Ed Lorenz Postdoctoral Fellowship at Bowdoin College

The Mathematics and Climate Research Network and the Mathematics Department at Bowdoin College invite applications for a one-year Ed Lorenz Postdoctoral Fellowship, to start in Fall 2014. The Fellow will teach one undergraduate mathematics course during the academic year, probably in Fall 2014.

The Mathematics and Climate Research Network (MCRN) is a nation-wide NSF funded initiative. Our goal is to define, develop and solve mathematical problems emerging in climate science. Topics of research range from climate processes to paleoclimate studies, data assimilation in climate models and mechanisms to inform policy and management decisions. The network has twelve funded nodes and a number of other collaborating institutions. For more details, see www.mathclimate.org.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be based at Bowdoin College, with mentor Mary Lou Zeeman. Considerable interaction with other network members is possible through web-based seminars and working groups. The network also encourages and will support extended visits by postdocs to other nodes within MCRN and with our international partners. The salary is competitive.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin College is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, its intimate size, strong sense of community, commitment to diversity (31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students), and treasured links with the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine. Bowdoin values a strong commitment to research and a promise of successful scholarly engagement as well as a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. Bowdoin is also building an environment in which students and faculty from across the disciplines can employ computational approaches to enrich their work. We welcome applications from candidates who can contribute to this effort.

All interested recent PhDs are encouraged to apply. There are two steps necessary for a complete application:

(1)    Visit MathJobs.org to submit a cover letter, AMS application cover sheet, resume, statement of research and/or professional activity plans, statement on teaching philosophy, and at least three letters of recommendation.

(2)    Complete a short questionnaire at: http://www.mathclimate.org/Lorenz_Postdoc_Application

Review of applications will begin February 25, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.