Pennsylvania State University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: PennState-POSTDOC4 [#23071, REQ_48662]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/09/15, listed until 2024/03/15)
Position Description:    

The Department of Mathematics in Penn State's Eberly College of Science is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar beginning January 2024. The successful candidate will work with Professor Alberto Bressan in the area of optimization problems for systems modeled by partial differential equations.

Education and Experience Applicants must have recently completed a Ph.D. and have exceptional research potential. Teaching may be required.

Candidates will be considered with background in the areas of optimal control, optimization problems for PDEs, ramified transport theory. Expertise in numerical simulations will be valued, but not required.

Additional Information Applicants must complete the Penn State application using the Penn State Careers Page and must submit an application through ( with the following materials in order for the application to be complete: • Cover letter • Curriculum Vitae • at least three reference letters (one letter must address in detail the candidate’s abilities as a teacher) • Publication List • Research Statement • Teaching Statement

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This position is funded for a one-year term with possibility of renewal.

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The Pennsylvania State University
Eberly College of Science
Department of Mathematics
109 McAllister Building
University Park, PA 16802