Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions in Mathematics Announced at University of Alabama

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Posted: December 9, 2021

2021 Postdoc – Arts & Sciences Dean’s Postdoc Pool

Job Summary: Postdoctoral Research Associate positions available to persons with degrees and
research interests in mathematics, with the goal of transitioning successful candidates into tenure-track positions at the University of Alabama’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Additional Department Summary: The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Alabama and the Department of Mathematics seeks applications for the Dean’s Postdoctoral Research Associate positions.  This is a teaching / research position with a teaching load of 2 courses per year.  Successful candidates will hold terminal degrees and demonstrate a record of academic achievement in mathematics. The department will establish a series of structured merit-based evaluations with the goal of transitioning successful candidates into tenure-track positions. The Dean’s Postdoctoral Research Associate positions have been established through a major College initiative begun in 2019 to promote an inclusive scholarly environment in which outstanding scholars support the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College. We especially seek applications from candidates who would bring a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints to the department.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Applications are encouraged from excellent candidates with research interests in the mathematics. Joint appointments across departments are possible. The minimum requirement at the time of the appointment is a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a field of research in mathematics. Initial appointments are for one year, with renewal contingent upon demonstration of research productivity. Home departments will develop mentoring plans detailing benchmarks for possible transition of Postdoctoral Research Associates into tenure-track professorship positions. Standard university hiring
practices will govern any process of transitioning Postdoctoral Research Associates into tenure-track professor positions. Review of applications will begin January 3, 2022.

The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE), including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a research statement to the online portal at:

Please also arrange for three reference letters to be submitted to Leslie Wiggins (

Note to applicants:   The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking to fill a total of two postdoctoral positions in any of its six natural science and mathematics departments (Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics & Astronomy, and Mathematics).