There are two openings for Courant Instructor positions in Modeling and Simulation starting in the Fall of 2021, each for up to three years. Postdoctoral candidates with appropriate background should apply via mathjobs in the Fall of 2020. Please note that applicants must be a citizen, national or permanent resident of the United States or its territories and possessions.
The Courant Institute is a center for advanced training and research in the mathematical sciences. This year up to two Courant Institute Instructorships (CI) in the Department of Mathematics will be awarded to postdoctoral scientists working in the area of Modeling and Simulation. These positions are co-funded by the National Science Foundation as part of a Research and Training Group (RTG) in Modeling and Simulation, which is managed by Profs. Aleksandar Donev, Miranda Cerfon-Holmes, Leif Ristroph, Charles Peskin, and Esteban Tabak. Questions about the RTG-CI position should be directed to Aleksandar Donev or Miranda Holmes-Cerfon.
The RTG-CI appointments carry a light teaching load of one course per semester and are for a two- or three-year term. The positions are primarily for recent Ph.D.'s and candidates must have a degree in mathematics or some affiliated science or engineering field, and have research experience in modeling and simulation. Applicants must include a brief cover letter explaining why they believe they are a good candidate for the RTG in Modeling and Simulation. Applications and supporting documents are due by December 15th, 2018 for appointments to begin the following academic year. (EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer.)
As an RTG instructor, applicants will have the enriching opportunity and responsibility to closely interact with and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students at Courant that are working in the area of modeling and simulation. Along with conducting research in the area of modeling & simulation, the specific roles in which RTG-CIs are expected to be actively involved include:
- Attend, present in and engage in discussions during the informal RTG-related lunch time seminar together with other RTG graduate students and postdocs.
- Supervise one or two projects in a graduate-level class on modeling and simulation offered biennially, in addition to their one course teaching.
- Act as a coordinator of an RTG-funded undergraduate research program every other summer, along with a graduate student and faculty mentors.
- Get involved as a presenter, instructor or mentor in outreach activities, such as Courant's cSplash day for middle and high school students.
RTG-CIs will be guaranteed two months of summer support, in addition to the standard benefits given to all Courant Instructors. Ample travel funds will also be made available to RTG instructors.