Postdoctoral Fellow

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Department Description:
The Department of Mathematics is dedicated to enabling and encouraging mathematical thinking and understanding, providing a strong foundation for students’ careers, contributing to mathematical knowledge, and sharing the joy of discovery and creating lasting positive impressions of mathematics. Our faculty offer technical and liberal-arts courses for students throughout the university, as well as undergraduate major and minor programs in mathematics with optional emphases on applied mathematics or secondary education.

Detailed Description:
The Department of Mathematics at the University of San Diego invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in homotopy type theory beginning Fall 2021, or earlier if desired. This is a two-year position with potential extension to a third year, funded by the grant entitled “Synthetic and Constructive Mathematics of Higher Structures in Homotopy Type Theory” from the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).

The postdoctoral fellow will work with Prof. Michael Shulman on projects related to this grant, and receive mentoring in professional development. Depending on availability and interest, the fellow may have the opportunity to help supervise undergraduate research students and/or to teach undergraduate courses.

Applications are encouraged from candidates working in any area related to homotopy type theory, broadly construed.

Job Requirements:
Degree: A Ph.D. in mathematics or computer science, completed by the beginning of Fall 2021.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary:
Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions
Click Apply Now to complete our online application. Please include the following materials:

  • A cover letter discussing your interests and experience relating to homotopy type theory
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement (optional)
  • Contact information for three references

  • Priority will be given to applications received by February 1, 2021.

    Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Michael Shulman at [email protected].

    For technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806 or [email protected]

    Additional Details:
    The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 1/20/2021
    Application Due: 1/20/2033
    Work Type: Full Time