Postdoctoral Positions at the Alliance Institutions
Mentoring and Support
Alliance NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes
Alliance for Building Faculty Diversity in the Mathematical Sciences offers four NSF funded Postdoctoral Fellowships beginning Fall 2011 targeted at new or recent minority Ph.D.s. The alliance is comprised of NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes and seven major research universities with a strong record of mentoring underrepresented mathematics graduate students. The post-doctoral fellowships are for three years. A typical 3-year postdoctoral fellow will spend 2 years at one of the alliance universities and up to a year at one or more national institute if there are suitable programs. Variations are possible to suit the needs of the candidate (e.g. time at more than one institute). Each postdoc will be matched with a research mentor at the host university.
Our aim is to establish and implement a mentorship model that will increase the access of underrepresented US groups to academic tenure-track positions. The cornerstone of this effort are these three-year post-doctoral fellowships in which recent Ph.D.s are engaged in a productive and successful apprenticeship that increases the likelihood not only that they will land a tenure-track appointment but, that they will actually get tenure.
This program targets US under-represented minority (US URM) candidates with a multifaceted fellowship that includes:
- Prestigious 3 year postdoctotal fellowship based at one of the 7 alliance universities, including up to 1 year at a national math institute;
- Distinguished mentors with a record of success at mentoring diverse students;
- Low teaching load of 1 course per semester for 2 years at the hosting university. No teaching during the year at an institute;
- Competative salary of $60,000 per year plus benefits ($50,000 for the 9 month academic year and $10,000 for the summer);
- Participatation in a multi-university and multi-institute environment that facilitates networking, support and mentorship for the postdoctoral fellows;
- Fellows will be members of a community of committed scholars and researchers (URM and non-URM faculty) that has a track record of supporting access, excellence and diversity;
- Oportunities to participate in a variety of alliance activities, like Alliance Conferences, Graduate student and postdoc mentoring workshop, Undergraduate research, Mini conferences, etc.
- Travel allowance of $2,000 per year for each postdoctoral fellow.
- Research allowance of $4,000 for each postdoctoral fellow for a computer, software, books etc. to be used over the 3 years of their postdoc.
Eligibility. Applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents who have obtained a Ph.D. in mathematics within the last 5 years. Particular attention will be given to US under-represented minority (US URM) candidates. Successful applicants will show excellence and potential in research and interest in an academic career.
To submit your application materials, go to http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/alliance. Include a vita, at least three letters of recommendation, and a description of current and planned research. Applicants are encouraged to consult the Alliance Universities websites and provide a list of potential mentors and preferred institutions.
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for questions concerning these positions.
The Alliance universities are (listed alphabetically): Arizona State University, Howard University, Iowa State University, North Carolina State University, University of Arizona, University of Iowa and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Alliance NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes are (listed alphabetically): American Institute of Mathematics (AIM), Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), Institute For Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI), Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), Park City Mathematics Institute (PCMI/IAS), and Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI).