Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
20 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

Nestled beside the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins, Colorado is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the U.S.A. Colorado State University ranks as one of the nation’s top-performing research institutions. The Department of Mathematics has over 225 undergraduate majors, and currently has 31 tenure-track faculty. More information may be obtained from the Department’s Web page at Information on the city of Fort Collins can be found at:

Position Summary

The Department of Mathematics seeks applicants throughout the year who are interested in obtaining postdoctoral research experience in the area of mathematics. These positions have the responsibility to conduct a program of research under the mentorship of a faculty research group within the department. A teaching load of up to 3 courses per year, as assigned by the department chair, is expected, depending upon funding source. Applicants should identify a faculty member(s) of interest for collaboration in their cover letter. A detailed description of the department and information on specific faculty research programs are available on the department website at:
A detailed description of the department’s teaching program is available on the department’s web page at:

Required Job Qualifications

Applicants must hold a P.D. degree in mathematics or related science area by the date of hire.

Preferred Job Qualifications

2 years of teaching experience at the university level or equivalent is also preferred with a record of teaching a range of mathematics courses.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research Duty/Responsibility

On a continuing basis, pursue the independent research objectives outlined under duties and decisions, and meet weekly with your research group. This duty requires a knowledge in the assigned research area which far exceeding that of a graduate student. Participate in research group meetings and seminars. Present results. Promote collaboration with academic colleagues in other departments and/or at other universities. This duty requires maturity and research practice far exceeding what is required of a PhD student.

Percentage Of Time 60% Job Duty Category Teaching Duty/Responsibility

The responsibilities are to teach a mixture of university level service courses and other courses for our Mathematics Majors.
The employee will teach 3 courses per year, as assigned by the department chair.
To be qualified to teach some of these courses, the employee needs to have a PhD degree.

Percentage Of Time 40%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research philosophy, and the name and contact information for three professional references. All reference letters must be uploaded in order to receive full consideration. References will be contacted automatically for a letter of reference upon submission of application. One of the letters should address the candidate’s teaching. This pool expires August 31, 2018. Applicants wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

Conditions of Employment

Search Contact Christie Franklin 970-491-6452 or

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.