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MSRI will invite membership applications for the 2017-2018 academic year in the following positions: 

Research Professors: Deadline October 1, 2016
Research Members:
December 1, 2016
Postdoctoral Fellows:
December 1, 2016

The application period will open on August 1, 2016. The research programs for the academic year 2017-2018 appear below.  

MSRI strives to include a diverse community of mathematicians in its programs.  Recognizing that family issues can present barriers to participation, MSRI is committed to maintaining family-friendly policies and, when possible, facilitating appropriate arrangements for partners and children of program members.  The Institute employs a “Family Services Coordinator” who provides help in locating schools and other services for mathematicians considering coming to the Institute with their families. In addition, the Complementary Program has a limited number of memberships that are open to mathematicians whose interests are not closely related to the core programs; special consideration will be given to mathematicians who are partners of an invited member of a core program.  Interested partners should apply for the position of Research Members in the Complementary Program through MathJobs www.mathjobs.org/jobs/MSRI (as described below). For information about childcare in the Berkeley area, see this page.

  • Geometric Functional Analysis and Applications
    August 14 - December 15, 2017
    Organized by:  Franck Barthe (Universite Paul Sabatier--Toulouse III),  Marianna Csornyei (University of Chicago),  Boaz Klartag (Tel Aviv University),  Alexander Koldobsky (University of Missouri),  Rafal Latala (University of Warsaw), Mark Rudelson (University of Michigan)
  • Geometric and Topological Combinatorics
    August 14 - December 15, 2017
    Organized by:    Jesus De Loera (University of California, Davis),  Vic Reiner (University of Minnesota Twin Cities), Francisco Santos (University of Cantabria),  Francis Su (Harvey Mudd College),  Rekha Thomas (University of Washington), Günter M. Ziegler (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Group Representation Theory and Applications
    January 16 - May 25, 2018
    Organized by:  Robert Guralnick (University of Southern California),  Alexander (Sasha) Kleshchev (University of Oregon), Gunter Malle (Universität Kaiserslautern),  Gabriel Navarro (University of Valencia),  Julia Pevtsova (University of Washington),  Raphael Rouquier (University of California, Los Angeles), Pham Tiep (University of Arizona)
  • Enumerative Geometry Beyond Numbers
    January 16 - May 25, 2018
    Organized by:  Mina Aganagic (University of California, Berkeley),  Denis Auroux (University of California, Berkeley),  Jim Bryan, Andrei Okounkov (Columbia University),  Balazs Szendroi (University of Oxford)
  • Complementary Program (for applicants in other areas of mathematics) 

MSRI uses MathJobs to process applications for its positions. Interested candidates must apply online at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/MSRI beginning August 1, 2016. At the MathJobs website, you will first create a login and fill out a Standard AMS Cover Sheet. Then you will be able to access the MSRI application form(s), pertinent to your areas of research. All applications will be reviewed by the MSRI Directorate, Scientific Advisory Committee, Human Resources Advisory Committee, and Program Organizers.

The process is explained at the MathJobs website; here we provide a brief summary. Each application has a supplementary list of questions, some relating to the particular position for which you are applying, and others being demographic questions, to which you must to respond. MSRI uses this information for reporting purposes only; it is made available to us as aggregate statistical data, and not as part of your individual application. On these pages you will be able to submit a CV and the names of people identified to submit letters of support. It is the applicant’s responsibility to inform those people how to submit their letters, and to insure that they are submitted before the application deadline. You will also be asked to submit a one page Statement of Purpose, describing your research goals and the particular relevance of the MSRI program to those goals. 

Important Note on Visa Status: If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, your visa status may severely limit or even eliminate the possibility of MSRI providing compensation or reimbursement for your expenses, as well as restricting the length of time that you can visit MSRI. You should therefore carefully indicate your visa status on your MathJobs application and investigate its terms. 

If you presently hold an H1-B visa at another institution or might hold one at the time of your visit to MSRI, please check H1-B visa instructions before proceeding with your application. Severe restrictions apply to H1-B visa holdersAdditional questions about these positions or programs can be directed to applications@msri.org

   Membership Types MSRI has three appointment categories available to applicants: 

Research Professors: Deadline October 1, 2016
Research Members: Deadline December 1, 2016
Postdoctoral Fellows: Deadline December 1, 2016

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