Skip to main content

Mathematics: Algebra - Assistant Professor (initial review Nov. 14, 2023)

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor in the area of Algebra
Salary range: The proposed academic-year (9-month) salary range for this position is $98,300 - $110,600. A salary within this range will be offered to the successful candidate, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointee will be able to receive additional compensation during summer months using research funds, subject to campus policies. A 9-month salary higher than $110,600 can only be offered subject to exceptional approval by the Campus Provost / Executive Vice-Chancellor, and only in cases where a candidate has a competing offer in hand for a (9-month) salary that exceeds $110,600. A generous start-up package will be provided; we encourage negotiations on the start-up package during the offer process.
Percent time: Full-time, 100%
Anticipated start: July 1, 2024, with the academic year beginning in September 2024. Degree requirements must be met by June 30, 2024 for employment effective July 1, 2024.

Application Window

Open date: September 15, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Nov 14, 2023 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: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 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.

Position description

The Mathematics Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the area of Algebra. This field spans a broad spectrum of topics, including areas such as number theory, algebraic geometry, representation theory, group and Lie theory, and category and homotopy theory. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs through teaching and mentorship. Responsibilities will also include contributing to research, providing service to the department and university, and working with students, faculty, and staff from broad social and cultural backgrounds. We value colleagues who will collaborate within our department as well as build connections with scholars across campus.

UC Santa Cruz is distinguished by our high-impact scientific research, and we are committed to diversity, social justice, the environment, and educational opportunity. UCSC is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minoritized individuals who are underrepresented in higher education (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in promoting equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service consistent with our goal of building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

UCSC is committed to addressing the holistic needs of faculty. We also welcome applications from those who have had non-traditional career paths, who have taken time off for personal reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.

The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)

Mathematics Department:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • A PhD or equivalent foreign degree in mathematics or a closely related field. It is expected that the degree requirements will be completed by June 30, 2024.
  • Demonstrated record of research, teaching, and service.
  • Evidence of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, through research, teaching, and service.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which should include published papers, submitted manuscripts, posted preprints, proposals submitted and awarded, classes taught, students supervised/mentored, invited talks, awards, and other relevant signs of preparation and recognition.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing historically underrepresented groups in the United States and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service commensurate with training and experience. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on diversity statements (see before preparing their application.

  • Statement of Research - Statement that describes your most important achievements, your goals and vision for research, and the experience and qualifications that make you well-suited to achieve them.

  • Statement of Teaching - Statement that describes your formal teaching contributions (this can include classroom experience and other relevant supervision/mentorship/instruction), future teaching and mentoring goals, and a description of your teaching approach and practices.

  • AMS Cover Sheet

Reference requirements
  • 4-7 letters of reference required

Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation.* Four are required and a maximum of seven will be accepted. At least one letter must address teaching experience and ability. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

Apply link:

Help contact:

About UC Santa Cruz

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at (831) 459-4602.

UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.

The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

VISIT UC Santa Cruz:

Job location

Santa Cruz, California