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Faculty or Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

Postdoctoral Position in Applied and Computational Mathematics | Supervisors: Dr. John Stockie and Dr. Nilima Nigam

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Applied and Computational Mathematics, with an aim to develop accurate and efficient numerical algorithms for solving nonlinear PDEs arising from fluid mechanics and other continuum models in physics and biology. This position will be under the supervision of John Stockie and Nilima Nigam, and more information about current research projects can be found on their web pages:


The ideal candidate will have a PhD in applied mathematics or a closely related discipline, a solid background in PDEs and scientific computing, and demonstrated potential for outstanding research. Some prior experience with high-performance computing and/or mathematical modeling is also required. 


The base salary is $55,000 Canadian plus benefits, which includes a commitment to teach a one-semester undergraduate mathematics course. This position is for one year, renewable for an additional year subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. The successful candidate is expected to begin on September 1, 2021 although the start date is negotiable. 


Applications should be submitted online through MathJobs:

Applications must include: 

  • curriculum vitae with a complete list of publications
  • description of current/future research interests
  • teaching statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation addressing research capabilities, at least one of which must also provide details on the applicant's teaching abilities. 

Review of completed applications will begin on June 15, 2021. Applications and materials arriving after that date may be considered until the position is filled. Hiring decisions are made on the basis of merit, and all qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Position in Graph Theory | Supervisor: Dr. Bojan Mohar

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship position in discrete mathematics starting in January 2022 (but a later or earlier starting date can be negotiated).

The call is open-ended until a suitable candidate is found. The first selection process will start on May 1, 2021 and all applications received by that date will be evaluated together.

Please review the full ad and apply through MathJobs:

Check Mathjobs regularly for furture positions in the Department of Mathematics:

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