 33 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 8 postdocs, and 14 lecturers. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically under-represented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 176,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a mild climate, and a community engaged with environmental and social concerns. The Pacific Ocean, Cascade and Coast mountain ranges, deserts, forests, and many lakes are within an hour or two drive, as is the city of Portland.

Candidates should have the ability to work effectively with a diverse community. The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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Department of Mathematics
1222 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1222