Position overviewPosition title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Geometric Group Theory
Open date: October 7th, 2021
Last review date: Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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.
The Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position Postdoctoral Scholar in Geometric Group Theory who will work under the direction of Assistant Professor Kasia Jankiewicz.
We are seeking a candidate with a demonstrated record of published research (including Ph.D. thesis) whose research interests align with those of Professor Jankiewicz. Broadly, these include the following areas: geometric group theory and low dimensional topology. The selected candidate will conduct research in one or more of the above fields and will collaborate with Professor Jankiewicz, other faculty members, and graduate students.
Highly motivated candidates who possess strong communication skills and who work well both independently and collaboratively are strongly encouraged to apply.
Department of Mathematics: https://www.math.ucsc.edu
- Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in mathematics or related field. It is expected that the Ph.D. must be in hand by June 30, 2022, but no later than August 31, 2022.
- Research experience in one of the following areas: geometric group theory or low-dimensional topology.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include a list of publications.
Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
Statement of Research - Provide a statement of your research interestes that does not exceed ten pages.
Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing their application.
- 3-6 letters of reference required
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation*. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
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