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Postdoctoral and Visiting Membership Program

Each year the Institute is host to a large number of visiting scientists. Some are distinguished senior scientists on leave from their home institutions. Some are Courant Instructors who have half teaching and half research positions. Others are postdocs whose main duties are to assist with the Institute's many research projects. There are also other visitors who come with external support, typically from the National Science Foundation or a comparable foreign agency such as Canada's NSERC, Italy's CNR, or France's CNRS. The Courant Institute Instructorships are highly competitive postdoctoral positions for recent PhDs. Candidates must have a degree in mathematics or an affiliated field. These appointments last up to three years, and carry a teaching load of one course per semester. This program and its predecessors have existed in one form or another since 1956, financed by various government agencies, industrial organizations, and private foundations.

Applications for Courant Instructorships are due December 13th, 2013 for the following academic year. Applications must be submitted via

Courant Instructor/Pire Materials Postdoctoral Position Description

This 2-year postdoctoral position is associated with an NSF-funded PIRE award "Science at the Triple Point between Mathematics, Mechanics, and Materials Science." The main scientific themes are (a) energy-driven pattern formation, (b) atomistic-to-continuum modeling and computing, (c) modeling of hysteresis in solid-solid phase transofrmations, and (d) evolution of material microstructure. For additional information about the project, see The NYU-based postdoctoral scientist will work closely with Robert Kohn, and will interact with groups at the project's other domestic and international nodes. In particular, the postdoctoral scientist will have a senior European PIRE partner as co-mentor, and may spend a semester at the co-mentor's institution. Priority will be given to US citizens and permanent residents. This position has a teaching load of 1 course per semester while in residence at NYU. Applications should be submitted electronically at, and are due by December 13, 2013. The default start date is Sept 1, 2014. The Courant Institute at New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.