Logging In, Getting Started -- writers of reference letters
      Receiving your login information

Applicants at MathJobs.Org enter reference writer names into the system and may, at any time, have email sent to the reference writer giving login and password information.

Please note that Mathjobs.Org expects your login to be your email address as entered by the applicant. In the email, you (as a reference letter writer) will be given a choice to either link directly to the letter upload screen, or login using the exact email identity supplied by the applicant and the password contained in the email.

If you log in and do not see all the applicants on your REFS list, it is due to multiple email addresses being used by applicants to list you in the system. In that case, please clarify with the applicants the one address to use; an applicant can change their coversheet at any time.

      Login to MathJobs.Org

To log in, go to the link on the main MathJobs.Org page under the Login subheader, ...as Writer of reference letters. Enter your Email Address and the Password that was given to you in the email you received from MathJobs.

Please note that if you have previously been given a Mathjobs.org password as a reference writer, you will be asked to use the old password and it will not be repeated in the email. If this causes a problem, then please utilize the "Forgot your password?" option on the login screen.

You will also have two additional options: turn off caching and save my login. The default is neither.

  • You can turn off caching if you need extra security. This will prevent any of your MathJobs pages from being stored on your computer. This would also mean that you could not utilize the Back button on your browser, since your previous pages would have not been stored for you.
  • Save my login will save your login information for future sessions, so that you will not need to enter your login information again.

Clicking on the Forgot your password? link will enable you to have your password reset. You will get a password reset form where you just enter your email address and click on submit. You will receive a return email with your new password very shortly.

      Getting Started

You will be on the Refs page once you have logged into Mathjobs.Org. The actions available to you are presented as *links* across the top of the page.

Following are steps that reference writers will want to take as they get started:

  • Submit or update letters of reference

The Refs link is where you create, submit, or update your reference letters for an applicant. You can also view that applicant's cover sheet. For more details, see Refs on the User Guide page. Please note that all reference letters are confidential.

  • View all current job listings

    View the current open positions by clicking on the Jobs link. For more details, see Jobs on the User Guide page.


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