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Faculty, Instructor and Fellowship positions beginning 2019

Application Deadline for all positions is December 1, 2018.

Applications for all positions will be accepted via mathjobs, which will open on 10/1/18, and should be complete by the deadlines to receive full consideration.

If a disability or other circumstance prevents you from applying online, please contact our HR Coordinator, Kimberli DeMayo (kdemayo@mit.edu), to arrange an accommodation.

Assistant Professor and Higher

Positions are available in Pure and Applied Mathematics 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 2019. 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 2018 are strongly preferred. Appointees will be expected to fulfill teaching duties and pursue their own research program. Position begins September 2019.

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.

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 by choosing the Research Instructorship option, which is a combination of full-time and half-time support over a period three academic years. After your initial year as a full-time NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, you will spend two academic years at half-time. In each of the half-time years the teaching load is reduced to three standard recitations. In addition, the Department may offer you one additional year as a full-time CLE Moore Instructor in your fourth year, after the completion of your NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship.

The Applied Mathematics 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.

As with the Moore instructorship, Applied Mathematics Instructors who are also the recipients of an NSF fellowship may combine their fellowship with their instructorship.

Digital Learning Fellow (Postdoctoral Associate)

Hiring Manager: Jennifer French (jfrench@mit.edu)
HR Coordinator: Kim DeMayo (kdemayo@mit.edu)

To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and sample of education work to Jennifer French (jfrench@mit.edu)

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 edX and MITx platforms.

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 and edX support services 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, 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 or MATLAB 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)

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.

The start date can be any time between September 1, 2018 and September 1, 2019. The end date will be August 31, 2021, with the potential for a three-year renewal beyond that date, subject to funding approval.


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