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Postdoctoral Fellows - Open Pool (2021-22)

Colorado State University
Job Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Position Location
Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position: Yes

Posting Number: 202101028AP

Position Type: Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Proposed Annual Salary Range
$50,000-$65,000 Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Employee Benefits
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on

Description of Work Unit
The mission of the Department of Mathematics is A) to maintain an outstanding program of research in pure and applied mathematics, B) to maintain high quality undergraduate and graduate programs in mathematics, C) to offer service courses for the other Departments of the University, and D) to serve the University and the state with outreach programs. The Department has over 225 undergraduate majors and 56 graduate students, with currently 33 tenured and tenure-track faculty.

Position Summary
The Department of Mathematics seeks applicants throughout the year who are interested in obtaining postdoctoral research experience in the area of mathematics. These positions have the responsibility to conduct a program of research under the mentorship of a faculty research group within the department. A teaching load of up to 3 courses per year, as assigned by the department chair, is expected, depending upon funding source. Applicants should identify a faculty member(s) of interest for collaboration in their cover letter. A detailed description of the department and information on specific faculty research programs are available on the department website at: 
A detailed description of the department's teaching program is available on the department's web page at:

Required Job Qualifications
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in mathematics or related science area by the date of hire.

Preferred Job Qualifications
2 years of teaching experience at the university level or equivalent is also preferred with a record of teaching a range of mathematics courses.

Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Job Duty Category: Research


On a continuing basis, pursue the independent research objectives outlined under duties and decisions, and meet weekly with your research group. This duty requires a knowledge in the assigned research area which far exceeding that of a graduate student. Participate in research group meetings and seminars. Present results. Promote collaboration with academic colleagues in other departments and/or at other universities. This duty requires maturity and research practice far exceeding what is required of a PhD student.

Percentage Of Time: 60%

Job Duty Category: Teaching


The responsibilities are to teach a mixture of university level service courses and other courses for our Mathematics Majors.
The employee will teach 3 courses per year, as assigned by the department chair.

Percentage Of Time: 40%

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter, CV, a teaching statement, a research statement, the names and contact information for three professional references, and lastly a personal statement (at most two pages) on your commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equal access  (please see the additional information below regarding this required document).   

Although three reference letters are preferred, a minimum of two reference letters must be uploaded in order to receive full consideration. References will be contacted automatically for a letter of reference upon submission of application. One of the letters should address the candidate's teaching. This pool expires on September 30, 2022. Applicants wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

Statement on Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Access:  

The Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University has a strong interest in ensuring that all candidates hired for instructional appointments share our commitment to excellence, access, and Principles of Community.   

The requirement of a "personal statement on your commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equal access" is consistent with CSU's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our new faculty should be aware of these issues and have a willingness to engage with our faculty and students to help in the advancement of CSU's diversity, inclusion, and equity goals. 

The commitment can take a variety of forms including reflection upon, interest in, or efforts to advance, equitable access to education and research.

Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

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EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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