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Post Doctoral Fellow - Numerical Methods for Finite Element Discretization

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Clemson University
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Clemson, South Carolina
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Clemson University: College of Science: School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
Post Doctoral Fellow - Numerical Methods for Finite Element Discretization

Location: Clemson University

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 max of three years and includes some summer support. The anticipated starting date is August 2022. 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 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 (dealii.org) and/or ASPECT (aspect.geodynamics.org) are a bonus.

In addition to the research as described above, the successful candidate will teach one course per year. There is also the option to earn additional salary in the summer for either research or teaching a summer course contingent on availability of funds and teaching needs of the school.

The school contains two divisions: Mathematics and Statistics and Operations Research, and includes the areas of algebra and discrete mathematics, data science, comp. math., OR, 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 http://www.math.clemson.edu.

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 Sci, Chemistry, Genetics and Biochem, 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 Math and Stat Sciences are committed to building a community of inclusive excellence, where faculty scholars are dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment (http://www.clemson.edu/inclusion/) 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 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.


QUALIFICATIONS

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, and three letters of reference with one letter addressing teaching experience. The cover letter should indicate how the applicant's work relates to the research areas mentioned above. Applications must be submitted through the following INTERFOLIO URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/104441

Applications will be accepted until the positions have been filled. Completed applications for the postdoctoral position received by April 15, 2022 will receive full consideration.

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Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.

 

Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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