Will math for food

As you may have guessed from the decreased frequency of posting this semester, seven of the nine of us are on the job market right now (and since Joel has a newborn, that leaves Scott Carnahan as the only one without an excuse).  I’ve finally finished a first draft of my application materials, you can see them at my website.

Any comments or criticisms are welcome.  I only ask that if you want to work on something from my research statement you either hire me (in which case you can steal all you want) or you drop me an email about it so that we can collaborate (or at least not duplicate effort). On most of these topics there’s more work to be done than I can do myself and I’d be thrilled to share.

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12 thoughts on “Will math for food

  1. Well, good luck. Personally, I recommend working in restaurants if you are worried about going hungry, because there is always free food. Luckily I will give up waitressing next Sunday to take up a short term postdoc at Oxford University in January.

  2. Postdocs are cheaper and and a shorter-term commitment than tenure-track hires, so it doesn’t seem unreasonable. Wisconsin isn’t frozen (at least, not in the hiring sense) so make sure we get your applications! We need more mathblogging here.

  3. Here at the University of Georgia, we unfortunately do have a hiring freeze for tenure-track faculty this year (fortunately we hired a fair number of faculty in recent years, myself included).

    However, we also have a multi-million dollar VIGRE II grant, which is allowing us to offer FIVE postdoctoral positions this year. Please do apply!

  4. We need more mathblogging here.

    Well, given that 7 of us are on the job market, some school in the market for 4 postdoc and 3 tenure track hires can dramatically increase its mathblogging presence (we could probably make it 8. I suspect Scott C. is open to persuasion).

  5. Well, given that 7 of us are on the job market, some school in the market for 4 postdoc and 3 tenure track hires can dramatically increase its mathblogging presence (we could probably make it 8. I suspect Scott C. is open to persuasion).

    Perhaps we should all just show up in Toronto and demand employment. That would get us to 9.

    Watch out, Joel!

  6. Perhaps we should all just show up in Toronto and demand employment.

    Indeed. Didn’t anyone warn them that we’re a package deal? They really should have read the fine print.

  7. Ben and AJ — unfortunately, we are also in the hiring freeze mode for tenure-track. On the other hand, we are hiring postdocs, so please apply if you are at that stage.

  8. Dear Jordan,

    Excellent question. There are in fact two separate job postings, a postdoc and a VIGRE postdoc, the latter being for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. I’m not sure off the top of my head about the version of this statement “with multiplicities”, but this shouldn’t stop anyone from applying…

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