Associate Director Search
Posted October 4, 2012
Associate Director, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics
Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics
University of California at Los Angeles
The Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA is seeking a second Associate
Director (AD) to help lead and organize innovative programs in pure and applied mathematics.
The term of appointment will be two years, beginning August 1, 2013. The appointment may be
extended for a third year by mutual agreement.
The AD is expected to be an active research mathematician or scientist in a related field,
with some experience in conference organization. We welcome candidates from industry and
national labs as well as academia. An enthusiasm for mathematics and its applications
(broadly construed) is essential. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
The AD will manage about half of the programs in coordination with the organizing committees
(representing diverse scientific fields) and IPAM staff. The AD will also help set institute
policy and direction, solicit and review proposals for future programs, recruit industry
sponsors for the undergraduate summer program, and occasionally represent IPAM at conferences
and meetings. The selected candidate will be encouraged to continue or develop his or her
personal research program as well.
Applications should include a CV, a short statement of the applicant’s vision for their service
at IPAM, and at least three names of references. Applications will receive fullest consideration
if received by February 1, 2013.
Candidates may send their application materials by email to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials may also be mailed to: Associate Director Search Committee, Institute for Pure and Applied Math, 460 Portola Plaza, P.O. Box 957121, Los Angeles, CA 90095-7121.
IPAM/UCLA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
More Information About IPAM:
IPAM is an NSF funded national research institute in the mathematical sciences, located on the
UCLA campus. Its mission is to foster interdisciplinary collaborations between mathematics and
other scientific fields.
IPAM offers two long programs per year, plus several shorter programs throughout the year. Each
long program has significant participation from both mathematicians and other scientists, and
consists of tutorials, workshops and a culminating retreat off-campus. IPAM has funding to support
both senior and junior scholars, including graduate students, as long term scholars in-residence
or as workshop participants. IPAM also sponsors a summer undergraduate industrial research program
and a two- or three-week summer school. Further information on IPAM can be found at