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Tenure-Track Position in Mathematics

University of Pennsylvania


The Department of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvaniainvites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We are especially looking for mathematicians working on Geometry-Topology or Combinatorics.  Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Mathematics and conducting research in the field. 

We are a collaborative and interactive department. We pursue original investigations in Differential Geometry, Partial Differential Equations, Functional Analysis, Mathematical Physics, Algebraic Topology, Algebraic Geometry and Algebraic Number Theory, Combinatorics and Algorithms, Category Theory, Logic and its applications to Computer Science, and several other areas of current mathematical development. The Mathematics Department is housed within the School of Arts & Sciences, which is comprised of 28 academic departments, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate Division, and the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. Interdisciplinary research and collaboration are supported by the breadth and depth of academic pursuits at Penn as well as the proximity of resources on our contiguous green urban campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  We promote and encourage curiosity, intellectual engagement, and discovery among all our students and faculty.  University, School, and departmental resources that support our efforts include but are not limited to: the Offices of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Vice Provost for Research, PennGlobal, Wellness at Penn, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Penn Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, and Penn Human Resources. 

The department offers an undergraduate major that provides students an understanding of the modern discipline of mathematics.  More generally, we teach hundreds of undergraduate students and sixty grad students each year.  Our graduate students often go on to become postdocs and faculty in academic institutions, and to work as applied research mathematicians for government agencies, as industry scientists working in data analysis, and as researchers in biotech companies.  Our faculty also participate in cross-disciplinary undergraduate programs, such as computer science, physics, systems and mechanical engineering, and operations research and statistics in  the business school.

We seek candidates who share our strong commitment to research, teaching and mentoring, and to a scholarly community shaped by values of inclusive excellence.  The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community of students, scholars, researchers, and staff that reflects the diversity of our world. We nurture working and learning environments that are affirming, equitable, and inclusive. As a community, we are committed to thoughtful discussions and dynamic interactions as we strive for an environment where everyone is supported and valued. Please see our School’s Inclusion and Antiracism Initiatives to learn more about our active priorities:


Qualifications include:

       Strong research potential

       Capacity for teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and mentoring and supporting a diverse student body

       The ability to direct graduate/undergraduate research

       Candidates are required to have a PhD and expected to have some postdoctoral experience by the time of appointment, which is July 1, 2024.

       The successful candidate will be expected to

o   attract external funding

o   contribute actively to the mission of the department


Application instructions/Required documents:

       Please provide the following application materials to

o   CV 

o   Cover letter 

o   Personal statement(s): 

§  Research 

§  Teaching 

§  DEI

o   Publication list

o   3 reference letters from mathematicians familiar with your work

o   1 additional letter discussing your teaching experience and ability.

       Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.