The University of Arizona, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: UA-PPDE [#23923]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Tucson, Arizona 85721, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Numerical methods for PDEs
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/11/20, listed until 2024/05/20)
Position Description:    

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona welcomes applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position supported in part by a grant from the Department of Energy entitled "Quasi-Trefftz methods for problems governed by vector-valued Partial Differential equation". Qualifications: candidates must have a PhD with expertise in numerical analysis, and ideally in Discontinuous Galerkin methods. Expertise in high-performance computing is not required, but would be useful.

In collaboration with Prof. Imbert-Gerard, research topics will focus on the development and implementation of advanced methods, more specifically the so-called quasi-Trefftz methods, for problems governed by variable-coefficients Maxwell's equations in the frequency domain. The teaching commitment is one course per year. Pending funding approval and if performance is satisfactory, this is a three-year postdoctoral position (non-tenure eligible) with an appointment beginning in Fall 2024.

Review of applicants will begin on 12/01/2023. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. The Department can only support J1 visas for international postdocs.

Within the Department of Mathematics, Postdoctoral Research Associates benefit from a robust program of professional development, see for details. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Department of Mathematics
617 N. Santa Rita Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85721