McMaster University, Mathematics & Statistics

Position ID: McMaster-GEOAP [#12720]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor - Geometry
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: finished (2018/10/18, finished 2019/08/07)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Geometry. The expected starting date for this position is July 1, 2019.

We seek candidates with a PhD in Mathematics and a proven record of research excellence in Geometry. The priority area for this search is differential geometry/geometric analysis, though candidates working in other major areas of geometry are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will establish their own research program building on the current strengths of the department, will supervise graduate students and teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics currently has 33.5 full-time faculty members and a rolling average of approximately 100 graduate students and 15 postdoctoral fellows. The Geometry and Topology research group is recognized nationally and internationally for its excellence. In addition to the priority area for this search, current research interests of the group include algebraic geometry, symplectic geometry, gauge theory and geometric group theory. For more information, please see our website:

 McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer ground-breaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World.  The Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change.

Interested candidates must apply online at (Faculty Positions, Job ID 22951) or by using the MathJobs website (  A complete application should include a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy and practice, and a statement on equity and diversity. Applicants must also arrange for three or more letters of recommendation, with at least one of them reporting on the candidate's teaching abilities. Preferably these letters will be submitted through the MathJobs website, but alternatively candidates can arrange for the letters of recommendation to be sent directly to:

Dr. Matheus R. Grasselli, Chair
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4M2

Review of complete applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is expected to be July 1, 2019. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

McMaster University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff that reflects the diversity of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence and the Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community. Women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Gender diversity is being addressed at McMaster University through our policies and actions. One recent action in this area was the completion of a gender pay equity study and a resultant base salary adjustment applied to all female faculty members in July 2015. 

Faculty members at McMaster University enjoy numerous personal and professional benefits. University employees are offered an excellent benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, extended health care benefits, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel assistance, and a retirement plan. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty women and men who become parents or are needed to care for family members. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications MUST include one of the following statements in their application package.  Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement. 

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.

 Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) to communicate accommodation needs. 


Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
McMaster University
Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics
1280 Main Street West, HH 218
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1

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