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.


ICERM Deputy Director:

The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) at Brown University invites applications for the position of Deputy Director, for a term of two to three years beginning as early as July 1, 2017. ICERM is located in Providence, RI and was established in 2010 through a National Science Foundation grant.

ICERM is managed by a Director and two Deputy Directors, and assisted by several Associate Directors who are charged with special projects or responsibilities. The Deputy Director is a half-time administrative appointment and is expected to be in residence at the institute for half the year while on leave from their home institution.

A Deputy Director should have a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field, and is expected to contribute to scientific discussions of programmatic activities and events. Preference will be given to applicants with a research background in an applied or computational field of mathematics and a broad perspective on research. A courtesy visiting faculty appointment in the appropriate department at Brown will be provided.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Oversee the details of one of the two annual semester programs at ICERM, including the development of program proposals, coordinating the preparation of the program, and working with organizers during the program.
  • Oversee some of the additional institute activities: topical workshops, summer undergraduate research program (Summer@ICERM), early career programs, small group research, and special events.
  • Assist in the solicitation and development of programs and workshops.
  • Assist with grant proposals to support existing and new programs and initiatives.

The Deputy Director works closely with ICERM’s staff and reports to the Director.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and names of two references to Review of applications will begin November 15 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

ICERM Postdoctoral Research Fellowship:

ICERM brings early-career mathematicians to the institute in order to support and expand their research and to create lasting career collaborations and connections.

Postdoctoral Institute Fellows: The institute funds two academic-year postdoctoral positions that include a stipend and benefits. Each Institute Postdoc is a research participant in one of the semester programs planned for that academic year, and remains at the institute during the alternate semester as a researcher-in-residence.

Postdoctoral Semester Fellows: These postdoctoral researchers are associated with a specific program and are in residence for that semester, supported by a monthly stipend and benefits.

Each postdoctoral researcher is paired with a senior long-term participant to ensure mentoring and professional guidance.

Applications for the 2017-2018 Postdoctoral Institute and Semester fellowships are being accepted on Applicants will be expected to submit an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, curriculum vitae (including publication list), cover letter, research statement, and three letters of recommendation via by early January 2017. Review of applications will commence in early January 2017. Priority will be given to applications received before January 4, 2017.

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