Tenure track position, College of the Holy Cross

The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester MA is hiring for a tenure-track position in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. They are interested in applied topology both from theoretical and data driven perspectives.


The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2020. We seek a committed scholar and teacher who will help us maintain and develop a long-standing focus in geometry, broadly defined, within our department. We are open to wide range of research areas, including, but not limited to: algebraic geometry, algebraic or computational topology, convex and/or discrete geometry, differential geometry, and dynamical systems. Both computational approaches and more traditional methods are welcome. Candidates whose work applies geometric thinking to real-world problems in areas such as biology, geometric design, robotics, control theory, data science, machine learning, or algebraic statistics, as well as candidates whose work is not directly motivated by applications, are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be asked to teach courses at all levels of our curriculum, including some connected with their research.  Interest in, or experience with developing and pursuing research projects with students is highly desired.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.


Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. in mathematics or the mathematical sciences is required. 


Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching and research, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation.   As a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college, the College values dialog among people from diverse perspectives as integral to the mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program (see http://holycross.edu/mission).  In your application please highlight how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or service might support the College’s mission and its commitment to diversity and inclusion.  For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.  Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/66666.  

Review of applications will begin on December 1 and continue until the position has been filled.  Initial interviews of selected applicants will occur in December and January.  We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Skype or at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Denver, January 15-18, 2020 for those who will be attending the meetings.  Questions about this search may be directed to Professor David Damiano, ddamiano@holycross.edu.


The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.

Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

Potential Postdoc at KTH in Stockholm

Martina Scolamiero writes:

At the TDA group of KTH we are applying to obtain funding for a post doc position. In case of a successful application, this two years position will be hosted by the Mathematics department at KTH in Stockholm and is aimed at researchers from outside Sweden. https://kaw.wallenberg.org/en/postdoctoral-scholarship-program-mathematics-researchers-outside-sweden

I can highly recommend the TDA group at KTH, led by Wojciech Chacholski, where I am currently a postdoc. KTH offers a vibrant context for research where the TDA group works on a variety of topics and interacts with the Algebraic Geometry group, the Statistics group and the Brummers & Partners MathDataLab.

In the application we can mention possible interested candidates. In case you are interested or just want to know more about this possibility you are welcome to contact me.

Open rank Professorship in TDA at U Tennessee, Knoxville


The Mathematics Department at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks exceptional candidates to fill a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in the area of Statistics and Topological Data Analysis, starting August 1, 2020. A PhD or equivalent degree in mathematics or statistics is required. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Primary consideration will be given to candidates whose interests overlap with those of existing faculty, including Bayesian statistics, computational statistics, statistical learning, and topological data analysis.

Evidence of potential for excellence in research and high-quality teaching is required. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To guarantee full consideration the application should be received by November 1, 2019. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is the flagship university in the Tennessee state higher education system. The state of Tennessee is in strong fiscal condition. For nine consecutive years, the State and/or the University have provided funds for raises, and starting salaries for assistant professors in the Mathematics Department are very competitive. The Mathematics Department is a highly active group whose research has been supported by several funding agencies, including AFOSR, ARO, ARL, DOE, NSF, and NIH. Opportunities exist to collaborate with researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and faculty at the Bredesen Center in Data Science and Engineering, and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS). Knoxville is a vibrant and diverse medium-sized city in the Tennessee Valley of East Tennessee with a relatively low cost of living.

Candidates must apply via MathJobs.org, and upload a curriculum vitae, description of research accomplishments and plans, teaching statement, and publication list. At least three reference letters addressing research and one addressing teaching must be provided. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include a cover letter that specifically addresses the reasons for their interest in this particular position at the University of Tennessee.

Open rank Professorship in TDA at Northeastern


The Department of Mathematics at Northeastern University invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level in Mathematics to start as early as Fall of 2020.

Appointments will be based on exceptional research contributions in Mathematics combined with a strong commitment and demonstrated success in teaching.

The focus of this search is on Discrete and Computational Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, Random Structures, Graphs, Networks, and Topological Data Analysis. Outstanding candidates in these or synergetic areas are encouraged to apply and will be seriously considered.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a related field by the start date, strong record of research, and demonstrated evidence of excellent teaching ability. Qualified candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring students and conducting an independent research program.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Complete applications received by October 15, 2019 will be guaranteed full consideration. Additional applications will be considered until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit the documentation requested on the mathjobs.org web site. Applicants invited to interviews will be asked to complete a Northeastern University application on the appropriate website.

Postdoc at Max Planck Institute Leipzig

The Nonlinear Algebra Group at MPI Leipzig welcomes applications by outstanding candidates for its postdoctoral fellows program. See

Early applications are encouraged.  Files are reviewed as they arrive. Selected applicants will be e-interviewed in November and December.

Positions are available in Michael Joswig’s group for Mathematical Software, as well as in a range of areas including Algebraic Statistics, Applied Algebraic Geometry, Mathematics of Data, Discrete Random Geometry and Mathematical Machine Learning.

Postdoc: TDA for Nanomaterials

The Centre for Geometry, Topology, and Application is currently advertising a three year postdoctoral position to work on a new, exciting project where topological data analysis will be used in combination with experimental physics and mathematical modelling to  design, fabricate, evaluate and improve novel nanomaterials. The project offers an excellent opportunity to expand the current topological methodology both in its theoretical foundations and its range of applications. 

The position is available from 1st October, and there is a degree of flexibility regarding the starting date. For details of the position and how to apply please see 
I will be happy to answer any queries regarding the position. The deadline for applications is 13 August. 
Jacek Brodzki

Postdoc at Michigan State University

Two NSF/NIH funded postdoc positions are available in the following fields:

-Computational or applied topology/geometry/graph/algebra

-Machine learning/deep learning

-AI-based drug design and discovery

-Computational biophysics

Ideal candidates should have experience in code development, have demonstrated the potential for excellence in research, and hold a recent Ph.D. degree in either mathematics, computer science, computational biophysics, computational chemistry, or bioinformatics. The selected candidates will be teamed up with top performers in recent D3R Grand Challenges, a worldwide competition series in computer-aided drug design. Salary depends on experience but will be at least $47.5k. The positions enjoy standard faculty health benefit. Please send CV to weig@msu.edu.

Union College Math Conference 2019

2019 Union College Math Conference to be held in Schenectady, NY on the dates Friday Sept 13 – Sunday Sept 15. There will be parallel sessions in: Differential Geometry, Geometric Analysis, and Mathematical Physics; Applied Topology; History of Mathematics; and Number Theory. The plenary speakers are:

Robert Ghrist (University of Pennsylvania)

Carolyn Gordon (Dartmouth College)

Álvaro Lozano-Robledo (University of Connecticut)

John McCleary (Vassar College) 

The website for the conference can be found here: http://bit.ly/UCMC2019 

Registration is currently open, and the (first) deadline for abstract submission is July 19.

IEEE ICMLA Session on TDA in ML

Dr. Juan Ramirez wants to pass on a call for research papers to the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications.  He is the special session chair for a session called ” Topological Data Analysis in Machine Learning”. Below is a link of the special session solicitation. Conference papers for this session are due September 7th 2019 and carry a maximum page number of 8 pages.  (https://www.icmla-conference.org/icmla19/SS_TopologicalDataAnalysis.pdf)

PhD project in ML/TDA for weather and climate

Helwig Hauser writes: