Applying for Membership in the School of Mathematics

Please apply to the School of Mathematics through MathJobs.

  • Application open this summer: date TBA.
  • Application close date: December 1.
  • Deadline for letters of recommendation: December 1.


The IAS School of Mathematics welcomes applications from mathematicians and theoretical computer scientists at all career levels, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and mid-career scientists (5-15 years from Ph.D.). Competitive salaries, on-campus housing, and other resources are available for periods of 2-11 months for researchers in all mathematical subject areas. Successful candidates will be free to devote themselves full-time to research. With generous support from the National Science Foundation, the School selects approximately 85 Members per year in the following five categories:

Post-Doctoral Membership (~35 positions)

For those not more than 5 years from their Ph.D., about 35 stipendiary post-doctoral memberships of 1 or 2 years duration are available in all areas of mathematics and theoretical computer science. 12-18 of these positions are funded by the National Science Foundation.

Post-Doctoral Joint Positions (~10 positions)

Post-doctoral applicants in computer science and discrete mathematics may apply for a two-year position offered jointly with DIMACS at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Post-doctoral applicants in all areas of mathematics may apply for a Veblen Research Instructorship – a three-year position in partnership with Princeton University Department of Mathematics. Successful applicants spend two years at Princeton University, where they are responsible for both teaching and research, and one year at the IAS to concentrate on research. Veblen candidates will also be considered for the Bourgain Fellowship, a joint four-year position: two years at Princeton without teaching duties and two years at the Institute for Advanced Study. Candidates for joint positions must apply to both the IAS and to the other institution.

Von Neumann Fellowships (~8 positions)

About 8 von Neumann Fellowships are available to distinguished mid-career mathematicians and theoretical computer scientists, 5 to 15 years from their PhD. Each position comes with a fellowship grant equivalent to a competitive salary, and 4-6 of these positions are funded by the National Science Foundation.

Other Mid-to-Senior Career Level Memberships (~12 positions)

Mid-to-senior career-level memberships are usually 1 year in duration, but can be for just 1 term. These are available to researchers in all areas of mathematics and theoretical computer science at any career stage beyond 5 years from PhD, including those on sabbatical leave. Limited financial support is available to those without sufficient external funds.

Special-Year Program Membership (~20 positions)

Special-Year Program Membership (~20 positions)
About 20 memberships are available to those of all career stages who are interested in actively participating in the Special-Year Program. These may be stipendiary or non-stipendiary. They are usually 1 year in duration, but can be for just one term. During the 2024-25 academic year, the School will have a special program on Algebraic and Geometric Combinatorics. June Huh from Princeton University will be the Distinguished Visiting Professor.


The deadline for applications and all supporting materials (including reference letters) is December 1.