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CAIMS*SCMAI E-News Volume 22 Number 7

Editor: Christina Christara

  1. Pacific Rim Mathematical Association (PRIMA) Congress 2022
  2. Academic positions in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Applied Mathematics
  3. Academic position (CRC T2) in the University of Guelph, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

1. Pacific Rim Mathematical Association (PRIMA) Congress 2022

The 2022 Pacific Rim Mathematical Association Congress will be taking place in Vancouver, Canada, December 4-9, 2022.
The fourth meeting will be hosted by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver.

PRIMA was established to bring a well-coordinated and concerted effort to discuss the latest developments in the mathematical sciences with countries that make up the Pacific Rim. PRIMA’s goal is to stimulate a vibrant and interconnected mathematical community whose activities have an unprecedented impact on economic, social, and cultural development. Past congresses have been hosted in Australia (2009), China (2013) and Mexico (2017), with more than 300 participants at each session.

At the 2022 Congress registered participants will be able to attend:
• Public and Plenary lectures
• Special Sessions
• PRIMA Career Fair
• PRIMA Early Career Research Showcase
• Networking opportunities

Registration dates:
Early Reg: Now through to July 31
• Regular Reg: Aug 1 – Oct 15
• Late Reg: Oct 15 – Dec 9

*Graduate students from PIMS partner sites are eligible for a special discount (see website for details).

Early Career Research Showcase
Early career researchers are encouraged to submit proposals for talks and posters before August 31, 2022.

Applications for travel funding are also being accepted.

More information, including submissions, see https://prima2022.primamath.org/

For queries, please contact the PRIMA Organizing Team at events@pims.math.ca

2. Academic positions in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Applied Mathematics

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Applied Mathematics, has openings for two types of academic positions,
1. Assistant Professor in Applied Statistics and Financial Mathematics / Engineering and Computational Mathematics / Applied Optimization and Operations Research / Data Science and Analytics (three posts) (Ref. 220707010)
2. Research Assistant Professor in Applied Statistics and Financial Mathematics / Engineering and Computational Mathematics / Applied Optimization and Operations Research / Data Science and Analytics (two posts) (Ref. 220707011)

Both positions are in the same areas, and both involve teaching and research,
but the Research Assistant Professor position focuses more on conducting
research as the main duty and actively pursuing external research grants,
while the Assistant Professor position involves, besides engaging in research,
excellence in teaching and supervising MPhil and PhD students.

Applications for the Assistant Professor position are through
Applications for the Research Assistant Professor position are through
A doctoral degree in a related field, excellence in research record and competitiveness in teaching, as well as proficiency in written and spoken English are at minimum required.
Consideration of applications will commence on 28 July 2022 until the positions are filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/pics_for_recruitment/.

Highly competitive packages will be offered for both positions.

The Department of Applied Mathematics (AMA) is part of the Faculty of Science. The Department offers Bachelor of Science Scheme in Data Science, and makes a significant contribution to most of other academic programmes of the University by providing service teaching. It also offers master programmes in Applied Mathematics for Science and Technology with specialisms in Decision Science, Actuarial and Investment Science, Operational Research and Risk Analysis, and Data Science and Analytics. Members of the Department have expertise in applied optimization and optimal control, engineering computation, operational research, management science, applied statistics, FinTech, data science and machine learning. There are currently 51 academic staff and about 36 research personnel in the Department. Please visit the website at
for more information about the Department.

The Department has established a Joint Laboratory of Applied Mathematics with the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The appointees are expected to be actively involved in the activities of the Laboratory.

HK PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.

3. Academic position (CRC T2) in the University of Guelph, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The University of Guelph, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, invites
applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, through an NSERC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in One Health approaches to Mathematical or Statistical Modelling.
This position is part of a cluster hire in One Health, which includes two other Tier 2 Chairs. Tier 2 CRCs, tenable for five years and renewable once, are for emerging researchers acknowledged by their peers as world-class. For each Tier 2 Chair, the institution receives $100,000 annually for five years (which can be used for salary and research).
The successful applicant will be a Mathematical or Statistical Scientist with an outstanding world-class research program pertaining to One Health related topics and, at minimum, a PhD degree in a related field.

For more information about eligibility and the Tier 2 Justification Process, please contact Ailsa Kay, Manager, Strategic Programs at ailsakay@uoguelph.ca. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information.

The CRC program is committed to excellence in research and research training and is promoting exemplary practices with respect to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). The goals of research excellence can only be met when equity and diversity are integrated into the research initiative. The CRC program reflects the federal government’s commitment to equity and diversity in employment. It aims to ensure the appropriate representation of women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples and racialized persons.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Positions are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Review of applications and nominations will begin on August 23, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Process
Assessment of applications will begin on August 23, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials to mathjobs at


1. A full curriculum vitae.
2. An Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion statement (one-page) that describes the applicant’s past experience with attracting and mentoring a diverse group of students, trainees and research personnel, and establishing an equitable and inclusive research environment.
3. A four-page (maximum) statement that includes:
◦ An overview of the applicant’s research proposal, including knowledge mobilization and any innovation activities.
◦ How the research fits in with the One Health Framework.
◦ How the proposed research embeds EDI considerations at each stage of the research process.
◦ Alignment with U of G’s existing or emerging areas of research strength.
4. Names and contact information for three references. Referees of shortlisted candidates will be contacted and these references must meet the CRCP’s conflict of interest requirements for Tier 2 nominations. The three letters must meet the Tier 2 letters of nomination criteria found at: https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/referees-repondants-eng.aspx

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