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Simons Collaboration Postdoctoral Scholar-Department of Mathematics

Position overview

Position title: Simons Collaboration Postdoctoral Scholar
Salary range: $72,000
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: 7/1/2022
Position duration: The appointment will offer the option of either two years of full-time research, or, subject to institutional approval, one year of full-time research followed by two years with a reduced teaching load of one course per semester.

Application Window

Open date: November 3rd, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Dec 10, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Dec 31, 2021 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.

Position description

Simons Collaboration Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Mathematics
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

The Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar supervised by Professor Emeritus Nicolai Reshetikhin and Professor Constantin Teleman, as part of the Simons Collaboration on Global Categorical Symmetries. This is a joint physics and mathematics research program focused on the interplay between quantum field theory, topology, higher category theory and representation theory.

Further information about the collaboration and its research activities can be found at The postdoctoral scholar will have the opportunity to make extended visits to other collaboration sites, to contribute to joint research activities, and to participate in collaboration workshops and summer schools.

Finalists for the position may have their files reviewed jointly by the Collaboration PI’s.

To ensure full consideration, applicants are also asked to record their basic information at

The first year of appointment will be in a pure research capacity. After the first year, the appointment will offer the option of either:
• one year of full-time research or
• two years with a reduced teaching load of one course per semester.
To select the teaching option, the postdoc will need to apply to the lecturer pool. Should a postdoc apply for and be appointed to a teaching position, the percent time of the Postdoctoral Scholar appointment will be reduced so that the sum of the percent times of the two appointments equals one-hundred percent (100%)


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have completed all PhD (or equivalent international degree) requirements, except the dissertation, at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

A PhD (or equivalent international degree) is required by the start date of the job.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates are expected to show outstanding promise in research relevant to the Collaboration themes. Preference will be given to candidates with 0 to 3 years post Ph.D. experience.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • American Mathematical Society (AMS) Cover Sheet

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • List of Publications

  • Statement of Research

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
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Job location

Berkeley, CA