Faculty of Mathematics Employment Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC), Associate or Full Professor positions

The University is seeking exceptional scholars and researchers for up to six Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) opportunities, dependent on funding, across all six faculties (Arts, Engineering, Environment, Health, Mathematics, or Science).

Candidates will have a PhD or equivalent with relevant professional designation or licensure. A leader with evidence of an exceptional research program, the candidate will propose an innovative program of high-quality research that includes collaboration with researchers in closely related fields and supervision of graduate students. They will also teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels (a reduced teaching assignment will be in place during the term of the Chair) and provide service to the unit. Applicants whose research aligns with the University’s Strategic Plan and Research Strategic Plan and Government of Canada priorities are preferred.

The role includes appointment to a full-time tenure or tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor within a relevant department/school. All CERC appointments are subject to review and contingent upon approval by the CERC Secretariat (results expected Spring 2023). The salary range for the position will depend upon the rank (i.e., Associate Professor, Professor) and the discipline. Negotiations will be considered at the discretion of each hiring department.

Candidates should be at the rank of Full Professor or be an Associate Professor who is expected to be promoted to the rank of Full Professor within one to two years of the nomination. Alternatively, if from outside the academic sector, nominees must possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed at these levels. The CERC program imposes no restrictions on nominees with regard to nationality or country of residence. Researchers who hold a full-time academic appointment at a Canadian institution are eligible, but should they be nominated the University will be required to demonstrate the net benefit to Canada in moving the researcher from one Canadian institution to another.

At Waterloo, it’s recognized that legitimate career interruptions can have an impact on research achievements. Applicants are encouraged to explain further how this may affect them in their application. Contact the Office of Research for full CERC information including further details on eligibility criteria.

Review of applications will begin on February 21, 2022. Apply in confidence with a curriculum vitae, cover letter, research statement, teaching dossier, and up to five sample research outputs. Three letters of reference will be requested for applicants invited for an interview. If applicable, applicants are also invited to submit an optional letter or oral statement of support from the individual’s community that describes the individual’s involvement/role within the community, or a statement of lived experience. Send application packages to: Dr. Charmaine Dean, Vice-President, University Research, Office of Research, University of Waterloo at cerc@uwaterloo.ca.

Interested candidates for Faculty of Mathematics positions are encouraged to send their inquiries to deanmath@uwaterloo.ca.

Indigenous and Black excellence faculty hiring

As part of the University-wide initiative to address systemic underrepresentation of Indigenous and Black faculty and to ensure equity, diversity, and inclusivity for all, the Faculty of Mathematics is hiring tenure-track/tenured academic appointments to increase representation of academics who are:

  • self-identify as Indigenous (i.e., status and non-status First Nations, Inuit/Inuk, Métis and those from tribal nations and Indigenous communities across Turtle Island).
  • self-identify as Black.

New professorial positions are available for broad areas of research across all Faculty of Mathematics disciplines, including all areas of mathematics, actuarial science, statistics and computer science. The positions are at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor levels, with the intention to recruit faculty at a range of career stages.  Recruitment for these new positions is open and will continue until all positions are successfully filled. 

The Faculty of Mathematics has reserved a number of Faculty of Mathematics Research chairs which may be available to supplement new hires into these positions. Additional details on the Faculty of Mathematics Research Chairs can be found here.

More information on the University of Waterloo initiative for Indigenous and Black faculty hires, and application instructions, can be found here.

Interested candidates for Faculty of Mathematics positions are encouraged to send their inquiries to Recruitment.Provost@uwaterloo.ca

Associate or Full Professors, Indigenous Excellence—Tier 1 Canada Research Chair

The University of Waterloo (Waterloo) is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) who will contribute to Indigenous excellence at the University and to Waterloo’s goal of a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusivity for all through increasing the representation of self-identified Indigenous academics (i.e., status and non-status First Nations, Inuk (Inuit), Métis and those from tribal nations and Indigenous communities across Turtle Island). This goal complements Waterloo’s cluster-hiring initiative for Indigenous scholars. Waterloo’s active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations, led by our AVP Indigenous Relations, Jean Becker. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2022, though the actual start date is flexible.

All areas of mathematics, statistics and computer science will be considered.  Interested candidates for Faculty of Mathematics positions are encouraged to send their inquiries to deanmath@uwaterloo.ca. All applicants to this open Tier 1 CRC position must self-identify as Indigenous using the self-identification applicant survey. Because this is a special opportunity for self-identified Indigenous applicants, applicant self-identification information will be used for the purposes of screening and consideration. Please note that this information will be securely accessed only by members of a central selection committee and, for nominees selected, for the fulfillment of CRC program purposes(s) detailed at: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/equity-equite/index-eng.aspx.

Tenure track faculty and lecturer positions available

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We also have sessional teaching positions available. Fill out the application form.