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Faculty hire: Combinatorics and Optimization positions

Prestigious postdoctoral fellowship positions

Postdoctoral fellowship in analytic combinatorics

Postdoctoral fellowship in graph theory

Positions in Institute for Quantum Computing

Faculty Positions

Posted: October 4, 2021

The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization (https://math.uwaterloo.ca/co) at the University of Waterloo invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. Associate or Full Professors with tenure will be considered in special cases that enhance the research and teaching profile of the department. We welcome candidates in the research areas of algebraic combinatorics, continuous optimization, cryptography, discrete optimization, and graph theory. Emphasis will be given to candidates in the areas of continuous optimization, discrete optimization, and cryptography.

A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research and teaching are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research, to attract and supervise graduate students, and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

The salary range for the position is $105,000 to $155,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The effective date of appointment is July, 1 2022.

Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/18454). Applications should include a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and up to three reprints/preprints. In addition, at least three reference letters should be submitted.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact combopt@uwaterloo.ca or Jochen Koenemann, Chair, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. The closing date for receipt of applications is December 1, 2021.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/indigenousinitiatives).

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact combopt@uwaterloo.ca or Jochen Koenemann, Chair, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.

Prestigious postdoctoral fellowship positions

Posted: November 16, 2021

The Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo invites applications from outstanding qualified candidates for two, 2-year, prestigious postdoctoral fellowship positions. Applications are solicited from any of the research areas of the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization: Algebraic Combinatorics, Discrete Optimization, Continuous Optimization, Cryptography, Graph Theory, and Quantum Computing.

A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research. The annual salary is $75,000. In addition, a travel fund of $15,000 per year is provided. The anticipated start date is fall 2022.

Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/19031). Applications should include a cover letter describing their interest in the position, and names of faculty members with

whom the applicant would like to interact, a curriculum vitae and research statement, and at least three reference letters. 

Inquiries may be addressed to Jochen Koenemann, Chair, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. The deadline for application is December 31, 2021. 

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/indigenousinitiatives).

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact combopt@uwaterloo.ca.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact combopt@uwaterloo.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.

Postdoctoral fellowship in Analytic Combinatorics

Posted: September 30, 2021

The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo invites applications from qualified candidates for one 2-year postdoctoral fellowship appointment in analytic combinatorics under the supervision of Stephen Melczer. Research topics will centre around the growing field of analytic combinatorics in several variables, which applies tools from diverse fields of mathematics to combinatorial problems but requires results not typical in those originating fields. Research experience in one or more of the following areas is desired: analytic or algebraic combinatorics, computational algebraic geometry, computational topology, topological decompositions of complex varieties, and the asymptotics of multivariate oscillatory integrals. In particular, a research background in combinatorics is not a strict requirement for those with experience in other listed areas.

A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research. The annual salary is $50,000 and the position has a teaching load of one course per year. In addition, a travel fund of $2000 per year will be provided. The effective date of appointment is September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2024. However, dates are negotiable.

Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/18424. Applications should include a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae and research statement and at least three reference letters. 

Inquiries may be addressed to Stephen Melczer, Assistant Professor, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. The deadline for application is December 20, 2021.  Late applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/indigenousinitiatives).

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Stephen Melczer, Assistant Professor, at smelczer@uwaterloo.ca.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Stephen Melczer, Assistant Professor, at smelczer@uwaterloo.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.

Postdoctoral fellowship in Graph Theory

Posted: September 27, 2021

The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization at the University of Waterloo invites applications from qualified candidates for one 2-year postdoctoral fellowship appointment in graph theory under the supervision of Luke Postle. Expertise in structural graph theory or extremal combinatorics is desired. In particular, familiarity with some or all of the following is preferred: coloring, graph decompositions, the probabilistic method, graph algorithms, discharging, optimization, topological graph theory, local algorithms, and graph minors.

A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research are required. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research. The annual salary is $50,000. In addition, a travel fund of $3000 per year is provided.   The effective date of appointment is September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2024. However, dates are negotiable.

Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/18345). Applications should include a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae and research statement and at least three reference letters. 

Inquiries may be addressed to Luke Postle, Associate Professor, Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1. The deadline for application is December 15, 2021.  Late applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/indigenousinitiatives).

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Luke Postle, Associate Professor, at lpostle@uwaterloo.ca.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact Luke Postle, Associate Professor, at lpostle@uwaterloo.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.

Institute for Quantum Computing

Posted: November 25, 2021

Applications are invited for one or more Research Assistant Professor positions in the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo, in collaboration with any department in the Faculties of Mathematics, Engineering and Science. IQC is a collaborative research institute focused on quantum information, science, and technology, and at present has a complement of 31 faculty members from the Faculties of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science. Further information about IQC can be found at https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing.

Research Assistant Professor positions at IQC are five-year appointments, subject to re-evaluation after three years, taking into consideration performance and availability of funding. A PhD and significant evidence of excellence in research in quantum information science and technology are required. Based on qualifications a salary range of $80,000 to $100,000 will be considered, and negotiations beyond this salary range may be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The effective date of appointment is February 1, 2022. Interested individuals should upload their application via the faculty application form at https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/available-positions.

The application review process will begin on January 3, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity-inclusion/indigenousinitiatives).

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact IQC Director.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact IQC Director.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.