Job Opportunities

The University of Chicago Department of Mathematics invites applications for the following positions:

L.E. Dickson Instructor

The University of Chicago Department of Mathematics invites applications for the position of L.E. Dickson Instructor. This is open to mathematicians who have recently completed or will soon complete a doctorate in mathematics or a closely related field, and whose work shows remarkable promise in mathematical research. The initial appointment is for a term of up to three years. The teaching obligation is generally four one-quarter courses per year. If you are two or more years post Ph.D., we encourage you to apply for our Assistant Professor position as well at https://apply.interfolio.com/66365.

Complete applications consist of (a) a cover letter, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) three or more letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability, (d) a description of previous research and plans for future mathematical research and (e) a teaching statement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include additional information related to their teaching experience, such as evaluations from courses previously taught, as well as an AMS cover sheet. If you have applied for an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, please include that information in your application, and let us know how you plan to use it if awarded. Applications must be submitted online through https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/14210. Questions may be directed to apptsec@math.uchicago.edu. We will begin screening applications on November 1, 2019. Screening will continue until all available positions are filled.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.


Assistant Professor

The University of Chicago Department of Mathematics invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor.  Successful candidates are typically two to four years past the Ph.D. These positions are intended for mathematicians whose work has been of outstandingly high caliber. Appointees are expected to have the potential to become leading figures in their fields.  The appointment is generally for three years, with the possibility for renewal. The teaching obligation is up to three one-quarter courses per year.

Complete applications consist of (a) a cover letter, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) three or more letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability, (d) a description of previous research and plans for future mathematical research and (e) a teaching statement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include additional information related to their teaching experience, such as evaluations from courses previously taught, as well as an AMS cover sheet. If you have applied for an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, please include that information in your application, and let us know how you plan to use it if awarded. Applications must be submitted online through https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/14211. Questions may be directed to apptsec@math.uchicago.edu. We will begin screening applications on November 1, 2019. Screening will continue until all available positions are filled.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Who Was L.E. Dickson?

Leonard Eugene Dickson (1874-1957) received the first doctorate in Mathematics awarded by the University of Chicago, in 1896, and taught here from 1900 until his retirement in 1939. Dickson was a towering mathematician and extraordinary teacher. He directed more than fifty dissertations and wrote 270 papers and 18 books. His original research contributions made him a leading figure in the development of modern algebra.