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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Mathematical Sciences

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George Mason University

Fairfax, VA, United States

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Research, Post Doc, Education

Posted on
Dec 14,2018

Valid Through
Mar 29,2019

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mathematical Sciences

The George Mason University, Department of Mathematical Sciences in the College of Science (


), located in the vibrant Washington, D.C., area, invites well-qualified candidates to apply for a twelve-month Postdoctoral Research Fellow position starting the Spring 2019 semester. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The College of Science is the largest research unit within the university constituting of approximately 30 percent of the total research portfolio. With a mission to produce science that enhances society, creates clear career pathways for Mason students, and enhances economic development in the region and the nation,


generated approximately 45 percent of the university’s proposals in fiscal year 2013.


undertakes pioneering research endeavors that offer insight and solutions to the complex issues that challenge today’s world, and the college is committed to growing and supporting the innovation research endeavors of our faculty.


This position entails working on an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (


)-funded project entitled, “Structure Exploiting Trust Regions for Bilevel and Risk-Averse Optimization,” directed by Dr. Harbir Antil. The project is broad in scope and is aimed at algorithms for optimization problems governed by large-scale physical models given by partial differential equations (PDEs), optimization under uncertainty, fractional PDEs, inverse problems, dimensionality reduction, deep learning. More details are available here:

The incumbent will also be assigned to teach one course a year. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of yearly extensions depending on performance and funding.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related area, with expertise in optimization, numerical analysis, and


modeling and computations.

For more information about the Mathematical Sciences Department, visit

For more information about the College of Science, visit

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position F389Az at by January 25, 2019;

complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants also have the option of uploading a one-page statement that summarizes their teaching philosophy.

Note to applicants regarding letters of recommendation:

If letters of recommendation (LORs) are not available at the time of application, upload a blank Microsoft Word document with text stating that the LORs will be mailed to the address below. The applicant system will not let the application proceed without the required document uploads. Applications must be submitted through in order to be considered.

Correspondence may be sent by mail to:

Search Committee (Postdoctoral Research Fellow F389Az)

Department of Mathematics Sciences

Exploratory Hall, Room 4400

Mail Stop 3F2

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA 22030

For Full Consideration, Apply by:

January 25, 2019

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Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report

“Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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George Mason University is setting the gold standard for the modern, public university. Its dynamic culture and innovative academic programs prepare Mason’s hard-working students for 21st century careers. Its commitment to teaching excellence combines with cutting-edge research that enriches the academic experience and is literally changing the world. Mason is affordable, yet offers high value. Ideally located in the National Capital region, students enjoy terrific cultural experiences and access to the most sought-after internships and employers in the country.

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