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Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Topology

McMaster University

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations, and within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement.

Position Description

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Topology. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2023.

We seek candidates with a PhD in Mathematics and a proven record of research excellence in any major area of Topology, especially Geometric Topology. The successful candidate will establish their own externally funded research program building on the current strengths of the department, will supervise graduate students, and will teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics currently has 42 full-time faculty members and approximately 100 graduate students and 15 postdoctoral fellows. The research group in Geometry and Topology is nationally and internationally recognized for its excellence. In addition to the priority area for this search, current research interests of the group include geometric and algebraic topology, differential geometry, gauge theory, geometric group theory, knot theory, and low-dimensional topology. For more information, please see www.math.mcmaster.ca.

McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer ground-breaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World. The Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change.

Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty members to achieve a work-life balance. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey, which takes approximately two minutes to complete. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process. If not applying through McMaster’s application submission portal, the survey will be sent to all applicants in a separate communication. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey Statement of Collection for more information. Additional inquiries about the Diversity Survey may be directed to hr.empequity@mcmaster.ca.

How to Apply

If interested in this position, please apply online by using the MathJobs website (http://www.mathjobs.org) or at https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current-opportunities/ (Faculty Positions, Job ID 47672).

A complete application consists of:
• a cover letter (including a statement regarding whether the applicant has Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status (see below))
• a current Curriculum Vitae
• a research statement
• a statement of teaching philosophy and practice
• a statement of experience and plans for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in post-secondary education, community-based or other professional settings
• three (3) letters of reference which should ideally be submitted through MathJobs or sent directly by your referees to Dr. Bartosz Protas, Acting Department Chair (bprotas@mcmaster.ca)

Please be advised that any full-time, permanent faculty member of the Department can request confidential access to the application materials, including the reference letters.

Review of complete applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive an on-line, system-generated confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications, as stated above, MUST include one of the following statements in their application package: “I am/am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

The University is committed to providing and maintaining healthy and safe working and learning environments for all employees, students, volunteers and visitors. The University’s Vaccination Policy-COVID-19 Requirements for Employees and Students (the “Vaccination Policy”), requires all McMaster community members, including employees, accessing a McMaster campus or facility in person to be fully vaccinated or to have received an exemption from the University for a valid human rights ground. While the Policy will be currently paused, this Policy may resume quickly and on short notice, as informed by public health advice and direction. As a result, failure to achieve and maintain fully vaccinated status or an approved human rights-based exemption may result in termination of employment. This is a term and condition of employment. The University will continue to follow the guidance of public health organizations to define fully vaccinated status.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Science at baileyd@mcmaster.ca to communicate accommodation needs.