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MSRI will invite membership applications for the 2016-2017 academic year in the following positions: 

Research Professors: Deadline October 1, 2015
Research Members:
December 1, 2015
Postdoctoral Fellows:
December 1, 2015

The application period will open on August 1, 2015. The research programs for the academic year 2016-2017 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 Group Theory
    August 15 - December 16, 2016
    Organized by:   Ian Agol (University of California, Berkeley), Mladen Bestvina (University of Utah), Cornelia Drutu (University of Oxford), Mark Feighn (Rutgers University), Michah Sageev (Technion---Israel Institute of Technology), Karen Vogtmann (Cornell University)
  • Analytic Number Theory
    January 17 - May 26, 2017
    Organized By: Chantal David (Concordia University), Andrew Granville (Université de Montréal), Emmanuel Kowalski (Eidgenössische TH Zürich-Hönggerberg), Philippe Michel, Kannan Soundararajan (Stanford University), Terence Tao (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Harmonic Analysis
    January 17 - May 26, 2017
    Organized By: Michael Christ (University of California, Berkeley), Allan Greenleaf (University of Rochester), Steven Hofmann (University of Missouri), Michael Lacey (Georgia Institute of Technology), Svitlana Mayboroda (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), Betsy Stovall (University of Wisconsin), Brian Street (University of Wisconsin)

  • 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, 2015. 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.  Additional 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, 2015
Research Members: Deadline December 1, 2015
Postdoctoral Fellows: Deadline December 1, 2015

The Institute is committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.