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Postdoctoral Fellow

Texas A&M University-San Antonio
San Antonio TAMUSA
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Job location: San Antonio TAMUSA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-07-12
Req: R-039516
Job Title

Postdoctoral Fellow


Texas A&M University - San Antonio


College Of Arts And Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The Department of Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences seeks applications from qualified candidates for a full-time postdoctoral researcher appointment beginning in Fall 2021. Successful candidates should be passionate about research in the areas of mathematics or engineering.

Candidates should also demonstrate the ability to publish research outcomes and writing grant proposals. Successful candidates will carry a 1/2 teaching workload for the fall and spring semesters. The mentors of the postdoctoral fellow will be Drs. Burak Aksoylu and Kun Gou.

The research topic involves mathematical and numerical aspects of nonlocal formulations applied to peridynamics, fracture mechanics, soft tissue mechanics, and solid mechanics at large. A background in computational mathematics and/or computational mechanics is desired. The ability to program in C, C++, Python, Matlab, or Mathematica is a plus.

The successful candidate will have the ability to publish research outcomes and write grant proposals. This is a one-year position and if the investigators’ external grant proposals are successful the position may be renewed, but renewal is not guaranteed. The first day of class this fall will be August 19, 2021.

This is a grant funded position due to start Fall 2021. Grant funded positions are contingent upon available grant funding.

Required Education and Experience:

  • A Ph.D. at the time of appointment in Mathematics, Engineering, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Demonstrated specialization in mathematical modeling of computational solid mechanics.

  • Research publication record in Computational Mathematics, Computational Mechanics, or Engineering.

In a letter of interest, please explain your scholarly interest, career development plan, and experience, and why you are a good fit for the position.

Application Process:

Applications are accepted only through the online job portal at: ( ). Applicants

must complete online:

  • The Application,

  • Upload a letter of interest,

  • Curriculum Vitae, and

  • Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts.

If assistance is required, please contact an HR representative at 210-784-2058.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position is open until filled.

Finalists must request at least two current letters of recommendation to be sent directly by the authors to:

Search Committee Chair

Dr. Burak Aksoylu,

One University Way, SciTech 311,

San Antonio, Texas 78224

via USPS or email to baksoylu If selected, finalists must pass a pre-employment background check prior to being employed.

Official transcripts of the selected candidate must be on file with the Office of the Provost, and sent directly from each degree-granting institution to Texas A&M University-San Antonio at the address listed below. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective employee to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

Texas A&M University-San Antonio Office of the Provost

ATTN: Alissa Meyer

One University Way, Ste. 435 San Antonio, Texas 78224

Please direct any questions to Dr. Burak Aksoylu at

For detailed instructions on how to apply for any positions on our website, please use the following link:

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made. If you have issues with adding documents with your application, please contact HR at 210-784-2058.

Summary of Employee Benefits

In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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