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17 October 2019: Courtesy of Karl-Hermann Neeb: Applications are being accepted for the position of Full Professorship (W3) / Heisenberg Professorship for Mathematics at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. The professorship is a full-time position to be filled by 1 October 2020. It is initially limited to a period of three years, but will then become permanent if the interim evaluation is completed successfully.

We seek to appoint a leading expert with an internationally visible research and teaching profile in operator algebras in the wide sense. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching and research of a high quality, recognised internationally.

In its pursuit of academic excellence, FAU is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2019. More information here.


18 September 2019: Courtesy of Jacqui Ramage: The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University will be making an appointment to the role of Assistant Professor in Topology, joining the existing Pure Maths group of 19 permanent staff. Candidates should have a proven track record of research within the broad field of topology or related areas, including but not limited to algebraic topology, geometric group theory, geometric topology, homotopy theory, symplectic topology or topological dynamics. Deadline: 27 October 2019. Further details here.


6 September 2019: Applications for postdoc positions at the University of Münster are now being accepted: “The Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster: Dynamics – Geometry – Structure at the University of Münster, Germany, offers several postdoctoral positions and Young Research Groups in all fields of mathematics related to the Cluster. The duration of the postdoctoral positions is up to three years; the duration of Research Groups is up to four years. The expected starting date is no later than October 2020.”  Deadline 15 November 2019, but later applications may also be considered. More here.

The University of Münster is also advertising PhD positions: “The Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster: Dynamics – Geometry – Structure and the Mathematics Münster Graduate School at the University of Münster, Germany, offer several PhD positions. The duration of the PhD positions is three years. The expected starting date is no later than October 2020.” Deadline 15 November 2019, but later applications may also be considered. Details of the application process and other information can be found here.

And don’t forget about the advertised professorship positions at Münster as announced below in the 9 August post!

There is also another opportunity to work as a postdoc at the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics (SMAS) of the University of Wollongong. The SMAS Early Career Academic Fellowship is a fixed term, full-time appointment lasting 3.5 years. “The successful applicant for this position will propose and carry out a 3.5-year research program in pure mathematics, aligned with Geometric Analysis, Operator Algebras, Noncommutative Geometry or PDE.” The deadline to apply is 5 October 2019. More here. 


5 September  2019: Postdoc position at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand: The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the Victoria University of Wellington NZ invites applications for a two-year full-time fixed-term postdoctoral position in Mathematics.

“This position is supported by a Marsden grant held by Prof Astrid an Huef and involves supervised research in operator algebras associated to combinatorial objects including graphs, Fell bundles and groupoids.Deadline to apply is 27 September 2019. More here.


31 August 2019: Positions to announce! The first is for a Lecture in Mathematics at the University of Aukland, New Zealand. “The position is open to any researcher in any area of analysis, (including Functional Analysis, Topology, Theoretical PDEs and Differential Geometry). The successful candidate will be expected to be a collegial, constructive member of the mathematics department. Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Thursday 10th of October 2019 (11.59 pm NZT) to be considered. ” Starting date July 2020, subject to negotiation. More here.

At the University of Wollongong, Australia there are 6 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships on offer, including a targeted fellowship for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders. The postdocs are offered in all disciplines and last for the duration of three years. Deadline  18 September 2019. More here.


19 August 2019: AWM Travel Grants provide full or partial support for travel and subsistence enabling women mathematicians to attend conferences in their fields provides them a valuable opportunity to advance their research activities and their visibility in the research community. Deadlines: 1 February, 15 May 15, and 1 October. More information here.

Mentoring Travel Grants: The objective of the NSF-AWM Mathematics Mentoring Travel Grants is to help junior women to develop a long-term working and mentoring relationship with a senior mathematician. Deadline 1 February. More information here.


18 August 2019: The project Maximal abelian subalgebras of operator algebras funded by the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA) offers a postdoc position in Caen or Paris. It consists in a up to 2-year postdoctoral fellowship that should start between Nov. 1st, 2019 and Feb. 1st, 2020. Applications should be sent to the contacts below before Sept. 15th, 2019.

The successful candidate will settle in Paris and/or Caen, depending on his/her scientific profile and project, and s/he will interact with at least some of the members of the project : É. Ricard and R. Vergnioux in Caen, P. Fima and F. Le Maître in Paris, K. Mukherjee in Chennai and P. Bikram in Bhubaneswar. S/he will be given the opportunity to travel to India to contribute to the implementation of the CEFIPRA project. All applications demonstrating a strong research potential in the field of operator algebras will be considered, with specific attention for the ones connected to maximal abelian subalgebras. More specifically, the project focuses on MASAs in quantum group algebras on the one hand, and on topological properties of the space of MASAs in a given von Neumann algebra on the other hand.

Contacts:
Kunal Krishna Mukherjee, kunal@iitm.ac.in
Éric Ricard, eric.ricard@unicaen.fr

Applications should include a detailed CV, two recommendation letters, and should be submitted to the contacts above as a single PDF document.


9 August 2019:  As of 1 August, applications are being accepted for the Summer Research for Women in Mathematics program at MSRI at UC Berkeley.  The purpose of the program is to provide space and funds to groups of women mathematicians to work on a research project at MSRI.  Research projects can arise from work initiated at a Women’s Conference, or can be freestanding activities.  Visits can take place between 15 July 2020 and 7 August 2020. The application deadline is 1 November 2019. More here.

Associate Professorships in Mathematics W2 level, 5-year appointment  at the University of Münster, Mathematics Münster Cluster of Excellence. “These professorships have been established in the context of the new Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster within the framework of the German Excellence Strategy. One of the positions will be filled in an area of theoretical mathematics, and the other in an area of applied mathematics. The professorships are for five years.

“We are looking for a dynamic and committed personality with a strong research profile, ideally connecting mathematical fields. Special attention will be given to candidates who can demonstrate their ability to enhance and complement the existing research groups at Mathematics Münster and are open to interdisciplinary collaborations with other scientific groups in Münster.

“Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in mathematics or in a related field. They should demonstrate a strong research record and appropriate teaching experience. Prerequisite for the application are academic achievements made as a Juniorprofessor (assistant professor), in a Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), as a member of the academic staff of a university or non-university research institute, or in a research position in business, administration or other relevant fields in Germany or abroad.

“The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of female academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered, unless other candidate-related reasons prevail.” Deadline: 30 September 2019. More here.

Professorship of Theoretical Mathematics (W2 level) in operator algebras / noncommutative geometry at University of Münster, Mathematics Münster Cluster of Excellence. The position will start as soon as possible. “The professorship should strengthen and complement one or more of the existing research areas in the Mathematical Institute. It should also contribute to existing and future third-party funded projects and research networks, in particular the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster.

“Prerequisites for appointment include a doctoral degree in mathematics or an adjoining area, as well as a strong research profile and relevant teaching experience. Other prerequisites are academic achievements made as a Juniorprofessor (assistant professor), in a Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), as a member of the academic staff of a university or a non-university research institute, or in a research position in business, industry, administration or other relevant fields in Germany or abroad.

“The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women in academics. We therefore actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.” Application deadline: 30 September 2019. More here.


8 July 2019: Via Martijn Caspers: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Mathematics at Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics (TU Delft).  They are preferably looking for female candidates “in a viable and promising area, related to research directions present at DIAM* and complementing the institute’s research portfolio in a meaningful way. She has a proven track record of excellence in her research field, as evidenced by refereed publications in top quality journals. She is a future leader in her field. The candidate is able to make significant contributions to research, is an enthusiastic team player, and has excellent communication skills. She shows the potential to be an inspired and dedicated teacher.” Deadline August 15, 2019. More information here. 

*Includes operator algebras


27 June 2019: Via Jacqui Ramagge: The Sydney Mathematical Research Institute visitor program is accepting applications for visits within the period of April 2020 – December 2020.  The program funds more than 30 visiting researchers each year in all areas of the mathematical sciences.  Successful applicants selected by the Scientific Advisory Committee travel to Sydney for a residency in the Institute, which offers international mathematicians the chance to focus on research without the usual demands of teaching and administration. Deadline for application: 11.59pm (Sydney time), Sunday 28 July 2019.  Apply and take the opportunity to say hello to some operator algebraists down under in Sydney or Adelaide or Wollongong or…!


