ICERM is a national math institute supported by the National Science Foundation. The Institute annually sponsors 12-15 large-scale thematic semester programs and their affiliated workshops, as well as topical workshops, conferences, summer programs, and special events. These events bring together scholars from around the world to discuss the latest research and to form new research partnerships.


Director Search Announcement

The Board of Trustees of the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) and Brown University seek a new director of ICERM for an appointment to begin between August 2015 and July 2016. The Director will serve as the scientific and administrative leader of the institute and will be a distinguished member of the Brown faculty.

The successful candidate will possess outstanding scholarly credentials, including a Ph.D., as well as demonstrated academic leadership experience. The Director will hold a tenured position at Brown University in the Department of Mathematics or the Division of Applied Mathematics, or jointly in at least one of these departments. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests align with the mission of ICERM. Although the Director will have no formal teaching obligations, the Director’s faculty appointment will carry some expectation of service both to the department(s) in which the Director is appointed and to the university. The term of the appointment as Director of ICERM ends August 2020, and may be renewed.

The search committee consists of members of the ICERM Board of Trustees and faculty in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to director@icerm.brown.edu. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, contact Jeffrey Brock, Chair of Mathematics, or Bjorn Sandstede, Chair of Applied Mathematics.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


ICERM runs a research program for undergraduates called "Summer@ICERM". Typically 18-20 students participate in this program from all over the country. The summer 2015 program theme is "Computational Dynamics and Topology".

We are seeking four graduate student or postdoc Teaching Assistants with interest/expertise in the program topic to assist the two faculty leaders: Y.M. Baryshnikov and V. Zharnitsky (both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

This is an 8-week position running from June 15 to August 7, 2015. It comes with a stipend of $5,000 for graduate students and $7,000 for postdocs. For those hired from outside of the RI/Boston area, ICERM will assist with securing housing and provide some support for travel.

ICERM requires the following materials be sent to applications@icerm.brown.edu, by Friday, February 27, 2015:

  • A CV
  • A letter in interest (indicating how the applicant's current research background relates to the "Computational Dynamics and Topology" topic)
  • A letter of support from a senior faculty member

The faculty organizers will review all applicants and make their selection by mid-to-late March.

Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.