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Postdoctoral Associate

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Science
Department: Mathematics
Location: Telework Eligible
Categories: Other, Research / Scientific

Job Description

The Department of Mathematics at Virginia Tech invites applications for two Post-Doctoral Associate positions. These are two-year appointments to begin August 10, 2021. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to applicants who can identify a Virginia Tech faculty member who will serve as a research mentor and to applicants whose Ph.D.s were awarded no earlier than August 2018. For a list of faculty research areas and faculty research advisors who can serve as a mentor, go to Applicants in all areas of mathematics will be considered. The teaching assignment is at most one course per semester (and is typically one course per semester). Teaching assignments will be confirmed based on instructional needs prior to each semester.

To be considered, an online application is required. To apply, please visit, select “Apply Now” and search by posting number 515287. Please include a cover letter, a CV, and a research statement as part of the online application. You are encouraged to include a teaching statement as part of the online application. These documents may be loaded as one file into the application tracking system.  Each applicant should follow the instructions in the online application system to request that three references submit letters of recommendation through the online system or arrange for three references to email their letters to References should submit their letters by April 2, 2021. Additional information about position requirements and responsibilities can be found at or The faculty handbook (available at provides an overview of faculty appointments. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check. Questions about the search may be addressed to

For consideration, application packets must include a cover letter, a CV, and a research statement and be received by April 2, 2021.  These documents may be loaded as one file into the application tracking system.

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Institution.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Mathematics or a related discipline at the time of the appointment and a history of peer reviewed publications.

Preferred Qualifications

A commitment to excellence in research and teaching.
A commitment to diversity.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

April 2, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law. 

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Sadie Powell (, 540-231-8267) during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the application deadline.

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