Job Search Information

Tips and Advice on Job Searching from A Graduate

Employment in Academic Institutions

You can find academic job advertisements at the following websites.

The Graduate Student Council has collected sample job application materials from alumni and faculty, which you can view here:

For academic jobs that will begin in the Fall, the first application deadlines will generally be around October 1 during the preceding year, and new jobs will be posted throughout the academic year. A few places might have deadlines in late September.

If you are interested, information about the NSF postdoc application process is available at and the deadline is typically in mid-October. Fun fact: the NSF abbreviation for the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is MSPRF. While everyone outside NSF calls this the "NSF Postdoc", inside the NSF it is referred to as "mouseproof".

Applied and Industrial Mathematics

A wealth of information regarding jobs in business, industry, and government can be found at the BIG Math Network:

For jobs in business, industry, and government, a resource for finding job advertisements that is frequently recommended by our alumni is

Many UK Math PhD alumni work in business, industry, and government. If you would like to connect with one of our alumni to talk about searching for jobs in these areas, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies.

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