Arizona State University, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Fellowship ID: ASU-PPF125513 [#23407]
Fellowship Title: Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Science (Job #125513)
Fellowship Type: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Location: Tempe, Arizona 85287-1804, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Data Science
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/10/06, listed until 2024/04/06)
Fellowship Description:    


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data Science (Job #125513)


The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for up to two postdoctoral scholar positions in an area of data science.


The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, part of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for up to two Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow positions, with an anticipated start in the 2024-2025 academic year. Fellows will conduct research in an area of data science, with expertise in computational mathematics, optimization, or statistics, with a faculty mentor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. The Fellows’ activities will include production of relevant scholarly products, contributions to grant proposals, participation in the School’s seminars, teaching up to two courses per year, and mentoring of students. Fellows will bring life experiences and expertise that promote diverse representation in the mathematical sciences. With grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Security Agency and more, our mathematics and statistical sciences faculty are leading game-changing research, training, and education projects. In particular, the computational and statistics faculty at ASU have broad interdisciplinary data science interests in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and interpretation of large-scale data sets.


The postdoctoral scholars selected will join a cohort of 10-15 other postdoctoral scholars at ASU as part of the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The goal of the program is to support the career development of outstanding Ph.D. recipients with great potential for advancing the ASU Charter into a future tenure track appointment at ASU.


The program seeks applicants whose professional preparedness, experience, and accomplishments are informed by experiences working with and within groups historically underrepresented or underserved in higher education in the United States. Where pools of qualified applicants are strong, priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate, through prior actions and achievements, intentional and actioned commitment to inclusive excellence.  Examples of such contributions are research, teaching, mentorship, service or creative activity focused on empowering underserved populations that increases equitable access and inclusion in fields where historically excluded populations are underrepresented.


The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences has committed to providing individualized mentorship and career development to ensure each candidate is well prepared to succeed in a future tenure track appointment. Career development and community building will also occur through programmatic support at the ASU Graduate College’s Postdoctoral Affairs Office.





About Arizona State University


ASU is a large, comprehensive, research university and for nearly two decades, has transformed into the “New American University,” one dedicated to the simultaneous pursuit of excellence, broad access to quality education, and meaningful societal impact. By our Charter and Design Aspirations, we center inclusion and success as values that drive the enterprise; adopt inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning as ways to address society’s greatest challenges; and develop innovative partnerships to produce master learners across the lifespan. To learn more about ASU, visit



Qualifications and Characteristics


Minimum qualifications:

  • PhD in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics or a closely related area by August 10, 2024.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching.


Desired qualifications:

  • A documented research record in an area that meshes with the research interests of current SoMSS’ faculty members with interdisciplinary interests in data science, machine learning, optimization, artificial intelligence, and interpretation of large-scale data sets.
  • Demonstrated potential for establishing interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Evidence of activities consistent with the ASU Charter and Design Aspirations.


This position is located at Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. All postdoctoral fellowship positions are for one year. Options for an additional one or two years of funding or a transition to a tenure track position may be offered, depending on each fellow’s progress and training needs. Applicants must be within five years of receipt of their PhD to be considered for initial appointments.  Faculty tenure track appointments will require a process of review within the designated tenure home unit. 


Applications and Inquiries


Applications can be submitted online via Interfolio: Application materials should include: 

  1. A letter of interest describing how you meet the qualifications noted above.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A personal statement addressing the candidate’s research program.
  4. A statement of teaching experience and philosophy. Contact information for 3 references, including email addresses.


Application deadline is 4:00 pm AZ Time, Tuesday, November 7, 2023.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.


Inquiries can be directed to Tammy Palmer


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ASU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For more information on ASU’s policies, please see: and its complete non-discrimination statement at:


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