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New York University/Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Department of Computer Science
Tenure Track Faculty Positions

The department expects to have several regular faculty positions and invites candidates at all levels to apply. We will consider outstanding candidates in any area of computer science, in particular in scientific computing, verification, programming languages, machine learning and data science.

Faculty members are expected to be outstanding scholars and to participate in teaching at all levels from undergraduate to doctoral. New appointees will be offered competitive salaries and startup packages. In addition, we fully expect to secure affordable housing for the appointees within a short walking distance of the department. New York University is located in Greenwich Village, one of the most attractive residential areas of Manhattan.

Collaborative research with industry is facilitated by geographic proximity to computer science activities at AT&T, Facebook, Google, IBM, Bell Labs, NEC, and Siemens.

Please apply at

To guarantee full consideration, applications should be submitted no later than December 1, 2017; however, this is not a hard deadline, as all candidates will be considered to the full extent feasible, until all positions are filled. Visiting positions may also be available.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Sandia National Laboratories invites outstanding candidates to apply for the 2018 John von Neumann Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Computational Science. This prestigious fellowship is partially supported by the Applied Mathematics Research Program in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research. The fellowship provides an exceptional opportunity for innovative research in computational mathematics and scientific computing on advanced computing architectures with application to a broad range of science and engineering problems of national importance. Applicants must have or soon receive a Ph.D. in applied/computational mathematics or related computational science and engineering disciplines. Applicants must have less than three years of postdoctoral experience. This appointment is for one year, with a possible renewal for a second year, and includes a highly competitive salary, moving expenses and a generous professional travel allowance.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Complete applications received by December 1, 2017 will receive full consideration.

For more information, including application instructions, please see our web page at

Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

Postdoctoral Research Fellows at Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Posted to SIAG/LA: October 5, 2017.

Emory University seeks to fill multiple postdoctoral positions in Computer Science, Scientific Computing, and Data Science. We seek junior researchers and scholars to join vibrant research groups of faculty and students conducting pioneering scholarship in various areas.

Applications for Postdoctoral Research positions are invited from candidates with outstanding research records (or promise) in appropriate fields. Applicants should have (or soon receive) a PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Applied Math, Statistics, or a related discipline relevant to projects or areas listed below. Opportunities for teaching may be available, but these are primarily research positions. Specific priority areas for current searches are:

  • Scientific Computing: Numerical linear algebra, partial differential equations, optimization, inverse problems, and applications to radiology, cardiology, geophysics and data science.
  • Data Security and Privacy: Methods for privacy-preserving computation and analytics in health and spatiotemporal domains. Strong math, computer science, and statistics skills desired.
  • Natural Language Processing and Intelligent Information Access: Natural language parsing, understanding, and generation; conversational search, intelligent assistants, and question answering.
  • Data Analytics: Mining heterogeneous data sources and high-dimensional analytics for health, spatiotemporal, and financial econometrics. Strong computer science/statistics skills desired.
  • Computational Neuroscience: Frameworks for biologically plausible network simulation to explore the role of feedback in neural fault tolerance and network structure.
  • Machine Learning: Architectures and efficient learning algorithms for deep neural networks, scalable algorithms. Strong math, computer science, and statistics skills desired.
  • Storage and Caching Systems: Multilevel storage tracing frameworks, very large scale caching, exabyte-scale storage, access, and transmission methods.
  • Distributed Systems: Fault-tolerance, program analysis, adaptive runtime systems, and energy-efficient computing. Systems programming and quantitative analysis skills desired.

Applications specifying one or more of the above areas and comprising a CV and research statement should be sent via email to Informal inquiries are also invited by email. Screening starts immediately and will continue until positions are filled. Faculty, research groups, and ongoing projects are at

Emory University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups.

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Berkeley Lab

Posted to SIAG/LA: September 30, 2017.

Dear Colleagues,

Performance and Algorithms Research Group of the Computational Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has immediate openings for multiple postdoctoral fellow positions. We are looking for candidates with expertise and interest in parallel algorithm development, performance optimization, or (ideally) both. The problem areas are broad and include (but not limited to) Fusion Energy, Catalysis, Genomics, Graph Analytics, and Sparse Solvers.

