Applied Mathematics and Statistics - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

Job no: 493936
Work type: Post Doctoral Fellow Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Applied Mathematics & Statistics

Position Title: Applied Mathematics and Statistics - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
Job Description:

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS) at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado invites applications for one or possibly two Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship positions to begin (subject to availability) in August 2020. The position is a two-year appointment (based upon satisfactory performance in the classroom) that can be renewed by the department for an additional year. Mines is a public research university devoted to the applied sciences and engineering and located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 15 miles west of downtown Denver and 20 miles south of Boulder. Mines has the highest admission standards of any university in Colorado and the AMS department confers Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees in applied mathematics and statistics as well as provides foundational mathematics courses for all other Mines majors.


The Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow is expected to teach 16-19 credits (4-6 courses) per year. While the primary teaching responsibilities will be in the core mathematics sequence (Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations), there will also be an opportunity to teach outside of the core curriculum (Intro to Prob/Stat, Intro to Scientific Computing, Linear Algebra, Intro to Proofs). Each postdoc is assigned a teaching mentor from the AMS faculty who guides the fellow in professional development as an educator. Postdocs will collaborate with AMS faculty in the improvement and delivery of core courses with an emphasis on active learning.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • This position is intended for recent PhD candidates. Applicants must possess a PhD in mathematics, statistics, or related field by August 2020. Applicants must have experience in teaching mathematics at the collegiate level.

Department Description:

The AMS Department at Mines is a diverse and collegial cohort of 23 faculty members, split almost evenly between research faculty and teaching faculty. Research interests within the department are broad, varied and frequently interdisciplinary in nature, including mathematical biology, mathematical geosciences, environmental and spatial statistics, scientific computing, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including a list of courses taught), and a teaching statement (limited to two pages). Two letters of recommendation (at least one addressing teaching) should also be submitted on behalf of the applicant. Please submit materials through MathJobs at

Please contact Rebecca Swanson at with any questions. Review of applications will begin on February 3, 2020, and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Total Rewards: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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