The Department of Mathematics in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position with an anticipated (but flexible) start date in August 2021. This is a fixed term appointment for 1 year (12 months) and assumes no teaching load. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or a related area prior to their appointment start date.
The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with the members of the Statistics group (including Dr. Jay Bartroff, Dr. Larry Goldstein, and Dr. Stanislav Minsker) on problems covering a range of topics in mathematical statistics and statistical learning theory, such as robust algorithms, estimation of covariance matrices, questions in the theory of empirical processes as well as foundations of deep learning. A strong background in probability theory, mathematical statistics and/or related areas such as signal processing is required, and expertise in one of the aforementioned topics is a plus.
Interested applicants must apply to the position posted at usccareers.usc.edu.Applicants must also submit the cover letter, curriculum vitae and the research statement (preferably limited to 5 pages excluding references) to www.mathjobs.org.. Candidates should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation focusing on applicantâs research. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.