Postdoc Fellowship in Math Biology Announced at Arizona State University
Arizona State University, Posted: September 16, 2022
Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mathematical Biology (Job #92397)
The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position in the area of mathematical biology.
The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, part of The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for one Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow position, with an anticipated start in the 2023-2024 academic year. Fellows will conduct research in mathematical biology, with a faculty mentor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. The Fellows’ activities will include the production of relevant scholarly products, contributions to grant proposals, participation in the School’s seminars, teaching up to two courses per year, and mentoring of students. Fellows will bring life experiences and expertise that promote diverse representation in the mathematical sciences. With grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Security Agency and more, our mathematics and statistical sciences faculty are leading game-changing research, training, and education projects. In particular, mathematical biology at ASU has a world-class reputation in mathematical ecology, epidemiology, neuroscience, and medicine.
The postdoctoral scholars selected will join a cohort of 10-15 other postdoctoral scholars at ASU as part of the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The goal of the program is to support the career development of outstanding Ph.D. recipients with great potential for advancing the ASU Charter into a future tenure track appointment at ASU. The program seeks applicants whose professional preparedness, experience, and accomplishments are informed by experiences working with and within groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States. Where pools of qualified applicants are strong, priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate, through prior actions and achievements, intentional and actioned commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Examples of such contributions are research or creative activity focused on empowering underserved populations; teaching, mentorship, and service that increases equitable access; and inclusion in fields where historically excluded populations are underrepresented.
The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences has committed to provide individualized mentorship and career development to ensure each candidate is well prepared to succeed in a future tenure track appointment. Career development and community building will also occur through programmatic support at the ASU Graduate College’s Postdoctoral Affairs Office.
About Arizona State University
ASU is a large, comprehensive, research university and for nearly two decades, has transformed into the “New American University,” one dedicated to the simultaneous pursuit of excellence, broad access to quality education, and meaningful societal impact. By our Charter and Design Aspirations, we center inclusion and success as values that drive the enterprise; adopt inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning as ways to address society’s greatest challenges, and develop innovative partnerships to produce master learners across the lifespan. To learn more about ASU, visit https://www.asu.edu.
Qualifications and Characteristics
- Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics or a closely related area by August 10, 2023.
- Demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching.
- Demonstrated understanding of and potential for success working on diversity, equity, and inclusiveness issues in the mathematical community
- A documented research record in an area that meshes with the research interests of current SoMSS’ faculty members in the mathematical biology group, which includes mathematical ecology, epidemiology, neuroscience and medicine
- Demonstrated potential for establishing interdisciplinary collaborations
- Experience and/or expertise in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service, that address disparities faced by Black communities, as well as by communities of Color
This position is located at the Arizona State University at the Tempe campus. All postdoctoral fellowship positions are for one year. Options for an additional one or two years of funding or a transition to a tenure track position may be offered, depending on each fellow’s progress and training needs. Applicants must be within five years of receipt of their PhD to be considered for initial appointments. Faculty tenure track appointments will require a process of review within the designated tenure home unit.
Applications and Inquiries
Applications can be submitted online via https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/ASU/20674/apply.
Application materials should include:
- A cover letter that briefly explains the candidate’s interest in, and fit with, the position.
- A curriculum vitae.
- A personal statement addressing the candidate’s research program.
- A statement of teaching experience and philosophy.
- A diversity statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance ASU’s Charter.
- Contact information for 3 references, including email addresses.
The application deadline is 4:00 pm AZ Time, Monday, November 15, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.
The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.
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