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Postdoctoral Research Scholar positions open in School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS) at Arizona State University

Posted: November 15, 2023

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS) at Arizona State University invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Scholar positions. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2024. These full-time academic year, benefits-eligible positions are renewable on an annual basis through spring 2027 contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Applicants must be within five years of receipt of their PhD to be considered for initial appointments and subsequent renewals.The essential duties of the position will be to conduct research in the mathematical sciences, along with a teaching load that is normally three courses per year.

Minimum Qualifications:

•A Ph.D. in the mathematical or statistical sciences, or a closely related area by the time of appointment. •Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching, relative to career level.

•Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter.

Desired Qualifications:

•A documented research record in an area that meshes with the research interests of a current faculty member or group of faculty members. SoMSS has strong research groups in analysis, combinatorics, computational mathematics, differential equations, dynamical systems, geometry, graph theory, mathematical biology, mathematics education, number theory, probability, and statistics.


About the School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences

SoMSS currently has 55 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members and approximately 80 supported Ph.D. students, along with an additional 48 Ph.D. students and 48 Master’s students. The School offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. programs in Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Statistics, as well as undergraduate and Master’s programs in Actuarial Science. In addition, the School offers an interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree program in Data Science, and participates in a cross-college Ph.D. program in Data Science.

The School has excellent computing resources that include individual faculty workstations, several high-performance servers and a small cluster, as well as access to the University's central computing facilities and the High-Performance Computing Initiative. More details can be found at

The School has a strong interdisciplinary research profile that includes numerous opportunities for collaboration on the campus with, for example, the Fulton Schools of Engineering, the School of Earth and Space Exploration, the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, and with interdisciplinary centers and institutes, such as the Institute for Social Science Research, the College of Health Solutions, the Global Institute of Sustainability, as well as off-campus with the thriving medicaland technical industries in the Phoenix region. The escalating interest in data science research throughout ASU will offer further opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

About Arizona State University

ASU exemplifies a new prototype for the American public research university. As articulated in the ASU Charter, ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

ASU is dedicated to the proposition that excellence and access are not mutually exclusive. ASU ranks first in innovation for the ninth consecutive year and sixth in the U.S. for research expenditures among universities without a medical school. Simultaneously, ASU is one of the nation’s largest public universities, enrolling nearly 150,000 students from diverse socioeconomic, geographic, and demographic backgrounds, across campus and digital immersion programs. ASU has demonstrated that quality higher education can (and should) be made available to every student capable of performing university-level work while increasing, not sacrificing, excellence. Arizona State University was named a Hispanic-Serving Institution in 2022. See for more information.

Arizona State University is located in the rapidly growing metropolitan Phoenix area, which provides a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. Livability ranked Tempe as one of the top college towns in the country, thanks to its youthful population, career options, wages, housing, and things to do. The ‘Valley of the Sun’ offers beautiful scenery and miles of hiking, biking, and riding trails, as well as camping, rafting and skiing just a short drive away.

To further enhance the superb quality of life Arizona offers, the university has committed to sustaining the conditions necessary for faculty to enter and thrive in their academic careers while meeting personal and family responsibilities.

Women and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. ASU provides eligible employees with parental and family leave and resources for working parents (


Application Instructions:

To apply, submit the following through Interfolio,

  1. A cover letter that briefly explains the candidate’s interest in the position and addresses the candidate’s commitment to the ASU Charter
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A personal statement addressing the candidate’s research program
  4. A statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  5. Four letters of recommendation; one of these letters should address the candidate’s teaching qualifications   


The application deadline is 5:00 pm Arizona time on December 8, 2023; only applications that are complete by the deadline will be given full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool after the deadline. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full nondiscrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at and

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