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Faculty, Instructor and Fellowship positions beginning 2018

Application Deadline for all positions is December 1, 2017.

Applications for all positions will be accepted via mathjobs, which will open on 10/1/17, and should be complete by the deadlines to receive full consideration.

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Assistant Professor and Higher

Positions are available in Pure and Applied Mathematics, 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 2018. 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 2017 are strongly preferred. Appointees will be expected to fulfill teaching duties and pursue their own research program. Position begins September 2018.

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.

Research Scientist, Simons Collaboration on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation

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Job Description

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Mathematics-Simons Collaboration on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation (multiple positions), to join an MIT-based team working under the direction of principal investigators Bjorn Poonen and Andrew Sutherland as part of a collaboration with PIs at Boston University, Harvard, Dartmouth, and Brown. Will be engaged in a combination of mathematical research and software development. Responsibilities include designing and implementing algorithms in arithmetic geometry and number theory and facilitating the integration of these algorithms into existing and future computer algebra systems; compiling and analyzing number-theoretic research datasets and integrating the results into existing and future platforms such as the L-functions and Modular Forms Database; coordinating with researchers across multiple institutions, both internal and external to the collaboration, working in areas relevant to the research agenda of the collaboration; assisting with training and development, e.g., running workshops or teaching courses on topics relevant to the collaboration and supervising student researchers; participating in monthly meetings and annual workshops run by the collaboration; and contributing to proceedings volumes to be published by the collaboration and disseminating research results through conference presentations and journal articles.

The Simons Collaboration aims to accelerate research through the development of computational tools that realize recent theoretical advances in arithmetic geometry and number theory, and to exploit these tools to advance the research frontier in these fields.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in mathematics with a research background in number theory or arithmetic geometry; computer programming experience; familiarity with a computer algebra package, e.g., Magma, SageMath, or PARI/GP; and ability to work independently and as part of a team and to travel and present research results. Fluency in one or more programming language (Python, Julia, C/C++) a plus.

This is a four-year position with the potential for a three year renewal, subject to funding approval. The start date can be any time between September 1, 2017 and September 1, 2018.


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