Virginia Tech, Department of Mathematics

Position ID:Virginia Tech-Department of Mathematics-PDA [#23914]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Blacksburg, Virginia 24060, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/12/02, finished 2023/09/29)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics at Virginia Tech invites applications for several Postdoctoral Associate positions, including one position as the Patricia Ann Caldwell Post-Doctoral Fellow. These are two-year appointments to begin August 10, 2023. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants who identify a Virginia Tech faculty member who will serve as a research mentor and to applicants whose Ph.D.'s were awarded no earlier than August 2020. For a list of faculty research areas and faculty research advisors who can serve as mentors, go to Applicants in all areas of mathematics will be considered. At least one position will be in algebra. The teaching assignment is one course per semester. Teaching assignments will be confirmed based on instructional needs prior to each semester. The successful candidates will carry out mathematical research in collaboration with faculty members, prepare and publish papers in mathematical research journals, teach one class per semester, present their research at national and international conferences, and, in some cases, help prepare and submit grant proposals with VT PIs.

The Mathematics Department is committed to building an inclusive community of mathematical scientists through programs and activities that are woven into the department’s research, teaching, and outreach efforts. Our commitment is illustrated by programs such as our: Broadening Engagement and Participation in Undergraduate Research; Mathematics: Opportunities in Research and Education; and professional development activities organized by the Virginia Tech Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics, winner of the 2021 AWM Student Chapter Award for Scientific Excellence. Through undergraduates’ supervised tutoring of local public school students and through the department’s participation in the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative, the Mathematics Department introduces secondary school and community college students to opportunities in the mathematical sciences. An online application is required. To apply, please visit, select "Apply Now" and search by posting number 522806. For full consideration submit a cover letter, a CV, a research statement, and a teaching statement as part of the online application no later than January 3, 2023. Each applicant should follow the instructions in the online application system to request that three references submit letters of recommendation. This will prompt the system to request submission of recommendation letters. Reference providers should submit their letters by January 3, 2023. Additional information about position requirements and responsibilities can be found at or The faculty handbook (available at ) provides an overview of faculty appointments. As part of the hiring process, a successful applicant must have a criminal conviction check. Questions about the search may be addressed to . Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Mr. Kevin Kish (, 540-231-6536) or call TTY 1-800- 828-1120 by January 3, 2023.

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