University of Southern Maine

Position ID: 2350-APMATH [#14734]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Portland, Maine 04104, United States
Subject Areas: Analysis, Algebra,Topology, Geometry
Application Deadline: 2019/11/19help popup finished (2019/10/04, finished 2020/05/24, listed until 2019/11/19)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Southern Maine (USM) invites applications for a tenure-track position in mathematics in the areas of analysis, algebra, topology, or geometry at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 2020. The University of Southern Maine is a member of the University of Maine System with campuses in Gorham, Lewiston-Auburn, and Portland, Maine.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a BA in Mathematics and an MS in Statistics degrees in programs designed to emphasize student exploration of these disciplines in the context of a broad background of their foundations. Among the three concentrations we offer as part of our BA major program, pure mathematics, applied mathematics/operations research, and statistics, the department offers a secondary education track for teacher certification and the 4+1 accelerated statistics program culminating in a master’s degree.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the promise of continued growth as a mathematician and the capacity to be productive in research while contributing toward the department’s objectives for teaching, scholarship, and mentorship.  Candidates should exhibit a desire to seek excellence in their teaching and a dedication to their research programs along with a commitment to fostering a welcoming learning community and environment for promoting student achievement. We seek candidates interested in mentoring and teaching our undergraduate students who are diverse in many dimensions, including first-generation college students, ethnic and racial minorities, low-income students, women, and LGBTQ students. Moreover, the candidates we seek would attempt to obtain external research funding to support their research activities while maintaining active collaborations and publication record.

Portland is Maine’s most populous city and the economic and cultural center of the state with a variety of musical, culinary, and artistic venues. As a coastal New England city in the proximity of a two hour drive to interior lakes and mountains and, otherwise, to the Boston urban center, Portland offers the accessibility of a low crime-rate city with the opportunities for both natural and cultural exploration. Gorham is 10 miles from downtown Portland in the midst of scenic countryside. Lewiston-Auburn is located 30 minutes north of Portland and midway between the coast and the western mountains.

We live our USM Service Promise: Student Focused Every Day and we are searching for  a faculty member who understands that promise and supports our values: Response & Care, Integrity, and Equity.

We are the University of Everyone – committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants who are multilingual.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in mathematics in the areas of analysis, algebra, topology, or geometry by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in teaching mathematics at the college level, including the implementing of teaching strategies that complement myriad student learning styles in the in-person and online forums, is preferred.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of mathematics courses (9 credit hours per semester), including some in the area of the candidate’s area of expertise, be productive in mathematical research, participate in service to the department, college, and university, including curriculum development and assessment, professional development.

Other Information

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes paid time off (holidays, vacation, and sick), health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, a tuition waiver program for employees and dependents, a 403(b) retirement plan, among other benefits.

Please see for more information on the faculty benefits packages offered and for general employment information.

How to Apply

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You will create an applicant profile and complete an application.  You will need to upload a cover letter addressing your interest in USM; a resume/curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; a research statement; and a diversity statement addressing how their professional principles complement our institutional commitment to fostering an inclusive learning environment in a diverse community of scholars. We also require three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should directly address your teaching performance;  Please make sure to enter a valid email address for your references (on the application) as we will request the letter of reference to be uploaded to us confidentially.

All materials must be submitted by November 19, 2019.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).


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