The von Kármán Postdoctoral Instructorship is open to candidates showing exceptional promise in research and teaching, and we invite applications from researchers in all areas of applied and computational mathematics including (but not limited to) mathematics of data science, statistics, machine learning, numerical analysis, PDE analysis, optimization, probability, scientific computing, signal processing, and uncertainty quantification. We also invite applications from researchers who have demonstrated strong connections between computational mathematics and applications in science and engineering. The instructorship is offered as a two-year position with the possibility of a one-year extension. Candidates are expected to contribute to teaching in the department, including working with a diverse student body, while pursuing research. The teaching requirement typically consists of 2 one-quarter classes per year on mutually agreed topics to balance departmental needs and research interests of the candidate.
Click here to apply. Application materials must include a current CV, three confidential letters of reference (one of which should address teaching), a research statement (putting past accomplishments into perspective and indicating future directions as they pertain to opportunities at Caltech), and a teaching statement (current applied mathematics courses the applicant would be interested in teaching, or new courses that the applicant would like to offer). The teaching statement should also address teaching experience and training as a teacher as well as past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g., mentoring activities, committee service, research, or teaching activities). All complete applications received by November 15, 2023 will be guaranteed consideration.