IPAM Begins Search for New Director

Posted on 1/21/16 in Press Releases

UCLA’s Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) is seeking its next Director. Candidates with imagination, energy and experience are encouraged to apply. The position will begin July 2017 or 2018 and has a five year term that may be renewable, with a salary that is commensurate with the Director’s education and experience. Candidates should come from mathematics, statistics, computer science or related fields. Some of the qualities that the Director should possess include:brick wall sign-2

  • Scientific distinction, sufficient to be offered a full professor position at UCLA.
  • Scientific and mathematical interests and vision, and the ability to interact with a wide range of researchers and research topics.
  • Experience and capability to manage IPAM, including programs, staff, finances and administration.
  • Ability to reach out to a broad range of constituents, including the mathematics and science communities, the National Science Foundation, and the public, as well as the ability to engage in fundraising.
  • A commitment to diversity in math and related disciplines, especially the participation of women and under-represented minorities in research.

IPAM is centrally located on the UCLA campus and occupies its own building, designed by Frank Gehry. UCLA is home to some of the most important mathematical scientists of this era. The Southern California region is highly dynamic and includes top 20 departments in virtually every scientific subject.

Candidates should apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01891 where they will also upload their CV and personal statements. Applications will receive fullest consideration if received by June 1, 2016. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Please contact ipam@ucla.edu for any questions.

Search Committee: William Duke and Al Hales, Co-Chairs, Russ Caflisch, Ingrid Daubechies, Sallie Keller, Dave Levermore, Juan Meza.

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.