Careers in Academia

June 7 to June 9, 2017

at the

American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose, California

organized by

Hélène Barcelo, Estelle Basor, David Farmer, and Sally Koutsoliotas

This workshop, sponsored by AIM, MSRI, and the NSF, 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.

Participants should have received a PhD in 2016 or earlier and currently hold a postdoctoral appointment which will end in 2018 or 2019.

The deadline to apply for participation in this workshop has passed.

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Major funding for this workshop provided by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute