The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) invites nominations of outstanding young researchers in the mathematical sciences for Postdoctoral Fellowships for the year 2014-2015. Candidates must be nominated by at least one scientist or by a Department (or Departments) affiliated with PIMS. The fellowships are intended to supplement support provided by the sponsor, and are tenable at any of the PIMS Canadian member universities: the University of Alberta, the University of British Columbia, the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Regina, the University of Saskatchewan, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria, as well as the PIMS affiliate, the University of Northern British Columbia.
Program Features: Nominees must have a Ph.D. or equivalent (or expect to receive a Ph.D. by December 31, 2014) and must be within three years of their Ph.D. at the time of the nomination (i.e., they should have received their Ph.D. on or after January 1, 2011). The fellowship may be taken up at any time between September 1, 2014 and January 1, 2015. The fellowship is for one year and is renewable, contingent on satisfactory progress, for at most one additional year. The amount of the PIMS award for 2014-15 will be $20,000 and the sponsor(s) is (are) required to provide additional funds to finance a minimum total stipend of $40,000. PIMS Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to participate in all PIMS activities related to the fellow's area of expertise and will be encouraged to spend time at more than one site. To ensure that PIMS Postdoctoral Fellows are able to participate fully in Institute activities, they may not teach more than two single-term courses per year.
Application Process: The PIMS PDF nomination/application process takes place entirely online, utilizing the MathJobs service provided by the American Mathematical Society. Having selected their nominees, sponsors direct them to apply online at mathjobs.org/jobs/PIMS. (Detailed instructions regarding all aspects of the MathJobs application procedure may be found in the online MathJobs user guides.) Please note that application is by nomination only; unsolicited applications will not be considered. Please note that all nominees, including those associated with PIMS Collaborative Research Groups should apply through MathJobs.
• Nominees should upload a list of publications, a curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests. Special justification statements should be included if the applicant plans to either (i) continue to work with his/her PhD advisor, or (ii) remain at their current institution.
• Nominees should arrange for two reference letters to be uploaded to MathJobs. Letters should be preferably from outside referees who are at arm’s length from the candidate and/or his/her PhD advisor.
• Sponsors must upload both their own reference letter and a separate statement of financial support that identifies the source of matching funds and the level of teaching required by the candidate in as much detail as possible. Vague or incomplete statements may influence the panel decision. Sponsors will receive instructions as to how to proceed via an email from MathJobs.
Selection Criteria: Rankings of candidates are made by the PIMS PDF Review Panel based on the following criteria:
• The scientific qualifications of the candidate;
• The fit between the research interests of the candidate and those of the sponsor;
• Adequacy of matching funds
• A maximum of teaching of 2 courses per year, (no extra consideration will be given for lower teaching loads.)
Deadlines: Complete applications must be uploaded to MathJobs by December 1, 2013. For further information, visit: http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific/postdoctoral or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.