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Faculty positions

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Algebra, to commence July 1, 2018. Appointments at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor may be considered for candidates with experience appropriate for the rank and who have a record of excellence with respect to undergraduate teaching and the training of graduate students and an outstanding record of research contributions by international standards, including high-impact research publications and a demonstrated ability to attract external research funding.

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 Algebra, especially with Algebraic Combinatorics, Algebraic Number Theory and Representation Theory among others. The successful candidate will find a supportive 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 research area in Algebra 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 in Pure and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. The successful candidate will be expected to supervise graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and will demonstrate 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. These should be uploaded to the MathJobs site. 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.

Please note: 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 its 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 www.mathjobs.org. If you do not wish to use this service, please email for application instructions.

Questions about this position are welcomed and can be addressed to the Acting Chair of Mathematics and Statistics, Dr. Marcelo Laca ().

Review of applications will begin January 3, 2018 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. 

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Staff and management positions

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

Postdoctoral positions

PIMS Postdoctoral Fellowships
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Victoria

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, 2018. The field of research is open, but priority will be given to candidates whose research area aligns with current faculty expertise.  The fellowship may be taken up at any time between September 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019. The Fellowship is for one year and is renewable, contingent on satisfactory progress, for an additional year. The position is open to recent PhDs and to graduate students who expect to receive a PhD by December 31, 2018.

The Department has nearly 25 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 submitted through MathJobs (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs)  by November 20th will receive full consideration. Please include: (i) a CV; (ii) a research proposal; (iii) a cover letter naming a proposed sponsor 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 sponsor and will be invited to make an application to PIMS. Such an application must be sponsored 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

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.