University of Texas at Austin, Mathematics

Position ID: UTAustin-POSTDOC2 [#18568]
Position Title: Instructor
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Austin, Texas 78712, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2021/12/06 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/11, finished 2022/06/11, listed until 2022/03/29)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship supervised by Professor Dan Freed as part of the Simons Collaboration on Global Categorical Symmetries. This is a joint physics and mathematics research program focused on the interplay between quantum field theory, topology, higher category theory and representation theory. Expected openings for Fall 2022. We are interested in candidates who will contribute diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service.

Further information about the Collaboration and its research activities can be found at . The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to make extended visits to other collaboration sites, to contribute to joint research activities, and to participate in collaboration workshops and summer schools.

Candidates are expected to show outstanding promise in research relevant to the Collaboration themes. The terms of appointment will be similar to the NSF postdoctoral fellowship, with the option of either two years of full-time research, or, subject to institutional approval, one year of full-time research and two years with a reduced teaching load of one course per semester. The annual salary for the position will be $68,000.

Applications must be submitted online via mathjobs. Finalists for the position may have their files reviewed jointly by the Collaboration PI’s. To ensure full consideration, applicants should also record their basic information at .

Applications will be considered on a continuing basis with priority given to complete applications received by December 6, 2021.

Applications should be supported by four or more letters of recommendation, at least one of which speaks to the applicant’s teaching credentials. The screening of applications will begin on December 6, 2021.

A background check will be conducted on the applicant selected. The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
The University of Texas at Austin,
1 University Station, C1200
Austin, TX 78712