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Kennedy Chair in Mathematical Biology

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria invites applications for the Gilbert and Betty Kennedy Chair in Mathematical Biology. The selected candidate will hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in the Faculty of Science. 

This is an endowed position intended for an outstanding, high-impact researcher who will, together with our existing mathematical biology group, establish a world-leading centre for research in this field. The underlying academic appointment is expected to be at the Professor level, although exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level may be considered. 

We are particularly interested in applicants whose area of research is in mathematical ecology, evolutionary biology, regulatory networks, epidemiology and immunology; however, applications from candidates in all areas of Mathematical Biology are welcome. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021. 

The Gilbert and Betty Kennedy Chair is in place for a seven-year term and is renewable for additional seven-year terms based on performance as assessed by the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and on a positive recommendation from the Dean of the Faculty of Science. 

The University of Victoria (UVic) is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

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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 of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria is focused on excellence in research and teaching. It is staffed by award winning teaching stream and research stream faculty. The department is ranked among the top mathematics and statistics departments in the nation and in the world. We offer major and honour’s programmes in mathematics and statistics as well as joint degrees with various disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, and economics.  There is a strong graduate programme offering master’s and PhD degrees in each of its four highly-intersecting research areas: Applied Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, and Statistics. There are at least five regular seminars around these sub-disciplines, and a department colloquium series.

The Department is committed to collegiality and equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) values, both in its leadership and administrative functions and in the classroom. There is a very active EDI Committee comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. In addition to its informational role for faculty, staff and students, the EDI Committee advises the Chair and helps assure that EDI matters are prominent.

The Department is very active in research areas within or intersecting with Math Biology, including epidemiology, biological networks, biostatistics, statistical ecology, climate modelling, differential equations (ODEs and PDEs), dynamical systems, graph theory, optimization, scientific computing, and probability theory. The successful candidate will find a supportive, diverse, and intellectually stimulating academic environment at the University of Victoria. The department anticipates advertising a junior position in the general area of Mathematical Biology and PDEs, and the successful candidate will play a central role in this future hire.

As chair holder, the successful candidate is expected to maintain a world-class research program, to continue supervising graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics and statistics.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the Mathematical or Biological Sciences. The successful candidate must have at least five years of experience post-Ph.D. as an independent researcher, with outstanding contributions and a world-wide impact in their research field; a well-developed research plan for at least five years, at the cutting edge of their field, commensurate with highly successful research grants; a well-established record of outstanding research outcomes in Mathematical Biology;  an internationally recognized research program, as demonstrated for example by an excellent publication record in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals and high-profile invited talks; and the potential for synergy with existing research themes in the Department.

The successful candidate must have a suitable academic background and experience to teach applied mathematics courses offered by the department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. As chair holder, the successful candidate must have a superior record of attracting and supervising graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and must demonstrate excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring. The successful candidate must demonstrate a capacity to work collaboratively with all members of the Department and with the university community as a whole and to uphold the Department’s values of collegiality and EDI.

We strongly encourage applications from women and other groups underrepresented in the mathematical sciences. A documented record of improving the participation of underrepresented groups in the mathematical sciences and an articulated plan to continue such activities will be considered an asset.

Applications should be made through Mathjobs.org. You are asked to upload your C.V. and other personal information to this service, which is provided for the convenience of you and your referees. The service stores data on servers located outside of Canada; the data is therefore not in the custody or under the control of the University of Victoria. You may wish to review the privacy statement on https:academicjobsonline.org.  If you do not wish to use this service, please submit your complete application package to mschair@uvic.ca.

A complete application will include a cover letter detailing interest in and experience pertaining to the position; a research statement; a statement of diversity knowledge, experience and skills; 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 and mentoring. Questions about this position are welcomed and can be addressed to the Chair of Mathematics and Statistics at mschair@uvic.ca.  

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Review of applications is expected to begin January 4, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

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).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. 


