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 1, 2022 for the following academic year. Applications must be submitted via Interfolio.

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Each year the Institute is host to a large number of visiting scientists. Some are distinguished senior scientists on leave from their home institutions. Others are 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.

Visiting Doctoral Students

Advanced doctoral students at other universities who wish to spend a term at the Courant Institute's Department of Mathematics need to provide the following documentation:

  • A letter from the student's advisor requesting that the student spend a term at the Courant Institute to conduct research under the supervision of a faculty mentor
  • Confirmation from the Courant Institute faculty in question that he or she is willing to work with the visiting student
  • Official documentation showing financial support of at least $2,000 U.S. per month for the term of stay

These students will have to submit an application for non-degree studies to NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science for the semeter of their proposed visit. The application can be downloaded from the Graduate Admissions web page, and sent in with all transcripts, a statement of purpose, and the application fee. (GRE tests or letters of recommendation are not required for non-degree applications.)

With this documentation, New York University will be able to sponsor a J-1 visa for a visiting student.

For any questions, please contact Michelle Shin at the Courant Institute.


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