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September  1, 2014

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF DIRECTOR OF THE FIELDS INSTITUTE

TORONTO, Monday, June 25, 2007 - The term of the current Director, Barbara Lee Keyfitz, will end June 30, 2008. The Institute is now calling for nominations and applications for the position of Director.

The Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences, founded in 1992, carries on specialized year-long programs, seminars, workshops, short courses and a broad spectrum of activities across the mathematical sciences. Through these activities it brings together experts, young mathematicians and graduate students to work on issues of current research interest. It is housed in a dedicated building on the campus of the University of Toronto, and has office space for its staff of 15 and up to 75 visitors. It is funded by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (Canada) and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (Ontario), and is supported by seven sponsoring universities (Carleton, McMaster, Ottawa, Toronto, Waterloo, Western, and York), as well as several affiliated universities and corporate sponsors.

The Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute with responsibility for the Institute's scientific leadership and overall operations and budget. The term of office is three to five years, renewable once. Candidates should be researchers with strong international stature in the mathematical sciences, and should have proven administrative experience.

The members of the search committee for the new Director of the Fields Institute are Mayer Alvo, Jim Arthur, Thomas Salisbury, Philip Siller (Chair), Mary Thompson, Philippe Tondeur. This committee is currently receiving nominations and applications, and will consider candidates beginning in August 2007.

Nominations and applications, including curriculum vitae, should be made, in confidence to:

Director Search
The Fields Institute
222 College Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3J1 Canada

For more information, please contact
Manager of Operations, Luke Chang:
Telephone: (416) 348-9710 x2014
E-mail: lchang@fields.utoronto.ca
Website: www.fields.utoronto.ca