J.J. Sylvester Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University solicits applications for three J.J. Sylvester Assistant Professorships beginning Fall 2021.

The J.J. Sylvester Assistant Professorship is a three-year position offered to recent PhDs with outstanding research potential. Candidates in all areas of pure mathematics are encouraged to apply. One of the three positions this year carries a preference for candidates working in number theory or representation theory while the area for the other positions are open. The teaching load is three courses per academic year.

Applications may be submitted online at Please submit your AMS cover sheet, curriculum vitae, and research and teaching statements, and arrange the submission of at least four letters of recommendation, one of which addresses teaching.

Applications received by November 15, 2020 will be given priority.

Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and encourages applications from members of these and other protected groups. We are committed to conducting a broad and inclusive search for a candidate who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the JHU community. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant. If you have questions concerning this position, please contact Joyce Moody at