Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

Home > Scientific > Member Application > Research Professors

Research Professors

Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

MSRI considers a limited number of applications for research professorships at the November meeting of its Scientific Advisory Committee. These positions are reserved for distinguished researchers who will be making key contributions to their programs including the mentoring of postdoctoral fellows, who may require some salary support, and whose participation should be confirmed early. Normally, research professorships will be awarded to candidates who plan to be in residency for three or more months. At its November meeting, the Scientific Advisory Committee will review for approval a small number of Research Professor candidates proposed by the program organizers.

Eligibility: For mathematical scientists who are at the tenured associate professor or subsequent stages of their careers, and have received their PhD before the year 2007.

Support: Research Professors may receive up to $5,000 per month for reimbursement of local expenses during their visit to MSRI, as well as a travel allowance for one round-trip from the home institution to the San Francisco area. Research Professors are automatically eligible for consideration for appointment as Simons Professors or Eisenbud Professors. Nominations for these special professorships are made by the organizing committees of the programs; no separate application is necessary.

Application process: The application is to be completed online at the MathJobs website. Please read the instructions there before completing the form. Be sure to specify the program to which you are applying on MathJobs, and be careful to indicate the extent of support needed in the application form. Candidates must upload several support documents and arrange for those writing recommendations to upload their letters of recommendation. All applications will be reviewed by the MSRI Directorate, Scientific Advisory Committee, Human Resources Advisory Committee, and Program Organizers.

*Application Material Required:*

*Submit the following items online at the MathJobs site, between August 1,  2016 and October 1, 2016:*

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Publication List
  • Statement of Purpose, including a description of your mentoring experience
  • Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers)

To receive full consideration, it is important that all application materials, including at least one letter of reference, be in place at the MathJobs website by October 1, 2016.

Research professorship offers will be announced by the end of  November 2016. Applicants who are not offered a Research Professor appointment are automatically considered for research membership at the Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting in January. MSRI asks applicants' consideration in not phoning or emailing the Institute regarding the status of their applications before February 2017.