The University of Scranton, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 1741-TTP [#14806]
Position Title: Assistant Professor(s)
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510, United States [map]
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2019/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/10/10, finished 2020/06/07)
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Employer Information

The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding.  The University is a community dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share its life.  As a Catholic and Jesuit institution of nearly 4,000 undergraduate and more than 1,500 graduate students, The University of Scranton delivers a meaningful education that challenges its students morally, spiritually, and intellectually.

Job Description

The Mathematics Department at The University of Scranton invites applications for one or two tenure-track positions to begin August 2020.  Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field with research specializing in some variety of applied mathematics by September 1, 2020.  The department is in the midst of redesigning our offerings in applied mathematics, and applicants should have the willingness and the ability, or show the potential ability, to enhance our undergraduate program in this area.  This includes mentoring upper-level students, contributing to curriculum development, advising majors, and interacting with faculty from other departments.  The ability to contribute to course offerings in the areas of actuarial science and data science and an interest in engaging undergraduates in research-based activities are particularly desirable.  Applicants must be able and will be expected to teach courses across the undergraduate mathematics curriculum.  Candidates who are passionate about teaching in a liberal arts tradition and pursuing interdisciplinary research are encouraged to apply. 

All candidates must indicate how they would help communicate and support the Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission of the University.  The University's mission statement and a description of the history and aims of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at

The University embraces diversity, and promotes an inclusive campus community, which values the expression of differences. The University encourages applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.  University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. 

Please indicate if you will be present at the joint AMS/MAA meetings in Denver during January 2020.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  Complete applications received by December 1, 2019 will be given full consideration.


Interested applicants must apply online at  A complete online application will consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable in the initial review).  In addition, applicants will need to supply the names and email addresses for three references, at least one of whom can address the applicant's teaching experience and effectiveness.  Confidential letters of recommendation will be requested at the time of application.

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Department of Mathematics
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA 18510
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