Employment Opportunities

The Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) at Princeton University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level starting September 1, 2022. The search is in the area of Optimization & Operations Research, connecting with ongoing and planned strategic initiatives in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. In particular: HealthTech (for instance, optimal vaccine rollout strategies); Energy and the Environment (for instance, integrating renewable energy production, and optimizing the electricity grid of the future); Robotics and Cyberphysical Systems (uncertainty quantification, safety verification, and joint learning and control of dynamical systems); Resilient and Smart Cities (how smart cities could use information technologies for efficient deployment and utilization of perishable resources); and Data Science (for instance, optimization of machine learning algorithms). A PhD in a related field is required.

To be successful, the candidate must have a strong commitment to excellence in research and in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ORFE department believes that the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is essential to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that end, we are eager to have a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring Princeton is inclusive, equitable, and diverse.

The ORFE department is part of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and involved in activities with the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning, the Bendheim Center for Finance, the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. An appointment may be made jointly with another department or program.

Applications will be considered on a continuing basis, but candidates are encouraged to apply by December 15, 2021. To apply, please submit an online application here. All applicants should include a CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for at least three references, one of whom should be able to address the candidate's teaching abilities.

Source: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=23641

The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) at the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance (JRCPPF), and the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) at Princeton University seek outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral research associate or more senior research position in the area of development finance starting July 5, 2022.

In addition to pursuing their own independent research, the Postdoctoral Research Associate will play a key role in supporting a new Research Community at Princeton focusing on how technical and/or financial interventions can address issues at the intersection of climate change and development in such regions as sub-Saharan Africa. The ability to use data from diverse sources like nightlights and social media, in addition to administrative data, would be of particular value. The Associate could also support an ongoing ORFE project in collaboration with a major US bank, or teach an introductory course in statistics and probability for that department, contingent on interest, departmental need, and sufficient course enrollments. If teaching, the Associate would carry a secondary rank of Lecturer during the relevant semester.

The position provides an excellent opportunity for collaboration with Princeton faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. Postdoctoral Research Associates are expected to participate actively in the intellectual activities of Princeton University. Applicants must have received a Ph.D., received or expected between September 2018 and September 2021, in such fields as Economics, Operations Research, or Data Science. This is a 12-month term appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on satisfactory performance and funding.

All candidates with relevant research interests are encouraged to submit an application. We are interested in receiving applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in finance, economics and related disciplines. Applicants must apply online and submit a cover letter, C.V., one or at most two research papers, and three reference letters.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

We at the School of Public and International Affairs believe that it is vital to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion - fundamental to the success of our education and research mission. This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment and hiring as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences, and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.

Source: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=23401

The Department of Operations Research & Financial Engineering (ORFE) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in deep learning theory. Princeton is a world leader in the area of deep learning theory, with many excellent faculty in ORFE, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Computer Science. This position is supported through an NSF Grant "Collaborative Research: Probabilistic, Geometric, and Topological Analysis of Neural Networks, from Theory to Applications" with principal PI, ORFE Assistant Professor Boris Hanin https://hanin.princeton.edu. The position is for one year with the possibility of reappointment for up to two years additional years based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. The anticipated start date for this position is June 1, 2022.

Individuals with a strong theoretical background who expect to obtain a Ph.D. in a field related to neural network theory (e.g. mathematics, physics, statistics, computer science, electrical engineering, machine learning) before September 2022 are encouraged to apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/22221.

A complete application must include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current CV
  3. Names and contact information of three references

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is subject to Princeton University's background check polity.

Source: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=22221

The Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University has occasional openings for part-time or full time lecturers to teach or co-teach department courses. Individuals must possess a PhD in a related field of interest to the department and have experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. The successful candidate will lecture according to department scheduling along with exam writing and grading as it is applicable to the course being taught.

To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references at the following link: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/19946.

Due to the volume of applications, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. No letters of recommendation are required at this time.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Source: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=19946