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The SCGP seeks Research Assistant Professors/Postdocs for Fall 2021

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics has openings for four Research Assistant Professors (Postdocs) in the coming academic year in both mathematics and physics. The position is for a fixed term of three years with an expected start date of September 1, 2021.  Stony Brook University’s Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is an endowed research organization devoted to furthering fundamental knowledge in geometry and theoretical physics, especially knowledge at the interface of these two disciplines.  It is expected that RAPs will have a daily presence at the Center during the Stony Brook academic year and be an active participant in the activities of the Center that overlap with their scientific interests. RAPs are expected to assist in the organization of workshops and programs in the Center, perform independent and collaborative research, apply for research grants and prepare their work for publication. For more information about the Center, visit: SCGP – About and SCGP – Science.

To apply for the following positions, please complete the application process at the following links:


*** Please note that there is no formal application on AcademicJobs; it is simply an advertisement for our two Physics RAP postings that will direct you to apply on Interfolio. To apply to this position on Interfolio, visit the following link:


*** Please note that for the mathematics RAP position, you are required to apply both on Mathjobs AND on Interfolio. Applications  that are not submitted on BOTH platforms will not be considered.

To apply to this position on Interfolio, visit the following link:

Candidates are required to have:

i. A Ph.D. in Mathematics (Geometry, broadly construed) or Theoretical Physics.
ii. A proven research record.
Preference will be given to candidates earning a Ph.D. within the last two years.

The deadlines for candidates are as follows:

Physics – preference will be given to candidates who apply before November 30, 2020 however the positions will remain open until filled.

Mathematics – preference will be given to candidates who apply before December 31, 2020 however the positions will remain open until filled.

The SCGP and Stony Brook University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

About Stony Brook University:
Stony Brook University, one of four research-intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. The University embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and its rankings bear that out. It’s included among the top 1% of universities in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings and among the top 40 public universities by U.S.News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. As Long Island’s largest single-site employer, Stony Brook has nearly 15,000 full- and part-time employees, including more than 2,700 faculty. It enrolled roughly 26,800 students in fall 2019 — 17,900 undergraduate students and 8,900 graduate students — and offers more than 200 majors, minors and combined-degree programs. The Department of Athletics supports 18 Division I varsity intercollegiate athletic programs that compete at the highest level within the NCAA. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook is situated on 1,454 wooded acres, encompassing 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities, including an 8,300-seat stadium and a 4,000-seat arena; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. Also part of the University is a teaching and research campus in Southampton, New York, which offers graduate arts programs and is the site of the Marine Sciences Center. In addition, Stony Brook has a role in running, and performs joint research with, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, NY, and the Humanities Institute, with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, Stony Brook sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.