Open Positions

Last updated October 14, 2021

  • Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in mathematical physics to conduct interdisciplinary research at the intersection of mathematics & theoretical condensed matter physics. The position will be associated with two Simons Collaborations “Localization of Waves” and “Ultra-Quantum Matter” and will be co-supervised by Professors Svitlana Mayboroda (University of Minnesota – UMN) and Victor Galitski (Joint Quantum Institute – JQI – at the University of Maryland). Research will focus on applications of novel mathematical techniques, in particular the landscape method, to address fundamental aspects of Anderson localization, many-body localization in continuum & lattice models and on graphs, emergence of ergodicity and quantum chaos in such models, and random quantum circuits. The position will be associated with both UMN and JQI and will be based partially in Minneapolis, MN and partially in College Park, MD (within the Washington, DC metropolitan area), with a specific repartition to be decided on a case-by-case basis.  It may involve travel between the two institutions, frequent interactions via videoconferencing, and attendance of the relevant Simons Collaborations’ meetings. The tentative start date for this position is September 1, 2022, but an earlier or later start date may be possible. Successful candidates will have a PhD in mathematics or theoretical physics and a strong background in mathematical physics, relevant topics of condensed matter theory, and experience with numerical simulations. To apply, email your CV, a  representative publication (to be discussed during the interview), and names of three referees to svitlana@umn.edu & galitski@umd.edu, and/or submit an application through Mathjobs.org. If you have the Research Statement and the Teaching Statement, please submit them, too.

  • The School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a post-doctoral position in computational science and mathematics under the supervision of Douglas Arnold beginning Fall 2022. The position is supported by the Simons Collaboration on Localization of Waves and will center on the research projects of the Collaboration. We seek a candidate with strong background in the numerical solution of partial differential equations and eigenvalue problems. Strength in both implementation and analysis are required. Prior experience with eigenvalue problems, wave propagation, and/or quantum physics is desirable. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The preferred start date is the Fall semester of 2022. The duration is two years, with a possibility of extending to the third year depending on funding and performance. Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Douglas Arnold (arnold@umn.edu) and Svitlana Mayboroda (svitlana@umn.edu). Applicants should submit an AMS cover sheet, complete curriculum vitae, a description of their research and teaching, and at least three letters of recommendation to http://www.mathjobs.org. A cover letter relating the applicant's research goals and qualifications to the projects would enhance the application. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

  • The School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a post-doctoral position in Analysis and PDEs under the supervision of Svitlana Mayboroda beginning in 2022. The position is supported by the Simons Collaboration on Localization of Waves. We seek a candidate with a strong background in Analysis and PDEs. Additional expertise in Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Physics, Quantum Physics, or Geometric Measure Theory is desirable, but not required. Please contact Svitlana Mayboroda (svitlana@umn.edu) with any additional inquiries about the position. Applicants should submit an AMS cover sheet, complete curriculum vitae, a description of their research and teaching, and at least four letters of recommendation to Mathjobs. A cover letter explaining the applicant's research goals and qualifications in relation to the fit to the projects would enhance the strength of the application. Any offer of employment will be contingent on a successful background check. The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.