Careers in academia

June 20 to June 22, 2011

at the

American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California

organized by

Estelle Basor, Sally Koutsoliotas, Kent Morrison, Loek Helminck, and Justin Peters

Original Announcement

This workshop will focus on preparing each participant for a successful career as a mathematician at a college or university. Beginning with the hiring process, a thorough discussion of the various elements of the application packet will take place in the context of each participant's materials. Working individually with experienced faculty, participants will review and refine their cover letters, C.V., research, and teaching statements. This will be followed by activities related to the interview. The primary goals of the workshop are to develop an understanding of the hiring process from the institutions' perspective, to refine the application packet, to learn what to expect during the interview process (including the job talk), and to prepare for negotiating salary and start-up packages.

Additional time will be spent on aspects of the pre-tenure years including the development of a research program, writing grant proposals, and mentoring research students. The three-day workshop will consist of one-on-one work with experienced mentors, small group discussions, critique of written materials, plenary sessions, and time for individual work and consultation.

Applicants should have received a PhD in 2010 or earlier and currently hold a postdoctoral appointment which will end in 2012 or 2013. If you would like to participate, please apply by filling out the on-line form no later than February 15, 2011. Applications are open to all, and we especially encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

Material from the workshop

A list of participants.

The workshop schedule.

A report on the workshop activities.