24 June 2019:  Applications for MSRI’s program, Summer Research for Women in Mathematics 2020 will be accepted beginning 1 August 2019.  The purpose of the MSRI’s program, Summer Research for Women in Mathematics, is to provide space and funds to groups of women mathematicians to work on a research project at MSRI. Research projects can arise from work initiated at a Women’s Conference, or can be freestanding activities. Visits must take place between 15 June 2020 and 7 August 2020. The deadline for application is 1 November 2019More information here.


3 June 2019: The Association for Women in Mathematics is working to complete an evaluation project associated with a NSF ADVANCE grant that supported our Women in Operator Algebras workshop and many other Research Collaboration Conferences for Women. In addition to the survey that many of you took, the evaluation team would like to collect information on your professional accomplishments and careers, most of which likely appears on your CV or resume. If you have yet upload your CV, they request that you do so here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AWM_accomlishments. Providing your CV will benefit the ADVANCE grant evaluation team and the Association for Women in Mathematics.


12 May 2019: Happy International Women in Mathematics Day! Check out this article by fellow operator algebraist Jacqui Ramagge, To Maths Or Not To Maths? That Is The Question over at Women in STEMM Australia.


26 April 2019:  On 31st July 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, the Women’s Committee of the Iranian Mathematical Society presented to the participants of the World Meeting for Women in Mathematics, (WM)^2, a proposal that Maryam Mirzakhani’s birthday, 12 May, be recognized and supported to celebrate women in mathematics. This was approved by a vast majority of (WM)^2 participants and the decision was made to disseminate the initiative. Throughout May there will be many events around the world celebrating women in mathematics. More information, including a partial list of events is available at the website may12.womeninmaths.org.


24 April 2019: PhD Positions at the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster: Dynamics – Geometry – Structure at the University of Münster. The Mathematics Münster Graduate School within the Cluster offers several PhD positions in all fields of mathematics related to the cluster. The deadline for the current round is May 15th. More here.

In the Ada Lovelace PhD programme of Mathematics Münster, an Ada Lovelace (add-on) PhD position is offered for exceptionally strong candidates of the PhD programme of Mathematics Münster and has to be combined with a PhD position.  The Ada Lovelace PhD position is to contribute to gender equality within the mathematical sciences. This might for example be documented by an appropriate gender equality concept. The deadline for the current round is May 15th. More here.


9 April 2019: Postdoctoral positions in operator algebras at the Research Center for Operator Algebras, East China Normal University. The position is initially for a fixed two year term with possible extension for one more year. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in the Center’s activities, including attending seminars and giving presentations on research topics of interests. Applications will be welcome until the positions are filled. More here.


5 April 2019: Courtesy of Zahra Afsar: We are happy to announce the details of the upcoming conference Groupoids, Graphs, and Algebras at the University of Sydney, Australia. The conference will be held 1-5 July, 2019.

The webpage http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/nathanb/GroupoidsGraphsAlgebras/ includes a registration form.


19 March 2019: Congratulations to Karen Uhlenbeck, who has been awarded the Abel prize! She is the first woman to ever win the prestigious prize! Find out more about her and her mathematics:
Nature: Soap-bubble pioneer is first woman to win prestigious maths prize
Quanta magazine: Karen Uhlenbeck, Uniter of Geometry and Analysis, Wins Abel Prize
Plus magazine: The Abel Prize 2019
Notices of the AMS: Karen Uhlenbeck and the Calculus of Variations


11 March 2019: PhD research fellow position at the University of Oslo with associate professor Makoto Yamashita. The project will be on operator algebraic aspects of quantum symmetry. Starting date no later than 01.10.2019. The deadline for applications is 7 April, 2019. Details here.


4 February 2019: Researchers based in the US who want travel support to attend Young Mathematicians in C*-Algebras/Young Women in C*-Algebras at the University of Copenhagen please apply by March 10, 2019. Details here.


29 January 2019: The final report for WOA@BIRS 2018 is now available!

The 2019 AWM Research Symposium will be held at Rice University in Houston, Texas, from April 6-7, 2019. “The symposium will showcase research from women across the mathematical sciences working in academia, government and industry, as well as feature women across the career spectrum: undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and professionals!” More information and registration forms here.


