University of Virginia, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: UVa-RAL2024 [#23502]
Position Title: RTG Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Charlottesville, Virginia 22904, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Topology and geometry
Application Deadline: 2023/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/13, listed until 2024/08/13)
Position Description:    

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, invites applications for one RTG (Research Training Group) postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer position, in the fields of geometry and topology. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct their own research, under supervision of a faculty mentor, and teach two courses per year. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2024, with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2024.

Qualifications: Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in Mathematics or in a closely related field and must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Applicants must present evidence of outstanding accomplishments and promise in both research and teaching. Because of NSF rules, the position is restricted to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents. In addition to teaching one course per semester during the academic year, RTG Postdoctoral Research Associates will assist in supervision of a summer undergraduate research program for one or two summers during their appointment. All candidates whose research interests complement the strengths of the department's geometry/topology faculty will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who have received their Ph.D. within the last three years.

Application Process: Please apply at and also submit an application online at A complete application must include the following documents: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, a publication list, a description of research, and a statement about teaching interests and experience. At least four letters of recommendation, of which one must support the applicant's effectiveness as a teacher, must be submitted through The cover letter should briefly address (1) Areas of research interest; (2) Aims of future research; (3) Potential Collaborations/Projects at UVa; and (4) Teaching experience.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2023; however, the position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require an Education Verification (FSAKA).

All positions carry an initial appointment of one year, renewable for two additional years, contingent on performance.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

A competitive salary and benefits package is offered at University of Virginia. For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see and

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
PO Box 400137
Department of Mathematics
Kerchof Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4137