University of Saskatchewan, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Fellowship ID: 1475-USASKPIMSPDF [#23605, USASKPIMSPDF24]
Fellowship Title: PIMS Postdoctoral Fellowship
Fellowship Type: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N5E6, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Various
Starting Date: 2024/09/01
Application Deadline: 2023/11/20 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/23)
Fellowship Description:    

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Faculty members in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Saskatchewan are seeking candidates for nomination for a PIMS Postdoctoral Fellowship with normal starting date September 1, 2024.

Successful candidates will have research interests in one of the following areas, with corresponding nominating faculty member in parentheses:

  • Survival Data Analysis: Methods and Applications (Khan);
  • Novel methods for detecting early warning signals of emerging infectious diseases (Liu);
  • Algebraic geometry, moduli spaces, geometric representation theory, mirror symmetry, quantum computing, and quantum matter (Rayan);
  • Mathematical modeling and applications in nonlinear complex fluid and solid mechanics. Brownian diffusion models and optimization. Symmetries, conservation laws, and exact solutions of nonlinear PDEs. Symbolic and numerical computations (Shevyakov);
  • Combinatorial and stochastic modelling with statistical physics and DNA topology applications (Soteros);
  • Quantum theory, harmonic and global analysis (Sowa);
  • Numerical analysis, scientific computing, and high-performance computing (Spiteri);
  • Representation theory and its interactions with algebraic geometry, quantum groups, and mathematical physics (Weekes);
  • Representation theory of quantum groups, quantum symmetric pairs, and infinite-dimensional Lie algebras (Wendlandt);
  • Developing novel machine learning algorithms for large-scale genomic data and application of interpretable machine learning methods to health and social studies (Xing).

The position is for one year, and is renewable for a second year, contingent on satisfactory performance. The position is open to recent PhD graduates, or to current PhD students who expect to receive their degree prior to December 31, 2024. Successful candidates will be expected to teach two courses per year and to collaborate with their nominator and possibly other members of the Department. The salary for this position is 55000 CAD per year.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community, and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a wide selection of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 23,000. The University is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. Information about the University of Saskatchewan and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics can be found at:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read PIMS tips for preparing a successful application to ensure their best chance at success.

Applications must be submitted through and include:

(i) selection of the proposed supervisor(s) from the drop-down menu titled "Which faculty member(s) would you like to work with?" found in Mathjob’s application process under “More questions for this fellowship.”;

(ii) a CV;

(iii) a publication list (highlighting your 3 most important publications);

(iv) research statement;

(v) a cover letter which clearly indicates the name of the proposed supervisor in the Department;

(vi) an equity, diversity and inclusivity statement; (This statement should highlight your current contributions and future plans to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion, with attention to your own experiences and any supporting activities for the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in mathematics. If you have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, please address any future plans.)

(vii) at least three letters of recommendation, one of which should address the applicant’s teaching abilities. At least one reference should preferably be an outside referee separate from the candidates PhD advisor. 

Selected candidates will be contacted shortly after the closing date to arrange for a nomination to PIMS. For full consideration, the application deadline is November 20, 2023.

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Further Info:
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Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Saskatchewan
142 McLean Hall, 106 Wiggins Road,
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5E6, Canada