The von Karman Postdoctoral Instructorship Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics

The von Karman Postdoctoral Instructorship is open to candidates showing exceptional promise in research and teaching, and we invite applications from researchers in all areas of applied mathematics including (but not limited to) mathematics of data science, statistics, machine learning, numerical analysis, PDE analysis, optimization, probability, scientific computing, signal processing, and uncertainty quantification. We also invite applications from researchers who have demonstrated strong connections between computational mathematics and applications in science and engineering. The instructorship is offered as a two-year position, and, depending on mutual interests, may be extended to the third year. Candidates are expected to contribute to teaching in the department, including working with a diverse student body, as well as pursue research. The teaching requirement consists of 2-3 quarters per year with the subject matter mutually agreed upon to provide a balance between departmental needs and research interests of the candidate.

Click here to apply. Application materials must include a current CV, three confidential letters of reference (one of which should address teaching), a research statement (putting past accomplishments into perspective and indicating future directions as they pertain to opportunities at Caltech), and a teaching statement (current applied mathematics courses the applicant would be interested in teaching, or new courses that the applicant would like to offer). The teaching statement should also address teaching experience and training as a teacher as well as past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g., mentoring activities, committee service, research, or teaching activities). All complete applications received by November 15th, 2021 will be guaranteed consideration.

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