Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

(2+1) Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Taiwan starting September 2022

created by spector on 31 Mar 2022

Deadline: 31 may 2022

Research areas and type of position

The candidate’s research shall concern at least one of the following areas:

• harmonic analysis,

• geometric measure theory,

• partial differential equations,

• calculus of variations.

The position yields the opportunity to conduct an independent research program without teaching duties; it is supervised by Daniel Spector (see Possible present or future connections to his research are appreciated.

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Salary of the position

The annual gross salary will be determined, depending on level of research experience, according to the NTNU payment scheme in the range NTD 763,830 to 1,056,038; it is paid in 13.5 monthly salaries. After tax and insurances for health and labour, an estimated net salary of NTD 724,755 to 998,761 results (approximately, USD 25,500 to 35,200, EUR 20,900 to 28,800, or GBP 18,700 to 25,800); tax rates depend on the candidate’s personal situation.

Starting date and duration

The starting date is flexible. We expect to hire with the beginning of the academic year (autumn 2022); however, starting dates in spring may also be arranged. The position is for two years, with the possibility of a renewal for a third year.

Required documents Three reference contacts: names of three references who may be contacted for further inquiries regarding research experience. Summaries top publications: title and abstract of the candidate’s most significant publications (up to three) for the advertised research area; links (e.g., via DOI or arXiv) to full text appreciated. Research statement: highlighting key achievements and future research plans. Curriculum vitae: professional career, education (BSc, MSc, PhD, or equivalent). Publication list: accepted journal publications, arXiv preprints, PhD thesis.

All documents may emailed to Prof. Spector at

Shortlisting procedure

Phase I: applications accepted and preliminary review of candidates.

Phase II: detailed review of candidate materials.

Phase III (optional): individual interviews with selected candidates via web conference.


• present - 31 May 2022: phase I;

• 1-30 June 2022: phase II;

• 31 Jul 2021: end of phase III.

Application Materials Required: Send by email:

• Name & Email of Three Referees

• Summaries Top Three Publications

• Research Statement

• Curriculum Vitae

• Publication List