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Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Multiple) (UPDATED)

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Candidates should identify up to three faculty as potential mentors, and explain how their research can both benefit from, and enhance, our research endeavors within their Statement of Research Interests.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Multiple) (UPDATED)
Department Mathematics (0430)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona welcomes applications for up to six Postdoctoral Research Associates. These are three-year postdoctoral positions (non-tenure eligible) with an appointment beginning in Fall 2018. The teaching commitment is nine units per year, which is the equivalent of three one-semester courses per academic year.

The department is seeking candidates with excellent research potential and a strong commitment to teaching, who will contribute to and benefit from the rich environment of the department. Members of the department create, communicate, and apply mathematics of the highest caliber through activities such as internationally recognized research and graduate education, award winning undergraduate programs, and extensive outreach to local schools. Over the last five years, a large percentage of the faculty has been awarded grants and contracts from external funding agencies, with total awards averaging about $4.2 million per year.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Duties & Responsibilities

The teaching commitment is nine units per year, which is the equivalent of three one-semester courses per academic year, as well as maintaining an active research program.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
Preferred Qualifications
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week TBD
Job Category Postdoctoral Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $47,659 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20469
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Alejandra Gaona
agaona@math.arizona.edu

Open Date 11/01/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 11/08/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant

Candidates should identify up to three faculty as potential mentors, and explain how their research can both benefit from, and enhance, our research endeavors within their Statement of Research Interests.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Ph.D.; OR, will you by the time of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interests
  5. List of Publications
Optional Documents