Applications are accepted until the position is filled. More details and instructions to apply can be found here:


Aydin Buluç
Staff Scientist, Computational Research Division, Berkeley Lab
Adjunct Assistant Professor, EECS, University of California, Berkeley

Job openings in math at Purdue

Posted to SIAG/LA: September 28, 2017.

Dear Colleagues,

Purdue University is recruiting to fill several faculty positions in Mathematics:

  • A named, full-professor position.
  • Two assistant professor positions.
  • Several 3-year postdocs.

All areas of mathematics will be considered, and applications from candidates from underrepresented groups are welcomed; Purdue is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort. More information is at

Please share this information with colleagues who may be interested.

Best regards,
Greg Buzzard

Virginia Tech Department of Mathematics Faculty Position in High Performance Computational Mathematics

The Virginia Tech Department of Mathematics anticipates a tenure-track opening in High Performance Computational Mathematics with a start date of August 10, 2018, at our Blacksburg, VA, campus. The successful candidate will have a strong background in computational mathematics and high performance computing. Possible specialties include, but are not limited to, mathematical aspects of numerical linear algebra, randomized numerical linear algebra, inverse problems, numerical PDE modeling, PDE solvers, uncertainty quantification, scientific computing, scalable data analytics, or large-scale topological data analysis. Application areas of interest include, but are not limited to, geophysics, physics, biology, or economics.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty across the university on the Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities Destination Area ( Priority areas of interest for this initiative include modeling, simulation, analytics, and decision-support environments that leverage modern high performance computing and big data for quantitative understanding of large-scale systems.

Appointment as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics is anticipated, but exceptional senior candidates will be considered for positions of Associate Professor of Mathematics or Professor of Mathematics. Teaching and service duties will be split between the Mathematics Department and the Computational Modeling and Data Analytics (CMDA) program. The CMDA program is a collaborative effort involving faculty members from several departments, coordinated by the College of Science’s Academy of Integrated Science ( The college’s Academy of Integrated Science and the university’s Destination Areas are manifestations of Virginia Tech’s commitment to its land-grant mission of using leadership in teaching, research, and service to address society’s pressing problems.

Job requirements include a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a distinguished research program and to provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students, with a particular emphasis on enhancing the advanced high performance computing aspects of the Mathematics and CMDA curricula. Responsibilities include: continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities, including travel to professional conferences; curriculum development; participation in department, college, and university governance; and professional service. Occasional travel will be required.

An online application is required. To complete the online application, go to, choose Prospective Employees, then choose Search Virginia Tech Jobs (direct link, and choose the Mathematics Department or choose posting number TR0170122. Please include a cover letter, a CV, a research statement, and a teaching statement as part of the online application. Each applicant should follow the instructions in the online application system to request that four references submit letters of recommendation, or letters can be emailed to Additional information about position requirements and responsibilities can be found at or faculty handbook (available at gives a complete description of faculty responsibilities. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check. Questions about the search may be addressed to

Applications received by October 30, 2017, will receive full consideration. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Institution. Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Ms. Lori Berry (, 540-231-6536) or call TTY 1-800- 828-1120 by the application deadline. Virginia Tech is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award and is committed to increasing the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. Additionally, Virginia Tech is supportive in addressing the needs of dual-career couples.

Faculty Position, Computational Math, Emory University

Posted to SIAG/LA: September 22, 2017.

Emory University’s Mathematics & Computer Science Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Computational Mathematics, to begin in Fall 2018. Appointments are expected to be at the Assistant Professor level, but truly exceptional candidates may be considered for senior appointments. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding research ability and have a PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, or a closely related field. Applicants should also have strong records, or promise, as undergraduate and graduate teachers. Ideal candidates will have interdisciplinary interests that complement and enhance Emory’s current and vibrant research strengths in numerical linear algebra, networks, inverse problems, numerical optimization, numerical partial differential equations, and computational fluid dynamics. For more details on Emory’s faculty, graduate students, postdocs, research and teaching activities in Computational Mathematics, see

Applications consisting of a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and three letters of recommendation directly from recommenders can be submitted via Informal inquiries about the position are also invited by email to Screening starts December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the department, please see

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ Disability/Veteran employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Emory University is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. In your cover letter or in a separate statement, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

Emory University is a top-ranked private institution recognized internationally for its outstanding colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the world’s leading health care systems. Emory scholars and experts generate more that $574 million dollars in research funding annually while also highly valuing excellence in teaching. Emory’s beautiful campus is a part of the energetic Atlanta metropolitan area, which is home to more than five million people and has a diversity of cultural, social, entertainment, shopping and recreational options. Atlanta, often referred to as “the City in a Forest”, has mild winters, long and beautiful spring and fall seasons, and is home to the world’s busiest international airport, providing ready access to global travel.

