University of California, Santa Cruz, Mathematics Department

Position ID: UCSC-POSTDOC [#18548]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Geometric Group Theory
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Santa Cruz, California 95064, United States [map]
Subject Area: Geometric Group Theory
Application Deadline: 2021/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/08, finished 2022/06/04, listed until 2022/04/08)
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Postdoctoral Scholar in Geometric Group Theory

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Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Geometric Group Theory

Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum annual salary rates are made based on the individual’s Experience Level, which is determined by the number of months of postdoctoral service at any institution. See current salary scale for Postdoctoral Titles at

Percent time: Full-time (100%)

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022. It is expected that the PhD must be in hand by June 30, 2022, but no later than August 31, 2022.

Position duration: Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are full-time; the initial appointment is for a minimum of one year, with the possibility of reappointment. Reappointment will be contingent upon positive performance review and availability of funding. The total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at any institution. Under limited circumstances, an exception to this limit may be considered, not to exceed a sixth year.


Open date: October 7th, 2021

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

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.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • 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.


Document requirements

  • 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 interests 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 before preparing their application.

Reference requirements

  • 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.

*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

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