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IPAM Postdoctoral Scholars

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 28th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Jan 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

Pending availability of funds, the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA is seeking to recruit up to three Simons Postdoctoral Scholars (SPD) funded by the Simons Foundation. The appointment will be for one calendar year, beginning August 1, 2021 and carry a salary of up to $85,000 annually. In exceptional circumstances, the appointment may be extended for a second year by mutual agreement.

During the 2021-22 academic year, IPAM will host two long programs: Mathematical and Computational Challenges in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy and Advancing Quantum Mechanics with Mathematics and Statistics. A successful SPD candidate will pursue a robust program of mathematical research that connects with at least one of these programs. SPD candidates are expected to stay in residence at IPAM for the academic year. They will be supervised by members of the IPAM directorate, or other UCLA faculty.

A PhD in Mathematics, Statistics or a related field received in May 2016 or later is required. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted online at UCLA recruitment site: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05895. Applications should include a CV, a research statement addressing in particular connections with IPAM programs, a statement on contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), and at least three letters of recommendation. All applicants should indicate the AMS Subject Classification that most accurately represents their research area. Applications will receive fullest consideration if received by January 1, 2021. Questions about the position/application may be sent to ipam@ucla.edu.

More Information about IPAM:

IPAM is an NSF mathematics institute whose principal objective is to encourage cross-fertilization between pure and applied mathematics and other scientific disciplines. IPAM provides a scientific environment where new collaborations can begin and to create active working research groups centered on the topic of the program.

IPAM offers two long programs per year, plus several shorter programs throughout the year. Each long program has significant participation from math and other disciplines, or from multiple fields within mathematics, and consists of tutorials, workshops and a culminating retreat off-campus. IPAM also sponsors a summer undergraduate industrial research program and a one to three-week summer school. Further information on IPAM can be found at http://www.ipam.ucla.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Job location

Los Angeles, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate‚Äôs past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-6 letters of reference required