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Tenured/Tenure-Track positions

The Department of Mathematics at Harvard University invites applications from individuals engaged in research in any field of mathematics, and committed to teaching, to be considered for two new academic positions. The appointments, to begin on July 1, 2019, will be made at the tenure-track or tenured level as appropriate: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor with tenure.
We value diversity among the faculty, are committed to building a diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.
Applicants should submit the following materials through (MathJobs.org).
  1. Application letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. List of publications
  4. Research statement
  5. Teaching statement
  6. For tenure-track applications: Three letters of recommendation. The application will not be considered complete until all 3 letters have been received.
Applications received by November 15, 2018 will receive full consideration, but the search committee will continue to consider applications until the positions are filled.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
For additional information, please contact: Pam Brentana, Harvard University, Department of Mathematics, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 495-2171; pbrentan@math.harvard.edu

Research Scientist

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Research Scientist for a Mathematics-Simons Collaboration on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation (multiple positions). To join an MIT-based team working under the direction of principal investigators Bjorn Poonen and Andrew Sutherland as part of a collaboration with PIs at Boston University, Harvard, Dartmouth, and Brown. Will be engaged in a combination of mathematical research and software development. Responsibilities include designing and implementing algorithms in arithmetic geometry and number theory and facilitating the integration of these algorithms into existing and future computer algebra systems; compiling and analyzing number-theoretic research datasets and integrating the results into existing and future platforms such as the L-functions and Modular Forms Database; coordinating with researchers across multiple institutions, both internal and external to the collaboration, working in areas relevant to the research agenda of the collaboration; assisting with training and development, e.g., running workshops or teaching courses on topics relevant to the collaboration and supervising student researchers; participating in monthly meetings and annual workshops run by the collaboration; and contributing to proceedings volumes to be published by the collaboration and disseminating research results through conference presentations and journal articles. The Simons Collaboration aims to accelerate research through the development of computational tools that realize recent theoretical advances in arithmetic geometry and number theory, and to exploit these tools to advance the research frontier in these fields. Required: Ph.D. in mathematics with a research background in number theory or arithmetic geometry; computer programming experience; familiarity with a computer algebra package, e.g., Magma, SageMath, or Pari/GP; and ability to work independently and as part of a team and to travel and present research results. Fluency in one or more programming language (Python, Julia, C/C++) a plus. This is a four-year position with the potential for a three year renewal, subject to funding approval.

Benjamin Peirce position in Mathematics

The Benjamin Peirce positions application process takes place through
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for jobs starting 2019/2020.
The department of Mathematics at Harvard University welcomes application for a Benjamin Peirce Fellowship. The appointment, which has the status equivalent to an Assistant Professor, is for three years. The position comes with a competitive starting salary for the nine-month academic year, which usually can be augmented by teaching at the Summer School or by working on a research contract, if funds are available. The teaching commitment is three half courses per year, including a one-term course on a subject of the fellow's choice, if desired. The Benjamin Peirce Fellows are expected to take part in the usual task of advising students. A Doctorate in Mathematics is required by the time the appointment begins. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is desired.
The Department values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Applications should be sent to: Benjamin Peirce Fellowship Hiring Committee, c/o Pamela Brentana, Department of Mathematics, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 and should include a letter of application, a CV, and teaching and research statements. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent to the Hiring Committee. However, we strongly encourage applicants to apply through MathJobs.org. Completed applications are due by December 1, 2018.

Preceptor position in Mathematics

The Preceptor position applications are listed also on
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for jobs starting 2019/2020.
The Department of Mathematics seeks applications for a Preceptor in Mathematics. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019. The Preceptor will be responsible for teaching two courses each semester as well as doing a substantial amount of administrative and mentoring work. Preceptors work side by side with senior faculty on teaching, developing, and supporting sections of entry-level courses through multivariable calculus and linear algebra. The position is for an initial appointment of three years and may exceptionally be renewed for another three years, contingent on performance, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean approval.
Basic Qualifications: The successful applicant should have an advanced degree in mathematics and a record of excellence in teaching introductory courses in undergraduate mathematics.
Additional Qualifications: Applicants should have a sophisticated understanding of undergraduate teaching, learning, and curricular issues. Successful candidates will have the experience necessary to teach and develop a broad range of service courses; we are especially interested in candidates with documented expertise in curriculum development and mentoring and training other teachers. Essential qualities include initiative, good judgment, and the ability to work well on a team.
Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through MathJobs. Priority will be given to applications received before November 15, 2018, but applications will be processed on a rolling basis with a deadline of December 1, 2018. If you are planning to attend the Joint Math Meetings, we encourage you to submit your application before the priority deadline.
  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Names and contact information of 3-5 references (3 letters must be submitted to complete your application)
  4. Teaching statement
  5. Teaching portfolio, which should include: - A sample lesson plan -- preferably on a calculus topic -- that highlights how you teach for conceptual understanding, along with a description of the goals for each portion of the lesson and notes on how the lesson could be implemented by another instructor. - Evidence of teaching success
Note: in later rounds of our hiring process, we will be interested in seeing a sample teaching video, preferably of an actual lesson.
The Department values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Contact Information: Pam Brentana, Harvard University, Mathematics Department, 1 Oxford. St., Cambridge, MA 02138; pbrentan@math.harvard.edu

Postdoctoral Positions in Mathematics

The Mathematics Department invites applications for Post Doctoral positions in Mathematics. Please send your CV and cover letter to mainoffice@math.harvard.edu

Lecturer in Mathematics

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Position Description: The Department of Mathematics seeks applications for a Lecturer in Mathematics. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019. Lecturers work side by side with other faculty on teaching, developing, and supporting courses in the department. Depending on departmental need, these courses may include sections of entry-level calculus courses through multivariable calculus and linear algebra, a non-sectioned course taught independently, and possibly a graduate level course. The teaching load will be two courses each semester.
The position is for one year.
Basic Qualifications: Doctorate in mathematics is ordinarily required by the time the appointment begins. The successful applicant should have experience teaching mathematics at the undergraduate level. Additional Qualifications: Applicants must have a strong background in advanced mathematics and a sophisticated understanding of undergraduate teaching, learning, and curricular issues generally. Essential qualities include initiative, good judgment, and the ability to work well on a team. Please document your success in the classroom and your organizational skills.
Special Instructions: Please submit the materials listed below through Mathjobs. Priority will be given to applications received before December 1, 2018 1. Cover letter 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Names and contact information of three to five references (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted) 4. Teaching Statement 5. Teaching Portfolio. (This might include a sample lesson, or assignment, or handout, and a link to a bit of videotaped teaching.)
The Department values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Contact Information: Pam Brentana, Harvard University, Mathematics Department, 1 Oxford. St., Cambridge, MA 02138; pbrentan@math.harvard.edu

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