 

 

LIMITED-TERM ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria, invites applications for a limited-term Assistant Teaching Professor position to commence December 1, 2020, or as soon as possible after that date. This is a full-time teaching appointment for 9 months only. Junior mathematicians and statisticians who want to further their teaching experience are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates must hold a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Mathematics or Statistics, and must have experience teaching at least six university Mathematics and / or Statistics classes in more than one subject area. 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, in the form of teaching evaluations and supporting letters. Demonstrated ability to teach a wide range of Mathematics and Statistics courses will be considered an asset. Successful applicants will be expected to teach and co-ordinate multi- section courses in mathematics and statistics such as calculus and introductory statistics, and to contribute through service to the Department and University.

Information about the department, including descriptions of courses offered, can be found at its website: https://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 at mschair@uvic.ca. The Department encourages applicants who have experienced career interruptions for parental or other types of leaves to apply.

Review of applications will begin on November 12, 2020, 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).

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. More information on our equity statement can be found at: https://www.uvic.ca/equity/employment-equity/statement/

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

 

Postdoctoral positions

 

PIMS Postdoctoral Fellowships (BY NOMINATION ONLY)

The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) invites nominations of outstanding young researchers in the mathematical sciences for postdoctoral fellowships for the year 2021-2022. Candidates must be nominated by a scientist or department affiliated with PIMS. The fellowships are intended to supplement support provided by the sponsor, and are tenable at any of the PIMS Canadian member universities: the University of Alberta, the University of British Columbia, the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Manitoba, the University of Regina, the University of Saskatchewan, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria.

Program Features

Nominees must have a PhD or equivalent (or expect to receive a PhD by December 31, 2021). Applicants and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that any institutional requirements at the sponsoring institution are also met. The fellowship may be taken up at any time between September 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022. The fellowship is for one year and is renewable, contingent on satisfactory progress, for at most one additional year. The amount of the PIMS award is typically $25,000 and the sponsor(s) is (are) required to provide additional funds to finance a minimum total stipend of $50,000 per year. PIMS Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to participate in all PIMS activities related to the fellow's area of expertise and will be encouraged to spend time at more than one site. To ensure that PIMS Postdoctoral Fellows are able to participate fully in Institute activities, they may not teach more than two single-term courses per year.

Application Process

The PIMS PDF nomination/application process takes place entirely online, utilizing the MathJobs service provided by the American Mathematical Society. Please note that application is by nomination only; unsolicited applications will not be considered. Having selected their nominees, sponsors direct them to apply online at mathjobs.org/jobs/PIMS. (Detailed instructions regarding all aspects of the MathJobs application procedure may be found in the online MathJobs user guides.) Also note that all nominees, including those associated with PIMS Collaborative Research Groups and those applying for the PIMS-CNRS Postdoctoral Fellowship, must apply through MathJobs.

  • Nominees should upload a list of publications, a curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests. Special justification statements should be included if the applicant plans to either (i) continue to work with his/her PhD advisor, (ii) remain at their current institution (iii) if the time from PhD is longer than 3 years.
  • Sponsors must upload a reference letter which includes a clear statement of final support, identifying the source of matching funds, and the amount of teaching required. Candidate fit with the advisor and into the destination department is an explicit evaluation criterion, and should be addressed. Sponsors will receive instructions as to how to proceed via an email from MathJobs. [Note: The sponsor's reference letter and statement of financial support may be combined into a single .pdf file.]
  • Nominees are asked to specify three references, one of which should be their sponsor. All references will be contacted by MathJobs via email requesting that they upload their reference letters. At least one reference should preferably be from an outside referee who is at "arm’s length" from the candidate and her/his PhD advisor and her/his sponsor.

Selection Criteria

Rankings of candidates are made by the PIMS PDF Review Panel based on the following criteria:

  • The scientific qualifications of the candidate
  • Demonstrated scientific leadership
  • The fit between the research interests of the candidate and those of the sponsor; and
  • Adequacy of matching funds.

Procedure and Deadlines

Candidate submits application to MathJobs by December 1, 2020. Sponsor confirms nomination commitment with nominating reference letter by December 1, 2020. Once the two remaining references are received, the application is considered complete. Applicants will be informed of the Panel's decision in late January / early February, 2021. For further information, visit: http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific/postdoctoral or contact: deputy-director@pims.math.ca.

 

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.