Postdoc Position in Geometry and Physics

The Geometry and Physics Research Group in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences of the University of Alberta (http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~geophys) invites applications for a postdoctoral position to begin September 2012. The group consists of faculty members Vincent Bouchard, Charles Doran, Terry Gannon and Eric Woolgar. Research interests include: string theory, algebraic geometry, mirror symmetry, mathematical relativity, Riemannian geometry, conformal field theory, topological strings, string phenomenology, string dualities and geometric PDEs. As well, there is a very large group in our Physics Departement working in gravitational physics, relativity, astrophysics, and cosmology.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, publication list, research statement, teaching statement and have three letters of recommendation sent to geophys@nullmath.ualberta.ca (in PDF format). Application material should be received prior to December 1st.

Outstanding candidates who have obtained their PhD after 1 Jan 2009 may be nominated for a Pacific Institute (PIMS) postdoctoral fellowship. Information about the programme is available at: http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific/postdoctoral. Prospective PIMS applicants should make sure to include a cover letter naming the applicant's preferred University of Alberta supervisor and stating the date the candidate has received or expects to receive a PhD. The deadline for PIMS applications is also December 1st.

Finally, note that there are two positions in the Mathematics Department that may also be of interest to potential applicants: a Max Wyman Assistant Professorship in Applied Math and a Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Applied Math. Applications for these positions must be done on mathjobs.org following the links above.

Location:
4th, 5th and 6th floors of the Central Academic Building (CAB)

Email:
geophys@nullmath.ualberta.ca

Address:
632 CAB
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2G1
Canada