University of Puget Sound

Position ID: 1483-APM [#10544]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Tacoma, Washington 98416, United States
Application Deadline: finished (2017/08/15, finished 2017/10/27, listed until 2018/02/15)
Position Description:    

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University of Puget Sound

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Job ID: 3680

Location: Math & Computer Science

Full/Part Time: Full-Time


The University of Puget Sound Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications for a full-time tenure-line position in mathematics beginning Fall 2018 at the rank of Assistant Professor.


The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is seeking a tenure-line assistant professor with expertise in statistics or applied mathematics with some background in statistics. The standard teaching assignment is three courses per semester of lower- and upper-level undergraduate courses within the department's curriculum. Other duties include continuation of professional development, supervision of undergraduate research projects, advising students, and participation in departmental and university governance.


Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in statistics, mathematics, or a closely related field by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses in statistics or applied mathematics. Candidates are generally expected to teach two lower-level courses, including both introductory and intermediate applied statistics, and one upper-level course each semester.

The University of Puget Sound is a selective liberal arts college, and candidates should have a commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests can incorporate or generate undergraduate research projects.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Assistant Professor

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.

More information about the department can be found at

Diversity Statement

  • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
  • We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
  • We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than October 1, 2017 to ensure consideration.

Required Documents:

Please submit curriculum vitae (CV) when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • Teaching statement
  • Research statement
  • Diversity Statement (see details below)
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference, at least one of which should be regarding teaching. You will be prompted to specify the email addresses of the reference providers at the time of application. The system will email these providers to request a letter on the next business day.

Optional Documents:

  • Teaching evaluations

Candidate's Diversity Statement:

As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the candidate's diversity statement, applicants should comment how their teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service would support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound's current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at prior to writing this statement.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA

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