Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Director Search Announced

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, California invites applications for the position of Director. This appointment is for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2022, with the possibility of renewal. 

MSRI is one of the world’s preeminent centers for research in the mathematical sciences and has been advancing knowledge through mathematical research since 1982. Located in the hills above the University of California, Berkeley campus, MSRI hosts some 2,000 mathematicians each year, for stays of up to one academic year. MSRI is independent of UC Berkeley but enjoys a close relationship with the mathematics department and the campus at large. To learn more, visit our website at or watch this introductory film:  Introduction to the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).

MSRI also serves the wider community through activities in mathematics education, public outreach and films for general audiences. Through its public outreach programs, MSRI makes mathematics visible and attractive to those outside the field. MSRI is also widely known for its events highlighting the fundamental role played by mathematics in our cultural heritage. It has been supported from its origins by the National Science Foundation, now joined by the National Security Agency, over 100 Academic Sponsor Institutions, by a range of private foundations, and by generous and farsighted individuals. 

The incoming director has a unique opportunity to build on these successes and to lead MSRI in the advancement of its multifaceted mission.

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This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive compensation, benefits package. This position is partially funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).