Faculty, Instructor and Fellowship positions beginning 2014
Application Deadline for all positions is December 1, 2013.
Applications for the Schramm Fellowship will be read during the first week of December to schedule interviews in mid December, so it is especially important that these are fully complete by December 1, including all letters of recommendation.
Applications for all positions will be accepted via mathjobs. We also accept applications and recommendations either as PDF attachments sent to email@example.com, or as paper copies mailed to:
Mathematics Search Committee
Room E17-415, Department of Mathematics
MIT, 77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307.
Applications should be complete by the deadlines to receive full consideration.
Assistant Professor and Higher
Positions are available in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Probability at the level of Assistant Professor or higher. Appointments are based primarily on exceptional research qualifications. Appointees will be expected to fulfill teaching duties and pursue their own research program. Position begins September 2014. PhD required by employment start date.
C.L.E. Moore Instructor (in Pure Mathematics)
Instructor (in Applied Mathematics or Statistics)
These positions are open to mathematicians who show definite promise in research. Applicants with PhDs after January 2013 are strongly preferred. Appointees will be expected to fulfill teaching duties and pursue their own research program. Position begins September 2014.
The CLE Moore Instructor position is a full-time, three-year position. The position normally carries a teaching load of four standard recitations each academic year. A standard recitation meets twice weekly for one hour. Depending on the Department's teaching needs, Instructors may teach a course counting as two recitations.
Instructors may take a one-year unpaid, benefits-ineligible leave of absence during the three-year term of the Moore appointment. However, the appointment may not be extended beyond the original three-year term.
American citizens and permanent residents are eligible (and encouraged) to apply for an NSF postdoctoral fellowship. The Moore Instructor position may be combined with an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in several ways. Two possibilities are:
- spreading one year of the NSF fellowship over a two-year period by combining it with a half-time appointment as a Moore Instructor. In each of these years the teaching load is reduced to 3 standard recitations
- taking the second year of the NSF fellowship at MIT after the Moore instructor appointment ends
The Applied Mathematics Instructor position is a full-time, two-year position. The position normally carries a teaching load of four standard recitations each academic year. A standard recitation meets twice weekly for one hour. Depending on the Department's teaching needs, Instructors may teach a course counting as two recitations.
Instructors may take a one-year unpaid, benefits-ineligible leave of absence during the two-year term of the Applied Math Instructor appointment. In some cases, the appointment may be extended for a third year beyond the original two-year term. As with the Moore instructorship, Applied Mathematics Instructors who are also the recipients of an NSF fellowship may combine their fellowship with their instructorship.
Schramm Postdoctoral Fellowship
This three-year position is open to promising mathematicians who do research in probability, discrete mathematics, or theoretical computer science, broadly interpreted. Appointees will spend the first academic year (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015) at the Microsoft Research New England office in Cambridge (next to the MIT campus) pursuing mathematical research in their field of study. The following two years (summer 2015 through summer 2017) will be spent at MIT, with approximately one day per week at Microsoft Research. During the years at MIT, appointees will be expected to fulfill teaching duties and pursue their own research program. Applicants must have received a PhD no earlier than 2011, and recent PhDs may be preferred. Applications will be evaluated by both MIT faculty and Microsoft Research employees in late November and early December, and finalists will be invited to visit Cambridge to interview in mid-December, with expenses paid. Applicants may indicate an interest in being considered for the Schramm Postdoctoral Fellowship in their application for the Instructorship position.
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