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Harvard University Professor of Mathematics in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Professor of Mathematics

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Mathematics/Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications

Position Description

Harvard University Department of Mathematics and the Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications ( CMSA ) seeks to appoint a tenured professor to serve as Director for the CMSA . The CMSA is the main component of broad scientific outreach for Mathematics at Harvard. We seek candidates with significant accomplishments in mathematics and a record of experience with the interaction between pure mathematics and its applications in science and engineering. The faculty appointment will reside in the Department of Mathematics.

In addition to directing the CMSA , successful candidates will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and engage in an innovative research program.

Applicants should submit the following materials:

  1. Brief letter explaining the candidate’s interest in applying for the position

    1. A brief vision statement for the future of the CMSA

    2. Curriculum vitae

    3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)

    4. Research statement

    5. List of publications

    6. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.

    Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a doctorate

Additional Qualifications

We are looking for established scientific leaders that exhibit the skills needed to run an independent research center. In addition, a demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and research is desired. Candidates should also evince intellectual leadership and impact on their field and potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community.

Special Instructions

Candidates are expected to contribute to Harvard’s institutional values and commitments to diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

Contact Information

Irene Minder

Harvard University

Mathematics Department

1 Oxford st, 329 Science Center

Cambridge, MA 02138

(617) 495-2170

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Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

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