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Postdoctoral Scholar, Mathematics

University of Washington, Department of Mathematics
Seattle, Washington State
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Aug 29, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Mathematics
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Position Description

Applications are invited for one or more non-tenure-track postdoctoral positions. The initial appointment is for a period of twelve months, full-time, with the possibility of renewal for a total period of up to three years, to begin in September 2023. Duties include engaging in ongoing and active independent research and teaching a full-time load of undergraduate and graduate courses. In particular, the job title will be “50% postdoctoral scholar, 50% teaching associate,” to reflect these two components of the job.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community: visit We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds or interests align with this commitment.


Applicants are required to have a PhD, or foreign equivalent, by the starting date, and to be highly qualified to teach a full-time load of undergraduate and graduate courses while also engaging in ongoing and active independent research.

Application Instructions

Applications must include the American Mathematical Society’s Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, a curriculum vitae, statements of research, diversity, and teaching interests, and at least three letters of recommendation. Priority will be given to applicants whose complete applications, including recommendations, are received by December 1, 2022.

Candidates must include a diversity statement that addresses their contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Possible examples of contributions include:

  • Mentoring, both formal and informal, to students or trainees from underrepresented groups;
  • Acting as a role model to students or trainees from underrepresented groups, perhaps by virtue of one’s background;
  • Organizing diverse and inclusive conferences or seminar series;
  • Involvement with organizations that primarily focus on underrepresented groups;
  • Service to the department or mathematical community that relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Incorporating pedagogical practices that promote a more equitable and inclusive classroom;
  • Identifying behavior, policies, etc., that can contribute to an unwelcoming environment, perhaps through one’s experiences, with the goal of changing them.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit


The University of Washington Mathematics Department is one of the major research mathematics departments in the United States. It has an excellent research reputation, a strong, demanding program of graduate study in mathematics, and a full range of excellent undergraduate course offerings. The department consists of approximately 60 permanent faculty with research interests in virtually every area of mathematics. Students, faculty, and numerous visitors are encouraged to interact through a variety of courses, seminars, colloquia, and in other less formal ways. The faculty have been supported in their research by the Sloan Foundation, National Science Foundation, Fulbright Foundation, National Security Agency, and other organizations. Graduate students are supported by numerous teaching assistantships and fellowships, including several Sloan Foundation fellowships awarded in recent years. Visits by distinguished mathematicians from all over the world are supported by the Milliman Fund, a University of Washington Mathematics Department endowment.

Students and faculty have their offices in Padelford Hall overlooking Lake Washington, with a view of Mount Rainier to the south. The mathematics lounge, where afternoon tea is served daily, makes a convenient meeting place for faculty and students. The Mathematics Research Library, located in the same building, has an outstanding collection of over 63,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 500 serials. The department has over 100 full-time students in the graduate program and over 800 undergraduate majors, including 600 in the undergraduate program and 200 in the joint ACMS program.

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