Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University

Fellowship ID: SBUSCGP-POSTDOC [#12606]
Fellowship Title: RTG Postdoctoral Fellowship
Fellowship Location: Stony Brook, New York 11794-3636, United States [map]
Subject Area: Geometry,broadly construed
Application Deadline: 2018/12/15* (posted 2018/10/15, updated 2018/09/20, listed until 2018/12/15)
Fellowship Description:    

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North Shore. Our 1,000-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Suffolk County’s only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world-class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or Medical school departments.

Stony Brook University’s Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (SCGP), founded in 2009, is an endowed research center devoted to furthering fundamental knowledge in geometry and theoretical physics, especially knowledge at the interface of these two disciplines. The Mathematics Department was founded in 1958 and in recent years has been consistently ranked among the top twenty-five departments in the country. Particular strengths include differential and symplectic geometry, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, dynamics, complex analysis, and their applications to mathematical physics. The SCGP and the Mathematics Department are holding a joint "Research Training Group" (RTG) grant from the National Science Foundation, now in its third year, whose purpose is to improve the training of junior mathematicians in geometry (broadly construed). Postdoctoral Fellows will teach one course per semester in the Department of Mathematics, in addition to performing individual and collaborative research, and are expected to participate in the activities of the RTG program.

As part of this grant, the SCGP and the Mathematics Department will have several joint positions available for "RTG Postdoctoral Associates", with a starting date of September 1, 2019. These are three-year term appointments with an academic year salary of $65,000 and a $10,000 summer stipend. There is also an annual supplement of $5,000 in the first year, $3,000 each subsequent year, to be used for scientific travel, inviting visitors and other research related expenses. We seek candidates with an outstanding research potential in any area of geometry, broadly construed. Postdoctoral Fellows will teach one course per semester in the Department of Mathematics, in addition to performing individual and collaborative research, and are expected to participate in the activities of the RTG program.

Candidates for this position must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents, and must have received their doctoral degree on or after January 1, 2017, as per National Science Foundation regulations.

Applications should be received before 11:59 pm EST on December 15, 2018.

To apply, applicants should complete the American Mathematical Society’s application process online at www.mathjobs.org. The application process consists of: 1) AMS standard cover sheet, 2) cover letter, 3) CV, 4) publication list, 5) research statement, and 6) three reference letters. Electronic references are preferred, but the Center will accept letters only via postal mail to: The Appointments Committee, RTG Postdoctoral Fellows Search - Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 11794-3636.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are especially encouraged to apply.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
http://scgp.stonybrook.edu
 
** Please do not email any applications **

If you would like to mail in your application, please send it to:

C/O Melissa Wessler
408 Simons Center
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3636

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