Post-Doctoral Associate

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 106854
Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Functional Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: ENGR-Mechanical Engineering
Hiring Range Minimum:
Hiring Range Maximum:
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Multiple post-doctoral positions are open at the University of Maryland, College Park, to study fundamental mathematical and computational techniques for the conceptual design of engineered systems. Specifically, we are looking for talented researchers with expertise and a publication track-record in one (or more) of the following areas:
-Design Theory and Methodology, for example, in Computational Design Synthesis for engineering systems involving the interplay of function, behavior, and structure.
-Data-Driven Design and Optimization, for example, simulation-based design, multi-fidelity optimization, robotics, or optimal control.
-Computer Science, for example, machine learning/AI, software architecture, functional programming, lambda-calculus, and computer graphics/geometry.
-Applied Mathematics, for example, operator algebras, category theory, differential geometry, topology, or mathematical logic.

The appointments will be in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, full-time, for at least one-year with the possibility of renewals pending satisfactory performance and funding. Remuneration will be competitive and based on qualifications. The expected start date is January, 2018, though earlier or later state dates are negotiable. Applicants will be considered on a continuing basis until the positions are filled.

Minimum Qualifications:

We encourage candidates with the following qualifications to apply:
-a PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or a related field.
-a track record of code development.
-a track record of scholarly research
-strong motivation with excellent written and speaking communication skills


Experience with running codes on large-scale computing platforms or cloud services is a plus. Experience with software development best practices and tools like distributed, collaborative version control is a plus. Proficiency in one or more functional programming languages is a plus.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Please provide three (3) publications. Publications should be placed under Supplemental Documents 1
in the required documents section. Also provide contact information for three references; these may be provided either in the CV, in the cover letter, or in uploaded as a separate supplemental document.
Technical inquiries about this position may be directed to: Dr. Mark D. Fuge (

Posting Date: 10/06/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 11/15/2017
Physical Demands

No unusual physical demands

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Supplemental Document 1
  4. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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