Smith College, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: Smith-POSTDOC [#23179]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Applied Mathematics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Northampton, Massachusetts 01063, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2024/01/08 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/24)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Smith College invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral position in the research group of Becca Thomases, to begin on July 1, 2024. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in some of the group's research areas, which includes analysis and simulations of complex fluids with applications in life sciences and engineering, while also developing their own independent research agenda. The position has a teaching load of one course per semester, with an expectation of involvement in mentoring undergraduate students research.

Dedicated teacher-scholars in all areas of applied mathematics are encouraged to apply. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Mathematics or in a related field, a strong commitment to teaching, and a high potential for research. The successful candidate will be expected to help advance a new applied mathematics track in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Smith College.

We are the home of the Center for Women in Mathematics. In addition to courses in theoretical mathematics and applied mathematics, we co-host a Five College certificate in the biomathematical sciences, and with our award-winning post-baccalaureate program, we send a cohort of students to graduate school each year. The department is active in numerous research areas, with dynamic collaborations between faculty, and with students. Further details may be found at

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a diversity/inclusion statement and three confidential letters of recommendation, at least one of which should concentrate on teaching activities. Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2024.

As set forth in our mission and values, Smith College is committed to promoting a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff and faculty. The College will not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, genetic information, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other classification protected by law. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination.

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