Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2020-21

The Department of Computer Science and Operations Research at the University of Montreal (Département d’informatique et de recherche opérationnelle, Université de Montréal) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in graph theory for the 2020-21 academic year.

The research team

The graph theory research group at the University of Montreal is led by Prof. Geňa Hahn and Dr. Ben Seamone. The primary interests of the group are, broadly speaking, graph structure, graph colouring, games on graphs, and infinite graphs. The current group also includes three graduate students, two undergraduate students, as well as visitors.


  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. obtained within 5 years of the position’s start date, in either theoretical computer science or mathematics. This includes applicants who have not yet obtained their degree but are certain to finish before the position’s start date.
  • Fluent English is a requirement for the position. Note that the Université de Montréal is a francophone institution, so a working knowledge of French is an asset.
  • Research experience, as evidenced by a history of relevant publications, is expected.

The position

  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to further establish their own research program, and will be expected to collaborate with other members of the research group on theirs.
  • Co-supervision of undergraduate and/or graduate students is anticipated.
  • No teaching responsibilities are included with the position.


The appointment is for a period of 12 months at a salary competitive with other postdoctoral fellowships in Canada, and includes employment benefits (pension, employment insurance, etc). Extensions beyond this time period are subject to available funds, but are not anticipated to be likely at this time. In order to facilitate research collaborations and/or presentation of results at conferences/colloquia, travel support will also be provided. The start date is negotiable and subject to travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we hope that the position would begin as close to September 1, 2020 as possible.

For further information, you may consult the collective agreement (French) and the postdoctoral fellow guide (English | French).

Application Process

Applicants should prepare the following materials:

  • Full CV
  • Research statement, detailing past contributions, future plans, and how these fit with the research interests of the group (2-3 pages)
  • Three (3) reference letters, which should be submitted directly to the email address below by the referees.

Applications and inquiries should be sent to diropostdoc2020 at Complete applications must be received by April 30, 2020 in order to receive full consideration. Complete applications should be received by May 8, 2020 in order to receive full consideration.