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Two RTG Postdoc Positions in Mathematics Announced at Michigan State Univ.

Posted: February 3, 2023

The Department of Mathematics at Michigan State University invites applications for two
Research Training Group (RTG) Postdoctoral Associate positions with a starting date of Fall
2023. This is a three-year, benefits eligible position, associated with the NSF-funded RTG
project “Algebraic and Geometric Topology at Michigan State.” Appointments will be renewed
annually for up to three years, contingent on satisfactory performance. Topology at MSU is
represented by a vibrant group of faculty and graduate students; a group with rich interaction
amongst not only its members but also with the closely connected research groups at MSU in
geometry and algebra. RTG Postdoctoral Associates will be integrated into the topology group
through pairing with faculty mentors, participation and co-leadership in RTG activities,
vertically integrated structured research projects, thoughtful curation of teaching assignments,
and engagement in the department’s active instructional mentoring program. Candidates will be
evaluated on their potential in research, teaching, graduate and undergraduate mentorship, and
their fit with the topology research community at MSU. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D.
in Mathematics by August 10, 2023. Due to NSF rules, the position is restricted to US citizens,
nationals, or permanent residents.
Some features of the RTG postdoctoral position include:
       • Mentoring in research, teaching, and other aspects of professional development.
       • Summer support for two summers.
       • Funding in the amount of $6000 per year for travel and supplies.
       • A teaching expectation of one course per semester.
       • Participation in RTG activities such as seminars, conference organization, research
       collaboration with graduate students and faculty, and assisting with mentoring and
       directed reading programs for undergraduates.

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and statements on research and teaching, as well as
arranging for 4 letters of recommendation to be submitted, one of which must specifically
address the applicant’s teaching experiences. Review of applications will begin on December 1,
2022, and will continue until the positions are filled. A background check is required for
employment. Appointments will be renewed annually for up to three years, contingent on
satisfactory performance.
Application Materials Required: Submit the following items online at to
complete your application. All applicants must submit application materials to the
posting at
     • Cover Letter
     • Curriculum Vitae
     • Research Statement
     • Teaching Statement
     • Four Reference Letters, at least one of which addresses teaching (to be submitted online
     by the reference writers at this site)

For questions or further information:
    • Teena Gerhardt (
    • Matthew Hedden (
    • Effie Kalfagianni (
    • Matthew Stoffregen (

Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road, C212 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
Remote Work Statement: MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position
has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be
performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
Together-We-Will Statement: The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to
be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.