The Computation Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is soliciting applications for the Sidney Fernbach Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Computing Sciences. This fellowship will be awarded to one outstanding candidate with exceptional talent, scientific track record, and potential for significant achievements in computational mathematics, scientific computing, or computer science. The fellowship is named after Sidney Fernbach, former Director of the Computation Department at LLNL and one of the pioneers in high performance scientific computing. The fellow will have the freedom to pursue their own research agenda under the guidance of an LLNL staff scientist who serves as a mentor. The appointment will be for one year renewable for a second year.

Successful candidates will work in a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research environment with accomplished researchers and will also have access to Livermore Computing’s world-class HPC environment. Fellows will receive a highly competitive salary, moving expenses, and a professional travel allowance.

LLNL is a premier research and development institution for science and technology applied to national security that has been a leader in scientific and high-performance computing for decades. The Computation Directorate in the laboratory conducts world-class, collaborative scientific research and development in high performance computing, computational physics, numerical mathematics, computer science, and data science. Major research thrust areas include scalable algorithms and software for linear and nonlinear solvers, partial differential equations, adaptive mesh refinement, verification and uncertainty quantification, large-scale data analysis, scientific visualization, performance tools, programming models, and compiler analysis.

Interested applicants can find more information about eligibility, benefits, and the application process on the Fernbach Fellowship web page ( Deadline for application is November 5, 2017.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. for the National Nuclear Security Administration within the Department of Energy. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to workforce diversity.

Faculty position at University of Colorado

Posted to SIAG/LA: September 8, 2017.

The Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2018. The position is in the area of high dimensional data analysis (big data), with possible areas of emphasis including nonlinear optimization, analysis in high-dimensional spaces, randomized projections, probabilistic numerics, harmonic analysis, theoretical deep learning, and related areas. However, exceptional candidates in all fields of Applied Mathematics may be considered.

For the full advertisement as well as instructions on how to apply, please see:

We start considering applications October 16, 2017, so the deadline is coming up quickly.

Postdoctoral positions in numerical optimization - Argonne National Laboratory

Posted to SIAG/LA: September 6, 2017.

The Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division at Argonne National Laboratory invites outstanding candidates to apply for postdoctoral positions in the following areas.

  • Developing and implementing algorithms at the intersection of optimization and statistics:

  • PDE-constrained optimization:

  • Other areas of optimization (e.g., multiobjective, discrete), applied mathematics, and statistics:

The appointments will be in the MCS Division (, which is a leader in the design of numerical algorithms, development of software tools and technology, and simulation of applications of interest to the U.S. Department of Energy. Argonne is located in the southwestern Chicago suburbs, offering the advantages of affordable housing, good schools, and easy access to the cultural attractions of the city.

Please email Jeffrey Larson ( and Todd Munson ( with any questions.

Flexibility is available in start dates.

PostDoc Position, Numerical Linear Algebra, EPFL (CH)

Posted to SIAG/LA: September 5, 2017.

The Chair of Numerical Algorithms and High-Performance Computing ( is inviting applications for a postdoctoral researcher. The research project focuses on the development, analysis, and application of low-rank matrix and tensor methods.

Candidates are expected to have a strong background in numerical linear algebra. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in low-rank approximation, randomized algorithms and/or high-performance computing.

The position is available from January 1, 2018 but there is flexibility. The initial appointment is for two years with the possibility of extension. Some minor teaching responsibilities will be expected.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Applicants should prepare a CV and a list of 3 references that can be contacted. This should be forwarded as a single PDF file to Mrs Samantha Bettschen (

Questions about the position or requests for further information can directed to Prof Daniel Kressner (

EPFL is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.