Recruitment - Tenure Track - Assistant Professor - Differential Geometry


Job #JPF02593
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  • Position title: Assistant Professor
  • Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table 1 for the salary history range. A reasonable estimate for this position at 100% time is $78,700- $150,000. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
  • Percent time: 100
  • Anticipated start: July 01, 2024


  • Open date: October 2, 2023
  • Next review date: Thursday, Nov 2, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
  • Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in differential geometry, at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. All areas of differential geometry, in the broad sense, will be considered, including Riemannian geometry, geometric analysis, and symplectic geometry.
UC Santa Barbara offers a unique environment where innovative, interdisciplinary, and foundational research is conducted in a collegial atmosphere. We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated promise through novel research, and who have strong potential to interact with all colleagues, most notably those in the area of Geometry.
Responsibilities of faculty members generally include teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, participation in university service and professional activities, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative research, and will be able to leverage synergies within the Mathematics Department and Division. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.
The Department of Mathematics is participating in UCSB's Benjamin Banneker Initiative to advance faculty diversity in STEM fields, and applicants may be eligible to become Banneker Fellows:
In 2023-24, a wide array of UC Santa Barbara departments is partnering with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to launch a special faculty recruitment initiative named after Benjamin Banneker, the 18th-century African American mathematician, astronomer, anti-racist, engineer, ecologist, and peace advocate. Funded by an Advancing Faculty Diversity grant from the UC Office of the President, with the goal of diversifying faculty, research, and curriculum, the Banneker Initiative aims to recruit scholars, scientists, and engineers whose disciplinary and interdisciplinary work would take place within the community of interests exemplified by Banneker’s intellectual, ethical, and social commitments as an African American scientist. Applicants may be eligible to be fellows in the Benjamin Banneker Initiative. The community of Banneker Fellows will receive funding for cohort building and professional development activities, including enrollment in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Faculty Success Program, proposal writing training, and seed grants.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

At a minimum, applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation (or equivalent) in mathematics or a related field.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD degree or equivalent in mathematics or a related field by anticipated appointment start date.

Preferred qualifications

A demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a record of (or potential for) outstanding teaching are desired. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative research, and will be able to leverage synergies within the Mathematics Department and Division.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • American Mathematical Society Cover Sheet - available online at:
  • Statement of Research - Describe research experience and interests, highlighting major contributions to the field thus far, as well as areas to be investigated in future work. This statement may also include information about potential areas of collaboration within the department or campus and the research’s potential for sustained impact. (1-3 pages)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy - Describe teaching experience and interests, highlighting courses taught and/or planned and teaching approaches and practices (e.g., lecturing style, assessment choices) adopted or likely to be adopted in these courses. This statement may also include a description of mentoring experience and interests. (1-3 pages)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - This statement, will be reviewed for evidence of, or potential for teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students. Describe how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, service, and/or outreach activities contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion and any steps you have taken (or are planning to take) to foster an inclusive intellectual environment in your research group, in the classroom, in the department, on campus, and/or in your field more generally. (1-3 pages)

Reference requirements

  • 4 letters of reference required.
    Applicants will need to arrange for four (4) letters of reference to be submitted electronically to the UC Recruit website. It is encouraged that one of the letters will be directed towards teaching.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
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