Employment

Events Planner

Events planner, Mathematics, to plan, coordinate, and execute all department-wide events. Responsibilities include coordinating event operations, e.g., scheduling, vendor selection, registering attendees, and other event logistics; setting up daily tea and snack event for department academia; selecting appropriate caterer for events, negotiating rates, and developing menus; gathering information on dietary restrictions and ensuring that they are followed; designing and mailing invitations and tracking RSVPs; preparing, tracking, and following finance policies and procedures regarding purchasing and reimbursements, e.g., creating purchase orders, processing invoices and requisitions, travel reports, and requests for payments; facilitating budgeting; contract negotiations; creating contingency plans for potential problems; making guest list suggestions; supervising a team of onsite event contributors, including caterers, bartenders, photographers, audio visual technicians, and event support staff; designing themes, décor, and floor plans; entertainment and publicity coordination; making room and space reservations; researching new event venues, food and beverage trends, and other resources related to the industry; responding to and resolving inquiries from event attendees, escalating questions or issues as needed; and acting as alcohol liaison for department.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; two years’ relevant experience as an event coordinator or in a similar role; proficiency with Microsoft Office, e-mail, internet navigation, and event management software/tools; excellent problem-solving, organizational, time-management, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills; meticulous attention to accuracy and detail; and ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously, follow through on assignments, work as part of a team, and deliver high-quality events.

PREFERRED: knowledge of current industry trends and best practices, experience with MIT internal systems, and familiarity with design and/or publication software.

Work conditions: performing light lifting associated with event preparation, e.g., moving chairs and tables, or items weighing 10 to 20 lbs.; and traversing long distances or moving from site to site.

This position requires in-person attendance and the ability to work occasional flexible hours, including early mornings, evenings, and weekends as needed.

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Administrative Assistant 2

Mathematics-Academic Services (MAS), to support graduate and undergraduate programs and senior academic support staff. Graduate program support will include helping to manage information in GradApply, Grade20, and FileMaker; responding to prospective student questions; assisting with recruitment events; helping coordinate admit and offer letters; ensuring synchronization/coordination with FileMaker database and other repositories; helping with the move from GradApply to Slate for admissions and FileMaker to Quickbase for electronic records; tracking student progress against milestones and degree requirements and notifying students as necessary; organizing and recording teacher training (practice and microteaching) each term; and staffing a variety of annual events. Undergraduate program support will involve answering questions from prospective/current students; processing and monitoring change of majors and math minors; staying up-to-date on and explaining undergraduate education policy; helping organize and staff events; running CI-M lottery; providing support to students and other administrative staff; sharing responsibility for day-to-day MAS office operations; working with the department webmaster on keeping academic information on the website current; and working on special projects and other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; three years’ administrative, office, or related experience; ability to prioritize, juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, and work and problem-solve independently; attention to detail and accuracy; discretion with confidential material; initiative; excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; ability to work with a diverse group of people; interest in working with students and faculty in a busy team- and service-oriented environment; and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel and ability to learn new software as needed.

PREFERRED: bachelor’s degree and MIT or other university experience.

A hybrid schedule is possible for this position after a training period and dependent upon performance.

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Administrative Assistant 2

Administrative Assistant 2 Mathematics, to provide complex administrative faculty support for busy, designated faculty members and their supervisees and students. Will perform administrative duties (including scheduling and ordering food) for departmental talks, seminars, colloquiums, workshops, conferences, special events, and committees; arrange travel and itineraries for faculty, graduate students, and visitors; handle financial reimbursements and purchases for faculty, graduate students, and visitors; keep complex calendars; edit reports and prepare correspondence/documents; maintain reports and electronic filing systems, including undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral letters of recommendation; act as a proxy to faculty to submit letters; serve as a proxy for faculty members in the timely submission of recommendation letters; assist with administration of classes as necessary (i.e., make copies of course materials); deliver mail; create, edit, and finalize PowerPoint presentations or posters; update websites; troubleshoot problems; assist with department events and with headquarters administration as needed; and handle a variety of other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; at least three years’ administrative, office, or related experience; meticulous attention to detail; excellent problem-solving, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills; willingness to work on special projects; tact, discretion, and good judgment with sensitive/confidential information; advanced-level proficiency with Mac OS, Microsoft Office, web and graphic design software, email, and the internet; experience working in an academic environment with multiple supervisors; and ability to compose memos and correspondence, manage multiple competing priorities, meet deadlines despite frequent interruptions, anticipate needs and track work in progress, and work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team. PREFERRED: bachelor’s degree and experience with LaTeX and PowerPoint.

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C.L.E. Moore Instructor (in Pure Mathematics), Instructor (in Applied Mathematics or Statistics)

These positions, for September 2024, are open to mathematicians who show definite promise in research. Applicants with PhD’s after January 2023 are strongly preferred. Appointees will be expected to fulfill teaching duties and pursue their own research program. We request that applications and other materials, including (a) curriculum vitae, (b) research statement, (c) teaching statement, and (d) three letters of recommendation, be submitted online at www.mathjobs.org. It is highly recommended that one of the letters is written specifically to discuss your teaching abilities, experience and/or potential. Applications must be complete by December 1, 2023 to receive full consideration.

The Department of Mathematics offers supportive mentorship to junior faculty and instructors, an exceptional environment for mathematical inquiry, and a strong commitment to an inclusive, welcoming culture. MIT is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.

Application deadline: December 1, 2023.

Assistant Professor or higher

The Mathematics Department at MIT is seeking to fill positions in Pure and Applied Mathematics at the level of tenure-track Assistant Professor or higher beginning July 1, 2024 (for the 2024-2025 academic year, or as soon thereafter as possible). Appointments are based primarily on exceptional research qualifications. Appointees will be required to fulfill teaching duties and pursue their own research program. PhD in Mathematics or related field required by employment start date.

The Department of Mathematics offers supportive mentorship to junior faculty and instructors, an exceptional environment for mathematical inquiry, and a strong commitment to an inclusive, welcoming culture. MIT is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

We request that applications and other materials, including (a) curriculum vitae, (b) research statement, (c) a broader impact statement, and (d) three letters of recommendation be submitted online at www.mathjobs.org. The broader impact statement can cover any of the following topics: teaching and educational efforts, mentoring, and/or service to community. It is highly recommended that one of the letters is written specifically to discuss your teaching abilities, experience and/or potential. To receive full consideration, applications must be complete by December 1, 2023 otherwise.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check, including verifying any finding of misconduct (or pending investigation) from prior employers.

Postdoctoral Associate

This Postdoctoral Associate position is part of an MIT-based team working under the direction of Principal Investigator David Jerison as part of a Simons Foundation collaboration with PIs at U. of Minnesota, U. C. Santa Barbara, U. Cambridge, U. Geneva, ETH, Zurich, and several schools in Paris. The postdoctoral associate will be engaged in mathematical research and numerical experiments. This is a full time, one-year position. It may be combined and extended with a separate application for a teaching position at MIT or combined with a postdoctoral position elsewhere in the collaboration. Responsibilities include devising ways to determine the shape of eigenfunctions, eigenvalue distributions, the behavior of harmonic measure, and to study optimal partitioning problems; assisting with the design of algorithms for numerical experiments motivated by theoretical physics and physical experiments; 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 in training and development including running workshops or teaching minicourses on topics relevant to the collaboration and the supervision of student researchers; participating in monthly meetings and annual workshops run by the collaboration; disseminating research through conference presentations and journal articles. Applications must be complete by December 15, 2023 to receive full consideration. However, we will still accept new applications until January 15, 2024. If you have already applied for an Instructorship in the Department of Mathematics you do not need to re-submit your CV and reference letters. Instead, submit a cover letter specific to this position indicating that your other materials are already submitted for an instructorship be submitted online at www.mathjobs.org. You may also submit any additional materials or different reference letters that are relevant to this position.

The Simons Collaboration on Localization of Waves combines the efforts of mathematicians, numerical analysts, theoretical and experimental physicists to predict and control the behavior of waves in disordered media.

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in mathematics or physics with a research background in partial differential equations, probability, or variational problems; the ability to work independently and part of a team; the ability to travel and present research results. PREFERRED: Computer programming experience; familiarity with quantum physics.

The start date is flexible between July 1, 2024, and September 1, 2024, and the end date is no later than August 31, 2024. The annual salary is $85,000. Hiring for this position is contingent upon funding. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.

The Mathematics Department offers supportive mentorship to junior faculty, an exceptional environment for research, and a strong commitment to an inclusive, welcoming culture. MIT is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Application deadline: January 16, 2024

Digital Learning Fellow

Reporting to the Digital Learning Scientist in the Department of Mathematics, the MITx Digital Learning Fellow will work closely with Faculty to develop course curricula for residential and global modules leveraging the open edX, MITx Online, and Canvas platforms. The start date is July 1, 2024. This is a one year position with the possibility to renew twice. The availability of this role is contingent upon the existence of funding.

The MITx Digital Learning Fellow will work with educational staff to develop courses that include learning objectives, detailed content outlines, measurable outcomes, interactive activities, engaging video, and thoughtful discussion forums. They will run online courses, help faculty add online components to in-person courses, and help the department with online assessments including ASE diagnostic exams. They will assist in designing the assessments to test the efficacy of the content in these courses. The MITx Digital Learning Fellow will also assist in teaching courses in a blended context to students on campus as well as in a virtual context to students around the world. They will be responsible for developing and launching courses on time, on budget, and to MIT quality standards.

MITx Digital Learning Fellows report to a MITx Digital Learning Scientist and are expected to actively participate in the Digital Learning Lab Community of Practice and will attend regular cross-departmental DLL meetings. As needed the Digital Learning Fellow will work with MITx on any course development issues that arise during course development.

REQUIRED: *Advanced degree (Ph.D. or Graduate level) in field of applied math, math, mechanical engineering, computer science, physics or related field *Minimum of 2 years relevant teaching experience for college-level courses *Demonstrated experience as an instructional designer or course developer *Proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget *Demonstrated knowledge of best practices, current research, and innovations in digital teaching and learning in higher education *Strong project management, time management, and communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to work independently and with a team *The desire to learn new skills PREFERRED: *Proficiency with Python, Javascript, XML, CSS, and LaTeX *Experience creating plots and 3D interactive images in Mathematica, MATLAB, or python preferred *Experience using Adobe tools and video editing software (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere) a plus *This is for a one-year appointment conditional on performance and available funding (pending department/ODL agreements) We request that applications and other materials, including (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) two letters of recommendation, be submitted online at www.mathjobs.org. The deadline to apply to this position is 2/29/2024.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.