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Postdoctoral position at Clemson University

  • 1.  Postdoctoral position at Clemson University

    Posted 05-13-2021 19:32
    The Clemson University School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences (SMSS) seeks to fill an SMSS Postdoctoral position in Statistics or Operations Research, starting in the Fall 2021 semester. This is a 9 month position (August 15-May 15) with job duties consisting of teaching two courses per semester, conducting research, and light service duties. The appointment is initially for one year but is renewable for two additional years provided a satisfactory job performance. The research area is open to any area of Statistics and/or Operations Research that is currently an active research area in the SMSS.

    The SMSS contains two divisions: Mathematics and Statistics & Operations Research, and includes the areas of algebra and discrete mathematics, data science, computational mathematics, operations research, 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, its research areas and programs, please visit the web site

    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 Sciences, Chemistry, Genetics and Biochemistry, Mathematical and Statistical 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 Mathematical and Statistical Sciences are committed to building a community of inclusive excellence, where faculty scholars are dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment ( We are particularly interested in receiving applications 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 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 University 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.

    Candidates must have a completed PhD is a similar or related field by the start date. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, research statement, teaching statement, and four letters of reference with at least one addressing the applicant's teaching. Applicants must indicate in their cover letter which faculty their research overlaps with and who could serve as their research mentor.

    Applications must be submitted through the following:
    Applicants must apply by May 21, 2021 to receive full consideration. However, the position will remain posted to receive applications until it is filled.

    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.

    Margaret Wiecek
    Clemson University
    Clemson SC