University of California, Santa Cruz, Mathematics Department

304 20972Position ID: UCSC-VAP [#20972, JPF01396]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Santa Cruz, California 95064, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2022/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/10/05, listed until 2023/06/30)
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Position title: Visiting Assistant Professor in Mathematics
Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Percent time: Full-time (100%)
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023, with fall quarter beginning September 2023. Appointments are contingent upon availability of funding. Degree requirement must be completed by August 31, 2023 for employment effective September 1, 2023 and beyond.
Position duration: Initial appointment will be full-time for two years. Reappointment for a third year is expected, but is contingent upon availability of funding and an assessment of performance after the second year.
Open date: September 30, 2022
Next review date: Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 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 Mathematics Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz expects to hire a visiting assistant professor, subject to availability of funding. Under the direction of the Mathematics Department Chair, the visiting assistant professor will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs and the research activity of the department. Research, teaching, and service expectations are typical for early-career faculty at a research university and are on par with the department’s permanent assistant professors. Visiting assistant professors are eligible for a full suite of University of California benefits.

Preference will be given to candidates whose field of research aligns well with the department’s research activities. Current areas of research can be found at Visiting assistant professors are matched with a mentor from our permanent faculty for career and research guidance.

UC Santa Cruz has a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students. We are a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minoritized individuals who are underrepresented in higher education. Candidates with backgrounds in promoting equity and diversity through teaching, mentoring, research, service, or life experiences are encouraged to apply.

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 Mathematics Department:

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • PhD (or equivalent foreign degree) in mathematics or closely related field. The degree requirement must be completed by August 31, 2023.
  • Evidence of research accomplishments, and experience teaching college-level mathematics.

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
  • 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 before preparing their application.
  • Statement of Research - Describe your most important research achievements so far, and your vision for how your research will continue for the next few years. Describe how you see yourself accomplishing these goals.
  • Statement of Teaching Experience - Describe your teaching experience and contributions, broadly construed to include the classroom, mentorship, training, outreach, and more. Describe your practices and goals with specific examples, especially with respect to using inclusive and effective practices in teaching.

Reference requirements
3-6 letters of reference required
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation*. 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

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 condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements. Additional information and resources for compliance are located on the campus COVID-19 Vaccines webpage.


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