Vanderbilt University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: Vanderbilt-GRAF [#23215]
Position Title: VandyGRAF Fellow - Two Positions
Position Location: Nashville, Tennessee 37240-0001, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/09/26, listed until 2024/03/26)
Position Description:    

The Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics is seeking exceptional recent PhD recipients in Mathematics for two honorific postdoctoral fellows affiliated with the Vanderbilt Initiative for Gravity, Waves, and Fluids (VandyGRAF).

The VandyGRAF Initiative is a collaborative effort between Vanderbilt University's Departments of Mathematics and Physics & Astronomy to work on problems of outstanding scientific merit in general relativity, fluid mechanics, PDE theory, and nuclear physics. VandyGRAF hosts a weekly seminar series with diverse guests and open scientific discussion. Ideal candidates will be excited to contribute to this atmosphere of open inquiry and learn about fields adjacent to their own; see for more information.

Two postdoctoral positions in Mathematics are available, with appointments to begin in Fall 2024. The positions are for three years at the rank of Postdoctoral Scholar, carry the title of VandyGRAF Fellow, have a teaching component of one course per academic year, and a competitive salary. Each VandyGRAF Fellow will be provided with yearly research funds to support their scientific endeavors.

Candidates from all relevant areas of research will be considered, with a particular focus on mathematical general relativity, fluid mechanics, hyperbolic PDE theory, and geometry. VandyGRAF Fellows will be co-mentored by Profs. Marcelo Disconzi and Jared Speck.

To apply, please submit the following documents online: AMS cover sheet, cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and four recommendation letters (to submitted by the letter writers through, one of which should address teaching qualifications of the candidate. Application review will commence on November 1, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled.

At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education. Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information on the Mathematics positions relevant for this announcement, contact:

Prof. Marcelo Disconzi ( and Prof. Jared Speck ( and

Application Materials Required:
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Vanderbilt University
Department of Mathematics
1326 Stevenson Center
Nashville, TN 37240