28 January 2019: NSF funding to support travel and lodging+meals for one- or two-week periods for about 20 US-based participants in the thematic research program Operator Algebras, Groups and Applications to Quantum Information at the ICMAT in Madrid from March 11 to June 29, 2019. If you would like to apply for such funding simply indicate this on the online registration page. Requests for funding should be received by February 1 to receive full consideration. Priority will be given to junior researchers. Details here.


15 January 2019: The Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster: Dynamics-Geometry-Structure at the University of Münster, Germany, invites applications for MATHRIX Assistant Professorships in Mathematics (salary level W1). One of the positions will be filled in an area of theoretical mathematics. The professorships should contribute to gender equality within the mathematical sciences, which might, for example, be documented by an appropriate gender equality concept. The evaluation for the current application round will start on March, 15th, 2019. Later applications may also be considered. Further information here.

The 47th Canadian Operator Symposium (COSy) will take place in Regina, Saskatchewan June 3-7, 2019 Funding is available for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The extent of the support will depend on the total number of participants. The deadline to apply for financial support is May 1st; you will receive an answer by May 15th. Conference webpage.

Women in Mathematics 2019 a day of talks at Queen Mary University, London will take place on 12 March 2019.  This event is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students, and early-career mathematicians. Registration is free. Limited funding is available for students to cover travel expenses, available on a first-come first-served basis, apply by Tuesday 26th February. More here. 


5 January 2019: Courtesy of Elizabeth Gillaspy: A semester-long Thematic Program on Operator Algebras and Quantum Information will take place in Madrid, Spain from March 11 – June 29, 2019.  Registration is now open.  The organizers are likely to have funding from the NSF to help with travel expenses and lodging for US-based participants, in particular early career researchers and members of underrepresented groups. More here.


3 January 2019: Courtesy of Lauren Ruth: The Seventeenth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras & 34th Shanks Lecture will take place May 3 – May 9, 2019 at Vanderbilt University. The application deadline for financial support is March 15, 2019. More information at the website: https://my.vanderbilt.edu/ncgoa2019/


18 December 2018: Postdoc position at IMPAN, Warsaw on the ERC project Rigidity of groups and higher index theory in the research group of Piotr Nowak. More details here. Deadline 31 January 2019.


12 December, 2018: Kathryn McCormick and Elizabeth Gillaspy have successfully obtained funding from the NSF for early-career U.S. researchers to attend and participate in the joint conferences “Young Mathematicians in C*-Algebras” and “Young Women in C*-Algebras” that will be held August 5-10, 2019 at the University of Copenhagen. This joint conference focuses on recent developments in operator algebras (both von Neumann and C*-algebras), noncommutative geometry, and related areas of mathematical analysis. Funding information and other details to appear here in early 2019. They expect to be able to fully fund 20 U.S. participants’ airfare.


26 November 2018: Perspectives day in Heidelberg, Germany will take place 1 December, 9:00-17:00. “Advancing women in mathematics, UPSTREAM invites you to the third PERSPECTIVES networking day. The focus is on opening up new vistas for female future mathematicians to pursue a career in academia, or later industry or economy. On this day we offer a coaching session in the morning, talks in parallel sessions from advanced mathematics in academia and industry. Participation is free of charge. Lunch and coffee breaks are inclusive. If you wish to join the networking day from a different university and need financial support for the travel expenses, please don’t hesitate to contact us.” More here. 


13 November 2018: Call open for SISSA Mathematical Fellowships, 3-years post-doctoral positions for promising early stage researchers in Mathematics. More information here. Deadline 8 January, 2019 at 13.00 (CET).


12 November 2018: The Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster: Dynamics – Geometry – Structure offers several Postdoctoral Positions and Young Research Groups. More information hereDeadline 1 December, 2018. Later applications may also be considered.


8 November 2018:  Vacancies at the University of Glasgow: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Pure Mathematics (one position available); Rankin-Sneddon Research Fellowship in Mathematics (three positions available). More information here. Deadline 28 November, 2018.

Postdoc position at KU Leuven. More information here. Deadline 2 December, 2018. 

The IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM) invites proposals for funding of up to €3000 for activities or initiatives taking place in 2019. Details here. Deadline 15 December, 2018.


7 November 2018: New deadline for the 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists is 30th November, 2018. https://statisticalresearchcenter.aip.org/cgi-bin/global18.pl.


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