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Director - Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

Applications are invited for the position of DIRECTOR of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS). PIMS is a consortium of mathematical scientists at Simon Fraser University, the University of Alberta, the University of British Columbia, the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Regina, the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Victoria and the University of Washington. PIMS is supported by these universities, the federal government of Canada through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the provincial governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

The Director will have a distinguished record of scholarship in the mathematical sciences and will possess superior leadership and management skills. The Director will provide leadership at all PIMS sites for all components of the Institute's mandate:

  • promotion of research in the mathematical sciences
  • support of education, training and communication in the mathematical sciences
  • creation of links and partnerships between mathematical scientists in the academic community and the private and government sectors
  • enhancement and creation of mathematical partnerships within Canada and with groups throughout the world.

The Director will be a member of the PIMS Scientific Review Panel, will oversee the PIMS Central Office in Vancouver, will ensure continued good relations with Canada's federal and provincial governments and their appropriate agencies and will explore new opportunities for growth with these and other agencies. The PIMS Director is expected to play a continued leadership role in PRIMA (the Pacific Rim Mathematical Association) and is also Director of the Unité Mixte Internationale of the CNRS at PIMS.

The Director must currently hold a faculty appointment at one of the PIMS member universities. He or she will be located at PIMS Central Office on the UBC Vancouver campus for the term of appointment. The date of appointment will be July 1, 2016 and the term will be three to five years renewable. Other conditions of service are to be negotiated with the candidate, their University and PIMS.

Comprehensive information on PIMS may be found at

This ad is being directed to faculty members at the PIMS partner universities. PIMS hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Enquiries and applications should be addressed to:

Director Search Committee
The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
The University of British Columbia
4176-2207 Main Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4

Phone: 604-822-3922

In order to receive full consideration, applications should be received by June 30, 2015. Applications should include a cover letter and a detailed CV and applicants should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the address above.