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Optimization Postdoc Position

Assistant Research Professor in Applied Mathematics

University of Colorado Denver

Assistant Research Professor in Applied Mathematics

[Job Posting 819662, Position Number 674170]

The University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a two-year Assistant Research Professor appointment in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences starting in January 2013, subject to final budgetary approval.  

Minimum qualifications for the position include a doctoral degree in the mathematical sciences or a related area; an excellent research portfolio; and a commitment to quality teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.  Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests overlap with current faculty and who are qualified to teach graduate courses in optimization. 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach two classes per semester, work with graduate students on research projects, develop original research under the mentorship of current faculty, and participate actively in the life of the department.  The annual salary for this position is $55K.   The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.  Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences currently has 18 tenured or tenure-track faculty whose research and teaching cover a wide range of areas, including optimization and operations research; graph theory, finite geometry, and combinatorics; computational and engineering mathematics; computational biology; math education; probability and statistics.  The Department has approximately 45 Ph.D. students, 25 M.S. students, and 100 undergraduate mathematics majors.

UCD is the premier urban research university in Colorado, with two locations in the Denver metro area.   The Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences is housed on the Auraria campus, located in the heart of Denver’s business, cultural and recreational district.  The campus attracts a diverse population of students, many of whom are non-traditional students.  UCD is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff, and strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication, and understanding. 

Applications are accepted electronically at, Job Posting 819662.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 


When applying at, applicants must include:

  1. A letter of intent, which addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
  2. Full curriculum vitae.
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references.   
  4. A Research Statement describing your research interests and goals.
  5. A Teaching Statement describing your teaching experience and teaching philosophy. 

Questions should be directed to Stephen Billups at​

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