Post Doctoral Fellow - Computational Mathematics

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Post Doctoral Fellow - Computational Mathematics

Clemson, SC
Open Date:
Oct 15, 2019

The School of Mathematical and Statistical sciences at Clemson University is inviting applications for one postdoctoral position. This non-tenure-track position has a 9-month contract, with potential renewal annually to a maximum of three years, and includes some summer support. The anticipated starting date is January 2020. Excellence in research and teaching for this position is expected.

The successful candidate will work under the direction of Assoc. Prof. Timo Heister in the area of numerical methods for finite element discretizations. This position is partly funded by NSF (National Science Foundation) to work on specific projects. For this, expertise in open source software development, high-performance computing, linear solvers (multigrid), C plus plus, CFD, and visualization is desired and should be stressed in the cover letter. Knowledge of the deal.II library ( and/or ASPECT ( are a bonus. The position comes with a one course per year teaching load.

The school contains two divisions: Mathematics and Statistics and Operations Research, and includes the areas of algebra and discrete mathematics, data science, computational mathematics, operations research, probability and mathematical statistics, and pure and applied analysis. The school offers the full range of Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. For further information regarding the school and its programs, please visit the web site

Clemson University has the highest Carnegie research designation (Very High, R1), and recently completed its Clemson Forward plan with strategic focus on advancing our doctoral programs and strengthening our research and scholarly impact while still preserving the outstanding signature undergraduate experience that is at the heart of Clemson. The Clemson Forward plan directed the building of a new world-class College of Science that harnesses the disciplines of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Genetics and Biochemistry, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics & Astronomy to solve tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Clemson Forward has at its core the mission of inclusive excellence in our students and faculty that will help Clemson ascend to a top 20 public university and a model for the 21st Century land grant university.

Moreover, the University, the College of Science, and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences are committed to building a community of inclusive excellence, where faculty scholars are dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment ( We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women, underrepresented minorities, and from those who have experience and/or a commitment toward mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, as well as those who have demonstrated a commitment to understanding the challenges in promoting diversity and inclusion in Mathematical Sciences. In addition, the college is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

South Carolina’s highest-ranked national university is located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by Lake Hartwell and the Clemson Experimental Forest. A top-25 public university with a reputation for excellence, Clemson University provides a hands-on education — in the lab, in the classroom and in the field. Academic programs lay the groundwork for innovative research, and real-world experiences carry forward to rewarding careers. This strikingly beautiful campus enjoys a temperate and pleasant climate. We welcome applications and nominations of outstanding scholar-educators to come join the Clemson Family.

The College of Science advances the life, physical, and mathematical sciences as it mobilizes curiosity-driven faculty and students through innovative academic programs and research, including transdisciplinary research at the intersection of many fields.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field by the time of appointment.

Application Instructions:

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, transcript, and four letters of reference at least one of which addresses the applicant’s teaching. The cover letter should indicate how the applicant's work relates to the research area mentioned above. Applications must be submitted through the following:

Applications will be accepted until the positions have been filled. Completed applications for the postdoctoral position received before November 15, 2019 will receive full consideration.




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Posted: 10/19/2019
Application Due: 3/18/2020
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