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Assistant Professor, Algebra, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science

Job ID: 17198

Updated: January 2, 2019

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Calgary invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date commencing on or after July 1, 2019.  

For consideration, candidates must have a PhD in mathematics and a research interest in any area of algebra.  A proven record of research excellence commensurate with their stage of career development, a demonstrated ability to attract and sustain peer-reviewed external funding, and the ability and desire to work with and strengthen a diverse group of researchers working in fields allied with algebra are also required.  A list of research areas in the department can be found at

The position also requires a commitment to high quality teaching.  This includes teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and graduate student supervision.  Evidence for such a commitment may comprise positive teaching accomplishments and accolades, strong letters of reference and teaching evaluations, and a teaching statement.

Start Date: Negotiable, on or after July 1, 2019

How to apply:  Applications must be submitted electronically through and consist of:

  • A cover letter containing a description of why this position is of interest to the candidate, and details about their Canadian Citizenship/Residency status
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A description of past, current and future research
  • A statement of teaching focus and philosophy

Each applicant should also arrange to have four letters of recommendation, one of which addresses teaching, uploaded to the MathJobs website.

Only applications received by February 6, 2019 will be guaranteed full consideration..

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

About the University of Calgary
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About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 



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