Assistant Professor in Mathematics

University of Chicago Department of Mathematics


The University of Chicago Department of Mathematics invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor. Successful candidates are typically two to four years past the Ph.D. These positions are intended for mathematicians whose work has been of outstandingly high caliber. Appointees are expected to have the potential to become leading figures in their fields. The appointment is generally for three years, with the possibility for renewal. The teaching obligation is up to three one-quarter courses per year.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to include additional information related to their teaching experience, such as evaluations from courses previously taught, as well as an AMS cover sheet. If you have applied for an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, please include that information in your application, and let us know how you plan to use it if awarded. Questions may be directed to We will begin screening applications on November 1, 2021. Screening will continue until all available positions are filled.


Completion of a Ph.D. in mathematics or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.

Application Instructions

Required materials are: (a) a cover letter, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) three or more letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability, (d) a description of previous research and plans for future mathematical research and (e) a teaching statement.

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