Job Details

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Position Number: 1119504
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Position Type: Mathematics


Post-Doctoral Scholar

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Department: MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Position Status:

Basic Function:
The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) invites applications for postdoctoral scholar positions in Mathematics and Statistics to begin with the academic year 2018-2019. A strong commitment to research and teaching is essential. The appointment is renewable, year by year, for up to three years. The duties involve research in the mathematical sciences along with a teaching load that is normally four 7-week courses per year.

The field of research is open, however alignment to the research interests of the faculty in the department is strongly preferred. A Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics or related fields is required.

Qualified applicants should submit via mathjobs.org: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/11222
(1) a curriculum vitae,
(2) a statement of specific teaching objectives,
(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,.

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The Mathematical Sciences Department currently has 29 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 6 postdoctoral scholars, and features an active Ph.D. program in Mathematical Sciences, including Statistics. The department offers bachelor's degrees in Mathematical Sciences and in Actuarial Mathematics, and master's degrees in Applied Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, and Industrial Mathematics (see http://www.wpi.edu/math). The department has a strong reputation for its cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and for its successful programs addressing mathematical and statistical problems in industry (http://www.wpi.edu/CIMS).

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 university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real world problems around the globe. Located in the heart of New England, WPI is surrounded by cultural and recreational opportunities. The UMass Medical Center, a large number of technology companies and many colleges and universities are located in the immediate area making it ideal for two career families.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Applicants whose research is in areas that are aligned to the research interests of the faculty are especially encouraged. A Ph.D. in Mathematics or Statistics is required. The appointment involves research in the mathematical sciences along with a teaching load that is normally four 7-week courses per year.
    The appointment is renewable, year by year, for up to three years.

    Position Requirements

  • The field of research is open, however alignment to the research interests of the faculty in the department is strongly preferred. A Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics or related fields is required.

    Qualified applicants should submit via mathjobs.org: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/11222
    (1) a curriculum vitae,
    (2) a statement of specific teaching objectives,
    (3) a statement of research objectives that includes a section on how the applicants research would benefit from the departments 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.


  • Posting Date:

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Qualified applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of specific teaching objectives, a statement of research objectives that includes a section on how the applicants research would benefit from the departments research activities and identifies potential collaborators or mentors within the department, and four letters of recommendation at least one of which addresses teaching experience or potential via
    https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/11222

    EEO Information:
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

    To apply, visit: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/5142









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