University of California, Santa Cruz, Mathematics Department

304 21575Position ID: UCSC-VAP_PAN [#21575]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor (Pan)
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Santa Cruz, California 95064, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2023/01/17 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/16, finished 2023/07/22, listed until 2023/06/30)
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Position title: Visiting Assistant Professor (Pan)
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.
Next review date: Tuesday, Jan 17, 2023 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 (UCSC) invites applications for a visiting assistant professor. The selected candidate will work under the direction of Assistant Professor Jiayin Pan (for research duties) and the Department Chair (for teaching and service duties). We are seeking a candidate with a demonstrated record of published research (including Ph.D. thesis) whose research interests align with those of Professor Pan; broadly, these include the following areas: Riemannian geometry and geometric analysis.

The selected candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs, conduct research in the above fields, and collaborate with Professor Pan, other faculty members, and graduate students. Research, teaching, and service expectations are typical for early-career faculty at a research university. Visiting Assistant Professors are eligible for a full suite of University of California benefits.

Applicants with expertise in Riemannian geometry and spaces with lower curvature bounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

UCSC 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.

Mathematics Department:

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in mathematics or closely related field. The degree requirement is expected to be completed no later than August 31, 2023.
  • Research experience in Riemannian geometry or geometric analysis.

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.
  • Summary 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.
  • 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*. 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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