University of California, Santa Cruz, Mathematics Department

Position ID: UCSC-ASSPROF [#16349, JPF00943-21]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Analysis/Geometry/Topology/Dynamical Systems
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Santa Cruz, California 95064, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Analysis/Geometry/Topology/Dynamical Systems
Application Deadline: 2020/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/09/28, listed until 2021/03/28)
Position Description:    

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT Assistant Professor in Analysis/Geometry/Topology/Dynamical Systems

The Mathematics Department ( at the University of California (UC), Santa Cruz invites applications for a position in Analysis/Geometry/Topology/Dynamical Systems at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs, teach, mentor and advise students at the graduate and undergraduate level individually and in the classroom, and undertake service obligations for the department and campus consistent with a ladder-rank faculty member. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to research and professional leadership, and must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We welcome candidates who have engaged in teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. These can take a variety of forms such as, but not limited to, effective pedagogical strategies used for the educational advancement of students in underrepresented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of access and equal opportunity in education; and participation in activities that support the recruitment, retention, and success of scholars and students. We seek colleagues who will interact and collaborate with faculty from our Department as well as build connections with researchers in other STEM departments on campus such as Physics or Applied Mathematics.

UC Santa Cruz values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty who share these values. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family students. To be considered, candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and describe their experience and future plans to promote equity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring, and professional activities. Activities promoting equity and inclusion at UC Santa Cruz will be recognized as important university service during the faculty promotion process.

ACADEMIC TITLE Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS A PhD or equivalent foreign degree in mathematics or a closely related field, degree requirements expected to be completed no later than June 30, 2021; demonstrated record of research and teaching.

POSITION AVAILABLE July 1, 2021, with academic year beginning September 2021. Degree requirements must be completed by June 30, 2021 for employment beyond that date. Position availability is contingent on budgetary authorization.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UC Santa Cruz Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs. APPLY AT Please refer to Position # JPF00943-21 in all correspondence.


▪ Cover letter that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required)

▪ Curriculum vitae (required)

▪ 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 research, teaching, and service.* Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements before preparing their application:

▪ Statement of Research (required)*

▪ Statement of Teaching (required)

*Initial applicant screens will focus only on these elements – Research Statement and the Contributions to Diversity Equity and Inclusion Statement. Please review the guidelines on the elements of a good diversity statement and the search committee’s rubric for assessing diversity statements also found here: (

Reference Requirement Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation (a minimum of 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 UC Santa Cruz’s confidentiality statement at

RECRUITMENT PERIOD Full consideration will be given to applications completed by December 1, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

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 VISIT THE UCSC WEB SITE AT 9.17.20

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