Open rank position in mathematics

The department of Mathematics at the Courant Institute is calling for applications for a faculty position in mathematics, to begin in September 2022, at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor level. Applications in all areas of mathematics including applied mathematics, scientific computing and mathematics of machine learning are welcome. The department of Mathematics at Courant offers an outstanding scholarly environment for mathematical and interdisciplinary research with a long and world-renowned tradition in both pure and applied mathematics and in bridging between them. Mathematics at Courant benefits from the proximity of the Computer Science department within the Courant Institute as well as the cross-disciplinary Center of Data Science at NYU.

The Courant institute is strongly committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. Please apply via Interfolio here: https://apply.interfolio.com/97356.

Applications received before November 15 will be given full consideration.

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a PhD in Mathematics, or a related field. Application Materials Required:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Publication List
  • Three reference letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers)


Open-rank Faculty Position, Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science

The Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science, CAOS, a unit of the Department of Mathematics within the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, seeks candidates for an open-rank faculty position, anticipated to begin in September 2022. The appointment is anticipated to be made at the Assistant Professor level, but higher rank appointments may be possible for exceptional candidates.  

This search is part of a cluster hire in Predicting Climate Change and its Impacts: From the Global to Urban Scale that includes the departments of Mathematics and Computer Science in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Civil and Urban Engineering in the Tandon School of Engineering, and the Center for Data Science. More information about this cluster, and NYU's broader Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative, can be found here, and here. Additional faculty positions will be advertised as part of the cluster, with the intention of creating a diverse, inter-disciplinary cohort to devise cutting edge research and curricular development. Inquiries about this position and its role within the cluster should be addressed to climateclusterhire@nyu.edu

The CAOS group focuses on the intersection between applied mathematics and climate science to solve some of the most challenging problems in atmosphere-ocean science. CAOS hosts a distinct interdisciplinary Ph.D. program within the Courant Institute. The Courant Institute’s Mathematics Department is a world-renowned center for applied mathematics, scientific computing, PDEs, analysis, probability, and other fields. Courant is also the home of NYU’s Department of Computer Science, which is a leader in scientific computing and machine learning, among other fields. 

The ideal candidate should have a research portfolio in the broad areas of quantitative atmosphere and ocean science, including but not limited to regional or global climate modeling, multi-scale dynamics, high-performance simulation, dynamical system modeling (data-driven and model/theory-based), or climate variability and change.

The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate and connect with other scientists; build a vibrant, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program that addresses scientific questions of fundamental significance in climate science; and provide high-quality teaching, mentor students, and advance equity, and inclusion.

A Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, Oceanic Science, Mathematics, (or a related field is required).

Please include a CV, a statement of research interest, a teaching statement, a statement that summarizes your past or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, or mentoring, as well as a list of at least three references who could provide a letter on your behalf upon request.

Applications should be submitted through Interfolio via apply.interfolio.com/95112. Review of applications will begin November 12, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Faculty Positions in Data Science and Mathematics

The Center for Data Science (CDS) and the Mathematics Department of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences seeks candidates for one (1) tenure-track joint faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor and one (1) open-rank joint faculty position anticipated to begin in September 2022. We seek to develop our strengths in statistics, leveraging the connections to data science.

The Center for Data Science (CDS) and the Mathematics Department of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences seek candidates for a joint faculty position, anticipated to begin September 2022. Faculty members are expected to be outstanding scholars and to participate in teaching at all levels from undergraduate to doctoral.

CDS is the focal point for NYU’s university-wide initiative in data science and statistics, established 8 years ago, and one of the country’s leading data science research and training facilities. CDS is a vibrant space with about 18 jointly appointed faculty (growing to over 20 in the next two years) and 11 associated faculty across computer science, mathematics, engineering, neuroscience, linguistics, politics, psychology, physics, biology and business; a list of affiliated faculty spanning a wide range of NYU’s schools and departments, a highly successful undergraduate and Master’s programs, and one of the first Data Science PhD programs. CDS’s research focuses on tools and methods at the intersection between applied mathematics, data science, high-dimensional statistics, machine learning, optimization, and several data-driven application areas.

