Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mathematical Sciences

Position ID: WPI-POSTDOC [#23365]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2280, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics and or Statistics
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/10/05, listed until 2024/04/05)
Position Description:    

The WPI Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for anticipated postdoc positions in mathematical science to begin in the Summer of 2024 or earlier. All areas of mathematics and statistics are welcome. The successful applicants are expected to work with the mathematical sciences faculty in the department and develop a robust research program and contribute to the teaching mission of the department. Candidates can also participate with WPI’s growing interdisciplinary programs, including Data Science and Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or Statistics, or related area. The appointment will be for up to three years with annual renewal based on satisfactory performance.

 The department has over 40 faculty and postdocs. Our undergraduate programs in Mathematical Sciences and Actuarial Mathematics have over 200 students and our graduate programs have approximately 100 students. At the graduate level, we have several master’s programs (Applied Statistics, Applied Mathematics, and Industrial Mathematics) and we offer PhDs in Mathematical Sciences and Statistics. The department has a strong reputation for its cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and for its successful programs addressing mathematical and statistical problems in industry, with a Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics (CIMS).

 Qualified applicants should submit (1) a curriculum vitae (2) a teaching statement (3) a statement of research objectives that includes a section on how the applicant's research would benefit from the department's research activities and identifies potential collaborators or mentors within the department (4) four letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses teaching experience or potential (5) cover letter. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

 Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation’s first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 70 research institutions by US News & World Report. The outstanding scientific environment and highly interactive community of researchers are why WPI is recognized for the following: 
• Interdisciplinary, project-based education, with the NAE’s Bernard M. Gordon prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education 
• Faculty who successfully balance teaching and research, with a #1 ranking by the Wall Street Journal 
• Faculty satisfaction with interdisciplinary work, mentoring, and collaboration, with a #1 ranking among peer institutions by the 2021 COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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Worcester, MA 01609-2280