Postdoctoral Scholar

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Oregon State University

The Oregon State University Department of Mathematics invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar, commencing September 16, 2020. This will be a fixed term, 12-month appointment with the expectation of one subsequent 9-month renewal  appointment subject to job performance and availability of funding. The position carries a teaching load of four quarter courses per academic year (fall, winter, spring) with the possibility of a one-course reduction pending instructional needs of the department.   This is a mentored position, with mentoring directed towards research, teaching and engagement with diversity.   Salary and benefit packages are detailed at

A PhD,  in mathematics or in a subject related to Mathematics Education, obtained after September 16, 2015 is required by the time of appointment.   In the case where the PhD is not in mathematics, the candidate must hold a master’s degree, or the equivalent, in mathematics.  

The successful candidate should have strong accomplishments or promise in both research and teaching, and must value working with colleagues and students from diverse backgrounds. Applicants must submit the following: a cover letter succinctly describing research interests, qualifications, interests, and evidence of teaching success; a curriculum vitae; a statement of research objectives of maximum length 3 pages; a statement of teaching objectives of maximum length 2 pages; and a diversity statement of maximum length 2 pages. Three to four letters of reference are required, at least one of which addresses the applicant's teaching ability or potential. You are strongly encouraged to  list, in the additional questionnaire  provided on the application web form, any specific person or persons(s) at OSU that you would expect to have research interaction with. Specific research interests of faculty are listed at

 For consideration all application materials must be submitted via Screening of applications begins February 28, 2020, and continues until these positions are filled.  

Oregon State University actively engages in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity and building community. All faculty members are responsible for helping to maintain and enhance OSU’s collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. For further explanation of OSU’s vision and principles, please see information on the Institutional Diversity page at Oregon State University, specifically their goals captured in their Strategic Plan at We are particularly encouraging applications to these positions from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Friday, February 28, 2020
Contact Name: 
Thomas Schmidt
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