The Courant Institute’s Mathematics Department is world-renowed center for applied mathematics (including math for data science and machine learning), scientific computing, PDEs, analysis, probability, geometry and other fields. Courant is also the home of NYU’s department of Computer Science, which is a leader in machine learning and AI, among other fields.

CDS and the Courant Institute (both Math and CS) host vibrant interdisciplinary PhD programs and a number of faculty hold joint appointments at the Center for Data Science and the Courant Institute.

We seek to develop our strengths in statistics, leveraging the connections to data science. We are particularly focused on expanding in the area of Applied and Theoretical Statistics as well as interdisciplinary areas where the innovative and principled use of statistics is of vital importance. Exceptional candidates from other data-science relevant areas, such as optimization and the mathematical foundations of inference and data-representation will be considered as well.

A PhD in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related quantitative field is required.

Applications can be submitted through our Interfolio via apply.interfolio.com/93196 

Please include a CV, a short statement of your research and teaching interests, and a list of at least three references capable of providing a letter on your behalf. We encourage applicants to include a brief statement describing how your research, teaching, and service contributes to diversity and inclusion. Applications and supporting documents received by December 1, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Postdoctoral and Visitor Programs

Courant Instructorships

Courant Instructorships are highly competitive postdoctoral positions for recent PhDs. The positions consist of half teaching and half research. 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. Applications for Courant Instructorships are due December 15, 2021 for the following academic year. Applications must be submitted via MathJobs.orghttps://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/18733

Other Postdoctoral Positions

There are additional postdoctoral positions supported by research grants. Please see Mathjobs and Interfolio for more job ads.

Clinical Faculty Positions

The NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences seeks to fill Clinical Faculty positions in mathematics at its Washington Square and Brooklyn campuses.

The primary responsibilities will be:

  • teaching and coordinating entry level courses through multivariable calculus and linear algebra
  • training and evaluating new instructors and teaching assistants
  • curriculum development and assessment
  • other responsibilities related to the undergraduate program

Applicants must have a strong background in advanced mathematics, including a Ph.D in math or a math-related field, as well as experience in and knowledge about undergraduate teaching, learning, and curricular issues.

The supporting material for an application must contain the following:

  • Three confidential letters of recommendation, including one that focuses on your teaching
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A cover letter discussing how this position relates to your overall career plans
  • A teaching portfolio
  • Secondary Requirement: 15 minute video (optional)

Please note that the review of applications will begin immediately but should be completed by May 15, 2022. This Clinical Faculty position is not a tenure track position. These are typically 3 year contracts that are potentially renewable. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Please submit applications via Interfolio using this link (http://apply.interfolio.com/104148) Please submit your application using Interfolio. For full consideration, please apply by April 30, 2022.

NYU Courant High School Program Instructor (Adjunct)

The Department of Mathematics at New York University seeks a highly motivated individual to teach a Fall 2021 course (beginning in October) in data science as part of a high school pipeline program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • a masters degree in mathematics or a related field.
  • Commitment to our program’s mission of retaining women and historically excluded populations in STEM careers.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with the Jupyter Notebook computational environment, python, pandas, and other data science packages.
  • Teaching experience in higher education, or related industry experience.
  • Experience with high school enrichment programs.

Application Instructions

Please apply through our application in Interfolio.


NYU Shanghai Tenured/Tenure-Track Positions in Mathematics

NYU Shanghai is currently seeking multiple Tenured or Tenure-Track positions in Mathematics. The search is not restricted to any rank, all levels of seniority will be considered. All domains of mathematics will be considered, although the mathematics group at NYU Shanghai does have a particular interest in probability theory and partial differential equations. 

