University of Waterloo


The Department of Combinatorics and Optimization ( in the  Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo invites applications for one tenure-track  faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Associate or Full Professors with tenure will  be considered in special cases that substantially enhance the reputation of the department.  The focus area for this position is cryptography, and emphasis will be given to candidates  in this area. However, stellar candidates in the research areas of algebraic combinatorics,  continuous optimization, discrete optimization, and graph theory, who can greatly  enhance the research and teaching profile of the department, are also welcome to apply.

A Ph.D. degree and evidence of excellence in research and teaching are required.  Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active program of research, to attract  and supervise graduate students, and to participate in undergraduate and graduate  teaching. The salary range for the position is $105,000 to $155,000. Negotiations beyond  this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. The anticipated start  date will be July 1, 2023.

Interested individuals should apply using the MathJobs site  ( Applications should include a curriculum  vitae, research and teaching statements, and up to three reprints/preprints. In addition, at least  three reference letters should be submitted.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process,  or eligibility, please contact or Chaitanya Swamy, Chair, Department of  Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1.  The closing date for receipt of applications is December 1, 2022.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional  territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is  situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on  each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our  campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized  within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (  

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff.  The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is  committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who  embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications  from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including  applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black,  racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you  have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, or have questions  regarding

the position, application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact or Chaitanya Swamy, Chair, Department of Combinatorics and  Optimization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents  will be given priority.

Three reasons to apply: