University of British Columbia, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: UBC-ASPMI19 [#12789]
Position Title: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mathematics of Information
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada [map]
Application Deadline: 2018/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2018/10/10, finished 2019/04/05)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The Mathematics Department at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) seeks outstanding
candidates for one tenure-track position, subject to funding, at the Assistant Professor level,
with a starting date of 01 July 2019. A PhD or equivalent in mathematics or a related
discipline is required; postdoctoral experience is normally expected.

The successful applicant will have outstanding mathematical talent, demonstrated through
publications in top-ranked Mathematics journals, high-impact presentations at major
conferences, prizes, the research statement accompanying the application, and strong
endorsements from respected referees.

Evidence of high achievement and excellent potential in teaching is also required.

The priority research area is Mathematics of Information. Particular areas of interest include,
but are not limited to, learning theory, mathematical signal processing, high-dimensional data
analysis, and related fields. Exceptional candidates from existing or emerging areas of
research excellence in the department may also be considered. Appointment at a higher rank may
be considered for an applicant with exceptional qualifications. Joint appointments with other
UBC departments may be possible.

The position entails developing and maintaining an innovative, externally funded research
program in an area of interest to current faculty, teaching effectively at the undergraduate
and graduate levels, supervising graduate students, interacting with related groups in the
Department, and supporting the Department's academic mission through service. The salary will
be commensurate with experience and research record.

Applications must be submitted through the AMS MathJobs website,

Required elements of a complete application include a current CV including a list of
publications, a research statement, statements on teaching (preferably supported with teaching
evaluations) and diversity (see below), and four signed letters of reference (dated, on
letterhead, with at least one addressing the applicant's teaching) submitted directly by the
referees. To receive full consideration, completed applications should be received by 30
November 2018.

The Department is an international leader, with over 60 faculty members in a wide variety of
fields. It has strong connections with the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
(PIMS), the Banff International Research Station (BIRS), and the UBC Institute of Applied
Mathematics (IAM). For more information see

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community
fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage
applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under
the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or
status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

UBC's strategic plan identifies inclusion as one of our key priorities. We welcome colleagues
with the experiences and competencies that can contribute to our principles of inclusion,
equity, and diversity throughout campus life. In your application, please include a brief
statement describing your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions
to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus or within your discipline.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of
Canada will be given priority.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
UBC Mathematics Department
1984 Mathematics Road
V6T 1Z2

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