American University, Mathematics and Statistics

Position Title: Instructor or Professorial Lecturer Department of Mathematics and Statistics College of Arts and Sciences American University
Position Location: Washington, District of Columbia 20016, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics and Statistics
Application Deadline: (posted 2021/06/02, listed until 2021/12/02)
Position Description:    

Position Announcement: Instructor or Professorial Lecturer Department of Mathematics and Statistics College of Arts and Sciences American University 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for three one-year term faculty positions for Academic Year 2021-2022. Rank will depend on terminal degree, and if appropriate, stature in the field. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 30, 2021. Review of submitted materials is guaranteed if the materials are received by June 25th, 2021. The search will continue until the position is filled, or until August 13th, 2021 whichever comes first. 

Applicants should hold a Master’s degree (initial rank: Instructor) or a Ph.D. (initial rank: Professorial Lecturer). Some teaching experience in service level statistics courses is preferred. The position will require the incumbent to teach 18-21 credits hours per year (equivalent to 3 courses per semester) of mathematics or statistics courses, mostly at the undergraduate level. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in School and University activities and service. 

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers. Please contact Chris Mitchell, Director of Undergraduate Studies, 317-750-7325 or if you have any questions.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including recently developed MS degrees in Data Science and the Mathematics of Information Science and Security. The Department is organized under the College of Arts and Sciences, which is where scholarship in the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences is pursued. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at, and about the department at
American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. 

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

Faculty Search Plan

For Internal Use Only

Position Title/Classification


Instructor or Professorial Lecturer

Position Number



Search Objective

To hire three people at the rank of Instructor or Professorial Lecturer to handle larger than expected enrollment in AY2021

Search Committee Chair


Chris Mitchell

Search Committee


Mary Gray, Olga Cordero Brana, James Dickens, Mike Limarzi

Recruitment Strategy

Our strategy is to reach out to local candidates by reaching out to the local mathematics and statistics community.

Placement of Position Announcement: Publications, Web Sites, and Other

The American University HR website; the MathJobs website; the website of the American Statistical Association



We will post the ad as soon as it is approved.  We will guarantee consideration for application received for four weeks following the posting of the ad on the AU website (June 25).  We will construct a short list of 6 candidates to be interviewed.  Interviews will be conducted over a two days using Zoom.  We intend to make offers as soon as the committee agrees on the list of final candidates, which will be no later than August 13th.    Regardless of outcome, the search will conclude on August 13th

EEO and Affirmative Action Goals

Diversity of faculty is a very important end for the department, and our search will reflect this as a priority.  We intend to advertise with AMS, NAM, SACNAS, AWM if this is compatible with the publication schedules of these organizations.






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Contact: Chris Mitchell, Director of Undergraduate Studies, 317-750-7325, 202-885-3155 (fax)
Postal Mail:
Faculty Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20018-8050
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