University of California, Santa Cruz, Mathematics Department

304 23082Position ID: UCSC-ASSTPROF [#23082, JPF01615]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Algebra
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Santa Cruz, California 95064, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Algebra
Application Deadline: 2023/11/14 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/15, listed until 2024/06/30)
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The Mathematics Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the area of Algebra. This field spans a broad spectrum of topics, including areas such as number theory, algebraic geometry, representation theory, group and Lie theory, and category and homotopy theory. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs through teaching and mentorship. Responsibilities will also include contributing to research, providing service to the department and university, and working with students, faculty, and staff from broad social and cultural backgrounds. We value colleagues who will collaborate within our department as well as build connections with scholars across campus.

UC Santa Cruz is distinguished by our high-impact scientific research, and we are committed to diversity, social justice, the environment, and educational opportunity. UCSC is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minoritized individuals who are underrepresented in higher education (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in promoting equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service consistent with our goal of building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

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 chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • A PhD or equivalent foreign degree in mathematics or a closely related field. It is expected that the degree requirements will be completed by June 30, 2024.
  • Demonstrated record of research, teaching, and service.
  • Evidence of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, through research, teaching, and service.


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which should include published papers, submitted manuscripts, posted preprints, proposals submitted and awarded, classes taught, students supervised/mentored, invited talks, awards, and other relevant signs of preparation and recognition.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing historically underrepresented groups in the United States and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service commensurate with training and experience. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on diversity statements (see before preparing their application.
  • Statement of Research - Statement that describes your most important achievements, your goals and vision for research, and the experience and qualifications that make you well-suited to achieve them.
  • Statement of Teaching - Statement that describes your formal teaching contributions (this can include classroom experience and other relevant supervision/mentorship/instruction), future teaching and mentoring goals, and a description of your teaching approach and practices.
  • AMS Cover Sheet
Reference requirements
  • 4-7 letters of reference required
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation.* 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 UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

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Contact: Kathryn Baldwin
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University of California
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
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