The Mathematics group at NYU Shanghai is built with the collaboration and help of the Courant Institute at NYU and affiliations with the Courant Institute will be encouraged.

Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to U.S. institutions with respect to research start-up funds and compensation, and they include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU Global Network, engaging in both research and teaching.    


Candidates must hold a PhD in Mathematics, or a related field (or expect it by the start date).

Application Instructions

Please apply via Interfolio using this link.

Candidates should follow instructions in the Interfolio application and submit the following material:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Statement on Current/Future Research Interests
  4. Statement on Teaching Interests
  5. Electronic Copies of up to 3 select pre-print/publications
  6. Names and Email Addresses for Three (3) References (junior candidates only)

Candidates at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank must also submit names and email addresses for three references. For senior candidates, references will be requested at a later stage, as needed. 

The application deadline is 12/31/20. Please visit our website at http://shanghai.nyu.edu/en/about/work-here/open-positions-faculty for instructions and other information on how to apply. Additional information about the position can be obtained through writing to nyush.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu

Postdoctoral Researcher in Climate/Ocean Physics and Machine Learning in the Mathematics department at NYU Courant

Seeking Expression of Interest from postdoctoral researchers interested in Climate/Ocean Physics and Machine Learning in the Mathematics department at NYU Courant.

This position is for postdoctoral researchers and does not include teaching responsibilities.

NYU Courant's Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science is seeking outstanding researchers with strong physical insight and analytical ability to join the research group of Prof. Laure Zanna. Some of our recent work includes: ocean dynamics and climate change, air-sea interactions, predictability in mid-latitudes and stochastic parameterizations of turbulent ocean processes. We are primarily interested in researchers who can incorporate ideas and tools from machine learning to solve fundamental problems in ocean/climate dynamics and modeling.

The possible project topics include: assessing the predictability of climate phenomena, improving subgrid-scale parameterizations, the inference of climate variables/processes from sparse data (e.g. paleoproxy or satellite data), uncertainty quantification to ensemble simulations. The earliest that this position will begin is September 2019. These positions are full time appointments initially for one year and renewable conditional on satisfactory performance and funding.

The Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science is a unit of the department of Mathematics, within the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. NYU Courant is a highly respected institute for cutting-edge research and advanced training in applied mathematics and computer science. NYU Courant has strong links with the NYU Center for Data Science (CDS), home for the NYU Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment. NYU Courant is in the very heart of the world's leading artistic and financial center in downtown Manhattan.

The review of applications will start July 1, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.


Completion of Ph.D. in physical, mathematical, computational science or related disciplines by the start date.

Application Instructions

Please apply via Interfolio using this link.

Please follow instructions in the Interfolio application and upload the following documents:

  • A brief cover letter (no more than (1) one page)
  • Your Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications
  • Your research statement (up to 2 pages). The statement must include your research to date and a research proposal for the current position. All proposals should be motivated by key scientific questions in climate/ocean dynamics and broadly fit within the research interests of the group.
  • Three (3) reference letters
  • One (1) representative publication

Adjunct Faculty in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at New York University seeks highly motivated individuals to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses on a part-time basis at their Washington Square and Brooklyn campuses. Courses could include introductory undergraduate courses; advanced Mathematics major courses; and graduate-level courses.

Minimum Qualifications:

For Undergraduate level teaching: MS in Mathematics or a related field.

For Graduate level teaching: PhD in Mathematics or a related field.

Desired Qualifications: Work experience in related industry or teaching experience in higher education.

Please provide in your application:

  • A cover letter indicating how the position relates to your overall career plans
  • A complete curriculum vitae Provide the names and contact information of at least two references via the contact reference required document in the application. All application materials should be uploaded through Interfolio. Insert link: http://apply.interfolio.com/77955

Application deadline is October 1, 2020.

Postdoctoral and Visiting Positions

For information regarding postdoctoral or visiting positions, please see the Postdoctoral and Visitor Programs page.


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