BIRS Scientific Director Search

Posted on Thu, Nov 21 2019 17:15:00
The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery invites applications or nominations for the position of Scientific Director for a five-year term commencing July 1, 2020 or as soon as convenient thereafter.

BIRS is an independent research station located on the campus of the world-renowned Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta. The station fosters collaborative and cross-disciplinary research in the mathematical sciences through intense scientific interactions in a magnificent mountain setting complete with full accommodation, board and modern facilities.

A joint Canada-US-Mexico initiative, BIRS is funded by the governments of Canada, USA, Mexico and Alberta. BIRS has recently expanded its programs to include two affiliate stations, Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico and IAS-Hangzhou in China. In total, BIRS and its affiliated stations host more than 3500 researchers from 400 institutions in over 60 countries who participate in well over 100 different programs. Major programming is week-long intense workshops with the stations also accommodating two-day weekend meetings and multi-week working meetings for small groups. See for more information about the station.

Candidates should be active researchers in the mathematical sciences with high international stature, strong interpersonal and administrative skills, and have enthusiasm and a vision for the station. A letter of application together with a CV and names of three references should be sent to [email protected]. Expressions of interest or nominations are welcome and can also be sent to this address. Women and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. BIRS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer.

The Search Committee will consider dossiers on or about December 15, 2019. After that date, applications and nominations will be considered until the position is filled.

*Scientific Director Position Profile
*Station Profile
*Search Committee