Benjamin Peirce Fellow in Mathematics

Benjamin Peirce Fellow in Mathematics
Harvard University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics

Position Description:
The Department of Mathematics at Harvard University welcomes application for a Benjamin Peirce Fellowship. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2025. The position comes with a competitive starting salary for the nine-month academic year, which usually can be augmented by teaching at the Summer School or by working on a research contract, if funds are available. The teaching commitment is two courses per year, including a one-term course on a subject of the fellow’s choice, if desired. The Benjamin Peirce Fellows are expected to take part in the usual task of advising students.

The appointment is for three years.

Basic Qualifications:
Doctorate in mathematics or related discipline is required by the time the appointment begins. Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired.

Additional Qualifications:
Applicants must have a strong background in advanced mathematics. Essential qualities include initiative, good judgment, and the ability to work well on a team.

Special Instructions:
Please submit the materials listed below through

Priority will be given to applications received before November 22, 2024.

  1. Cover letter, including a description of the candidate’s teaching/advising philosophy and practices as well as their approach to creating a learning environment in which every student is encouraged to ask questions and share their ideas.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.
  4. Research Statement
  5. Service statement describing your efforts to strengthen academic communities, e.g., your department, institution, and/or professional societies.

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Harvard’s Mathematics Department celebrates the multiple dimensions of diversity that each member of our community offers, including diversity of background, perspective, and lived experience. We strongly welcome applications from persons from underrepresented groups.

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Contact Information: Pam Brentana, Harvard University, Mathematics Department, 1 Oxford. St., Cambridge, MA 02138

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