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Postdoctoral Associate

This position is one year postdoctoral associate appointment in the department of mathematics, open to promising research mathematicians with research interests in 3 and 4 manifold topology and knot theory. Successful applicants will also have demonstrated a commitment to high quality teaching and will have take an active role in serving and developing the mathematical communities. The position will carry a 1-1 teaching load and a 9 month salary of $75,000. The appointment start date is July 1, 2022 or as soon thereafter as possible. Successful candidates will have a PhD in Mathematics and research expertise in 3 and 4 manifold topology and knot theory.

Please apply via mathjobs.org with i) cover letter, ii) curriculum vitae, iii) research statement, iv) teaching statement, and v) three letters of reference, at least one of which addresses the applicant’s teaching and/or service.

Applications by candidates from groups underrepresented in the mathematical sciences are particularly encouraged. Applications submitted by December 1st will receive full consideration; applications which are submitted later may still be considered.

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, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

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 collaboration with PIs at U. of Minnesota, U. C. Santa Barbara, U. Cambridge, 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 with the possibility of extension to three years based on performance and availability of funding. Alternatively, it may possibly be combined and extended with a separate application for a teaching position at MIT. 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, 2021 to receive full consideration. However, we will still accept new applications until January 14, 2022. 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. 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 September 1, 2022 and the end date is August 31, 2023. The annual salary is $79,000. Hiring for this position is contingent upon funding.

Please apply via mathjobs.org

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, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

Research Scientist

Mathematics-Simons Collaboration on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation, 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 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. Please apply by January 14, 2022 to receive full consideration.

Please apply at mathjobs.org

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 languages (Python, Julia, C/C++) a plus.

Please apply with your cover letter, CV including publication list, and 3 reference letters. A research statement is recommended but not required.

The start date is September 1, 2022 (negotiable.) The anticipated end date will be August 31, 2024.

Hiring for this position is contingent upon the existence funding.

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, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

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, 2022. 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. He or she 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. He or she 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.

MITx Digital Learning Fellow Experience and Qualifications: *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 *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 (pending department/ODL agreements)

Please apply online at mathjobs.org by 2/28/2022.

The Department of Mathematics offers supportive mentorship, an exceptional environment for mathematical inquiry, and a strong commitment to an inclusive, welcoming culture. MIT is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

MIT is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.