Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty Positions

The Courant Institute's Department of Mathematics anticipates having a small number of faculty positions in mathematics to begin in September 2020. Appointments may be made at either a junior or senior level. These positions will be in a range of areas in computational, applied and pure mathematics. Some may be multidisciplinary appointments that are joint with a science department from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, such as physics, biology, and economics. For all tenure track faculty positions at The Courant Institute, please go to https://apply.interfolio.com/72321 to submit an application online. Applications and supporting documents should be received by April 15th, 2020.

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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 20, 2019 for the following academic year. Applications must be submitted via MathJobs.orghttps://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/14951

Other Postdoctoral Positions

There are additional postdoctoral positions supported by research grants. Please see Mathjobs and Interfolio for more job ads.

Clinical Faculty Positions

The NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences seeks to fill Clinical Faculty positions in mathematics at its Washington Square and Brooklyn campuses.

The primary responsibilities will be:

  • teaching and coordinating entry level courses through multivariable calculus and linear algebra
  • training and evaluating new instructors and teaching assistants
  • curriculum development and assessment
  • other responsibilities related to the undergraduate program

Applicants must have a strong background in advanced mathematics, including a Ph.D in math or a math-related field, as well as experience in and knowledge about undergraduate teaching, learning, and curricular issues.

The supporting material for an application must contain the following:

  • Three confidential letters of recommendation, including one that focuses on your teaching
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A cover letter discussing how this position relates to your overall career plans
  • A teaching portfolio
  • Secondary Requirement: 15 minute video (optional)

Please note that the review of applications will begin immediately but should be completed by January  This Clinical Faculty position will not be a tenure track position. These are typically 3 year contracts that are potentially renewable. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Please submit applications via Interfolio using this link. Please submit your application using Interfolio. Please note that the review of applications will begin immediately but should be completed by January 15.

NYU Shanghai Tenured/Tenure-Track Positions in Mathematics

NYU Shanghai is currently seeking multiple Tenured or Tenure-Track positions in Mathematics. The search is not restricted to any rank, all levels of seniority will be considered. All domains of mathematics will be considered, although the mathematics group at NYU Shanghai does have a particular interest in probability theory and partial differential equations. 

The Mathematics group at NYU Shanghai is built with the collaboration and help of the Courant Institute at NYU and affiliations with the Courant Institute will be encouraged.

Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to U.S. institutions with respect to research start-up funds and compensation, and they include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU Global Network, engaging in both research and teaching.    


Candidates must hold a PhD in Mathematics, or a related field (or expect it by the start date).

Application Instructions

Please apply via Interfolio using this link.

Candidates should follow instructions in the Interfolio application and submit the following material:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Statement on Current/Future Research Interests
  4. Statement on Teaching Interests
  5. Electronic Copies of up to 3 select pre-print/publications
  6. Names and Email Addresses for Three (3) References (junior candidates only)

Candidates at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank must also submit names and email addresses for three references. For senior candidates, references will be requested at a later stage, as needed. 

Review of applications will begin on September 3, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Please visit our website at http://shanghai.nyu.edu/en/about/work-here/open-positions-faculty for instructions and other information on how to apply. Additional information about the position can be obtained through writing to nyush.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu

Postdoctoral Researcher in Climate/Ocean Physics and Machine Learning in the Mathematics department at NYU Courant

Seeking Expression of Interest from postdoctoral researchers interested in Climate/Ocean Physics and Machine Learning in the Mathematics department at NYU Courant.

This position is for postdoctoral researchers and does not include teaching responsibilities.

NYU Courant's Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science is seeking outstanding researchers with strong physical insight and analytical ability to join the research group of Prof. Laure Zanna. Some of our recent work includes: ocean dynamics and climate change, air-sea interactions, predictability in mid-latitudes and stochastic parameterizations of turbulent ocean processes. We are primarily interested in researchers who can incorporate ideas and tools from machine learning to solve fundamental problems in ocean/climate dynamics and modeling.

The possible project topics include: assessing the predictability of climate phenomena, improving subgrid-scale parameterizations, the inference of climate variables/processes from sparse data (e.g. paleoproxy or satellite data), uncertainty quantification to ensemble simulations. The earliest that this position will begin is September 2019. These positions are full time appointments initially for one year and renewable conditional on satisfactory performance and funding.

The Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science is a unit of the department of Mathematics, within the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. NYU Courant is a highly respected institute for cutting-edge research and advanced training in applied mathematics and computer science. NYU Courant has strong links with the NYU Center for Data Science (CDS), home for the NYU Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment. NYU Courant is in the very heart of the world's leading artistic and financial center in downtown Manhattan.

The review of applications will start July 1, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.


Completion of Ph.D. in physical, mathematical, computational science or related disciplines by the start date.

Application Instructions

Please apply via Interfolio using this link.

Please follow instructions in the Interfolio application and upload the following documents:

  • A brief cover letter (no more than (1) one page)
  • Your Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications
  • Your research statement (up to 2 pages). The statement must include your research to date and a research proposal for the current position. All proposals should be motivated by key scientific questions in climate/ocean dynamics and broadly fit within the research interests of the group.
  • Three (3) reference letters
  • One (1) representative publication

Adjunct Faculty in Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at New York University seeks highly motivated individuals to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses on a part-time basis at their Washington Square and Brooklyn campuses. Courses could include introductory undergraduate courses; advanced Mathematics major courses; and graduate-level courses.

Minimum Qualifications:

For Undergraduate level teaching: MS in Mathematics or a related field.

For Graduate level teaching: PhD in Mathematics or a related field.

Desired Qualifications: Work experience in related industry or teaching experience in higher education.

Please provide in your application:

  • A cover letter indicating how the position relates to your overall career plans
  • A complete curriculum vitae Provide the names and contact information of at least two references via the contact reference required document in the application. All application materials should be uploaded through Interfolio. Insert link: http://apply.interfolio.com/77955

Application deadline is October 1, 2020.

Postdoctoral and Visiting Positions

For information regarding postdoctoral or visiting positions, please see the Postdoctoral and Visitor Programs page.

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