University of South Carolina, Mathematics

Position ID: UofSC-NSFPOSTDOC [#19788]
Position Title: NSF RTG Postdoc
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Columbia, South Carolina 29208, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Data Science in a broader sense, including Combinatorics, Geometry, Probability, Analysis, Computer Science etc.
Application Deadline: 2022/04/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/03/23, finished 2022/09/19, listed until 2022/09/21)
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Postdoctoral Associates in Data Science & Machine Learning


The Department of Mathematics at the University of South Carolina is inviting applications of two postdoctoral associates in the area of mathematical foundations of data science and machine learning in a broader sense.  The candidates are expected to contribute to synergistically bridging important theoretical developments in mathematics and vibrant emerging mathematical foundations in Data Science/Machine Learning. A successful candidate is expected to teach two courses per year on all levels in the Department of Mathematics. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics by the start date of employment, a demonstrated potential for excellence in both research and teaching.  Due to the restriction of NSF RTG grant, candidates must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States or its territories and possessions.

Applications must be submitted through the University’s online employment system “USC Jobs” at A completed application should contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research plans, and statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, four letters of recommendation should be made available through One of the letters should appraise the candidate’s teaching ability.The beginning date for the position will be August 16, 2022. Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please address inquiries to

The Mathematics Department (, located in the heart of the historic campus, currently has 33 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 10 instructors, 46 graduate students, over 180 majors, and 40 minors. Faculty research interests include algebra, analysis, applied and computational mathematics, constructive approximation, discrete mathematics, geometry, mathematical biology, mathematical education, and number theory.

The University of South Carolina System ( comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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Further Info:
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Department of Mathematics
University of South Carolina
1523 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208