The George F. Carrier Fellowship in Applied Mathematics Harvard University, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences United States


The George F. Carrier Fellowship



Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences



Applied Mathematics


Position Description

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University seeks applicants for an endowed honorific postdoctoral position in widely applied mathematics, the George F. Carrier* Fellowship, with an expected start date of September 1, 2018.  The normal duration of the Carrier Fellow appointment is two years, with a potential extension to a third year, at an annual salary of $60,000.  In addition, Carrier Fellows receive an annual allocation of $6,000 for research and travel expenses.

We are looking for applicants interested in an opportunity for independent research that reflects the spirit of George Carrier’s approach and complements that of the current faculty in Applied Mathematics, broadly interpreted, including those in the Harvard Paulson School, the Department of Physics and elsewhere at the University. Current faculty interests are in applied mathematics in biological, earth science, engineering and physical contexts, and especially in soft materials and biophysics.  For more information, see


*George Carrier (1919-2002) was the T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Mathematics at Harvard, and one of the pre-eminent applied mathematicians of his generation.  He had a special talent for describing complicated physical phenomena mathematically, and did so with great facility over a wide range of problems that included fluid dynamics, elasticity, combustion and natural hazards.  For more see information, see


Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree in Applied Mathematics, Physics or a related area by the expected start date.


Additional Qualifications



Special Instructions

Required application documents include a cover letter, statement of research interests, a CV (including a list of publications), and names and contact information for three references. We encourage candidates to apply by November 1, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Contact Information

Arlene Stevens
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
29 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


Contact Email


Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Minimum Number of References Required


Maximum Number of References Allowed



Supplemental Questions


Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please list your research interests (200 character limit)

(Open Ended Question)

  1. Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?
  • Yes
  • No


Applicant Documents


Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research


Optional Documents

  1. Publication
  2. Publication 2
  3. Publication 3


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