# Applications

__How to Apply__

Please apply to the School of Mathematics through MathJobs. Applications open on June 1 and close on December 1. The deadline for letters of recommendation is December 1.

__Overview__

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 PhD). Competitive salaries, on-campus housing, and other resources are available for periods of 4-11 months for researchers in all mathematical subject areas. Successful candidates will be free to devote themselves full-time to research. The School supports approximately 85 Members per year in the following five categories:

__Post-Doctoral Membership (~35 positions)__

For those not more than 5 years from their PhD, about 35 stipendiary post-doctoral memberships of 1 or 2 years duration are available in all areas of mathematics and theoretical computer science.

__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 Princeton University Department of Computer Science or 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 2 years at Princeton University, where they are responsible for both teaching and research, and 1 year at the IAS to concentrate on research. 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.

__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)__

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. In 2020-2021, there will be a special-year program, Geometric and Modular Representation Theory, led by Geordie Williamson of the University of Sydney.

__Deadline__

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