Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Mathematics

Smith College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Mathematics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Smith College invites applications for a two year postdoctoral position in the research group of Christophe Golé, to begin on July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in some of the group's research areas, which include dynamical systems, plant pattern formation and microbial ecology, while also developing their own independent research agenda. The position has a teaching load of one course per semester, with an expectation of involvement in mentoring undergraduate student research. 

Dedicated teacher-scholars in all areas of applied mathematics are encouraged to apply. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Mathematics or in a related field, a strong commitment to teaching, and a high potential for research.  This position is part of a new cohort of four tenure-track positions and this postdoctoral position in applied mathematics, statistics, and data science.

We are the home of the Center for Women in Mathematics. In addition to courses in theoretical mathematics and applied mathematics, we co-host a Five College certificate in the biomathematical sciences, and with our award-winning post-baccalaureate program, we send a cohort of students to graduate school each year. The department is active in numerous research areas, with dynamic collaborations between faculty, and with students. Further details may be found at

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here:  The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a diversity and inclusion statement and three confidential letters of recommendation, at least one of which should concentrate on teaching activities. Applications that are completed by December 1, 2021 are guaranteed full consideration. 

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