Swarthmore College, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: Swarthmore-TT_MATH [#18190]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/15, finished 2022/02/23, listed until 2022/03/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in applied mathematics, broadly defined, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2022. We seek candidates with an active research program and a demonstrated ability to teach at both the introductory and advanced undergraduate level, in a manner that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. The teaching load is four courses a year, normally divided equally between the two semesters. Candidates should have a PhD in hand by Fall 2022.

Our department offers a vibrant undergraduate program with a major in mathematics, which can include an emphasis in applied mathematics or in statistics. This multidisciplinary environment is a rich and collegial setting for student education and faculty research. The Swarthmore undergraduate student body has 44% U.S. minority enrollment and 11% international enrollment. Reflecting the institution’s values, our department is diverse and inclusive, with two-thirds of our tenure-line faculty being women, people of color, and/or members of the LGBTQ+ community. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups with respect to gender, race and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability status, socioeconomic background, and other axes of diversity.

Please include

(1) a cover letter that is specific about how you would thrive at Swarthmore and how you could positively influence an undergraduate-only institution. You should also discuss how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or outreach might support Swarthmore’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Applications should also include:

(2) a curriculum vitae, including a section that specifies the courses you have taught as a teaching assistant or as the instructor of record,

(3) a research statement, including specific (past or future) opportunities for undergraduate research,

(4) a teaching statement that specifies your philosophy, policies, and practices that support student success and encourage the inclusion of students from underrepresented groups in the field, and

(5) three letters of recommendation, including at least one that addresses teaching beyond what may be found in student evaluations.

Please submit all application materials to http://www.mathjobs.org. Only if this is not possible, send the materials to: Math Search Committee, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1390. Inquiries about the position may be sent to mathstatsearch@swarthmore.edu, which will be checked every few days throughout the search.

All completed applications received by October 31, 2021 will receive full consideration. Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington, DE, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society, both within and outside the department. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see http://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
610 328 8246
Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Swarthmore College
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1390