Employment opportunities

Faculty positions

You'll find UVic faculty postings on the faculty and librarian opportunities page.

1. Tenure-Track Position in Stochastic Differential Equations

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Stochastic Differential Equations, to commence July 1, 2019.

The University of Victoria provides an excellent and active research environment. As a member of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), UVic provides excellent opportunities for collaboration and postdoctoral support. The Department itself is highly active in research areas that intersect with Stochastic Differential Equations, especially with Partial Differential Equations, Fluid Mechanics, Probability and Statistics, Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Biology, and Climate Modeling, among others. The successful candidate will find a supportive, diverse, and intellectually challenging academic environment at the University of Victoria.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the Mathematical Sciences. The successful candidate will have a strong record of research in Stochastic Differential Equations or Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, with demonstrated potential for establishing an internationally recognized research program, as demonstrated for example by a solid publication record in highly ranked peer- reviewed journals, and will have the potential for synergy with existing research themes in the Department. The successful candidate will be expected to supervise graduate students and post- doctoral fellows, and will demonstrate excellence or potential for excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching so as to maintain and enhance the department’s high teaching standard.

Applications should be made through mathjobs.org. A complete application will include a cover letter detailing interest in, and experience pertaining to, the position; a research statement; a curriculum vitae; and a teaching dossier. Applicants should arrange for at least four letters of reference to be posted to MathJobs in support of their application. At least one letter should address teaching. Questions about this position are welcomed and can be addressed to the Chair of Mathematics and Statistics, Dr. Marcelo Laca (). The Department encourages applicants who have experienced career interruptions for parental or other types of leaves to apply.

Review of applications will begin January 3, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Victoria is located in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, at the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island. Founded in 1963, the University is ranked as one of the leading universities in Canada with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Victoria is one of the most scenic locales in Canada with a pleasant climate year round. Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement; Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

2. Assistant Teaching Professor

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position, leading to a continuing position, to commence July 1, 2019, or as soon as possible after that date. Successful applicants will be welcomed into a stimulating, collegial and culturally diverse department with an outstanding record in both research and teaching, and a University community that is strongly supportive of mathematical sciences training across a wide range of disciplines.

A Ph.D. in Mathematics or Statistics is preferred, although outstanding candidates holding a Master’s degree may be considered. Successful applicants will demonstrate a passion for teaching and will provide documented evidence of excellence in the delivery of mathematical sciences courses at the first- and second-year level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide range of courses within the Department. Ability to teach introductory differential equations will be considered an extra asset. Successful applicants will be expected to teach and co-ordinate multi-section courses, to engage in curriculum development and scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), and to contribute through service to the Department and the University. Assistant Teaching Professors with a strong record in both teaching and SoTL may apply to become a tenured Teaching Professor after their eleventh year.

Information about the department, including descriptions of courses offered, can be found at its website:

www.uvic.ca/science/math-statistics/

Applications should be made through mathjobs.org, and should include: a cover letter detailing interest in and experience pertaining to the position; a curriculum vitae; a teaching dossier (or equivalent documentation) that outlines teaching experience, philosophy and effectiveness; and at least three letters of reference in support of the application. Questions about this position are welcomed and can be addressed to the Chair of Mathematics and Statistics, Dr. Marcelo Laca (). The Department encourages applicants who have experienced career interruptions for parental or other types of leaves to apply.

Review of applications will begin on January 3rd 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Victoria is located in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, at the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island. Founded in 1963, the University is ranked as one of the leading universities in Canada with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Victoria is one of the most scenic locales in Canada with a pleasant climate year round. Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement; Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Postdoctoral positions

1. PIMS Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria is seeking candidates for nomination for a Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting July 1, 2019. The field of research is open, but priority will be given to candidates whose research area aligns with current faculty expertise. The Fellowship is for one year and is normally renewable, contingent on satisfactory progress, for an additional year. The position is open to recent PhDs, or to graduate students who expect to receive a PhD by December 31, 2019.  

The Department has nearly 30 research faculty members covering many areas of mathematics and statistics. There are also over 50 graduate students split between PhD and Masters programs. Further information about the Department may be found at: https://www.uvic.ca/science/math-statistics/

Applications for the position should be made before November 15th on MathJobs and should include: (i) a CV; (ii) a research proposal; (iii) a cover letter naming a proposed research supervisor in the Department; (iv) three letters of reference, addressing the research potential of the applicant. This is a two-step process: the selected candidate(s) will be contacted by the potential research supervisor and will be invited to make an application to PIMS. Such an application must be supported by a UVic Faculty member. The salary will be at least 50,000 CAD annually depending on experience. Details of the PIMS post-doctoral program can be found at http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific/postdoctoral

2. Postdoctoral Researcher in Dynamical systems, Fluid Dynamics or other nonlinear PDEs, Convex optimization

Dr. David Goluskin seeks to hire one Postdoctoral Researcher, who will develop and apply new methods for studying nonlinear ODEs and PDEs using tools of convex optimization. These tools include sum-of-squares polynomials, semidefinite programming, and other types of conic programming; they can be used to study a wide range of dynamical properties, such as averages, extrema, and stability. Computation is essential to the research, but analytical questions can be studied also. The methods will be applied to various differential equations of scientific interest, including fluid dynamical PDEs.

A PhD in mathematics or a closely related field is required by the start date. Applicants should have strong computational skills, as well as experience with one or two of the following topics:

Dynamical systems
Fluid dynamics or other nonlinear PDEs
Convex optimization

A start date between January and September 2019 is preferred. Appointment will be for one year and renewable for a second year, contingent on satisfactory performance. Salary is expected to be at least 50,000 CAD annually, depending on experience. Additional funds will be provided for academic travel. Salary and other resources can be increased through fellowships; please contact Dr. Goluskin (goluskin@uvic.ca) as soon as possible to pursue these options. Teaching is not required, but there are opportunities to teach one or two courses per year.

Please apply through MathJobs.org. Include a brief cover letter describing relevant experience, a CV that includes a publication list, a research statement, and three reference letters. Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis and will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Victoria is located in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, at the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island. Founded in 1963, the University is ranked as one of the leading universities in Canada with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has nearly 30 research faculty members and over 50 Masters and PhD students. Further information about the Department can be found at www.uvic.ca/science/math-statistics.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Staff and management positions

You'll find UVic staff and management job postings on UVic's hiring system.

Teaching assistant positions

We hire teaching assistants (TAs) three times a year usually in July, November and March. Our TAs teach tutorials, work as tutors in the Math & Stats Assistance Centre or they work as markers. If you would like to receive an application form next time we hire, or if you have any questions, please send an email to the Carol Anne Sargent at msadmin@uvic.ca. If you are a grad student in math or stats you will automatically receive an application form.