Seattle Pacific University, Mathematics

Position ID: 2501-ASSISTPROF [#19320]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Seattle, Washington 98119, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Starting Date: 2022/09/01
Application Deadline: none (posted 2021/12/20)
Position Description:    

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About Seattle Pacific University:

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission.

We also especially welcome applicants who can demonstrate effective teaching and mentoring of students from underrepresented backgrounds since 50% of incoming freshmen and 43% of all undergraduate students are from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. In addition, slightly more than one third (34%) of all undergraduates are first-generation students.

About the Department of Mathematics

The Mathematics department at Seattle Pacific University offers a BA in Mathematics, BS in Mathematics, and BS in Applied Mathematics and also supports a minor in data analytics and a mathematics concentration for prospective elementary teachers. Our students go on to teaching, graduate studies, and work in business and industry. Math majors complete a research project under faculty mentorship and joint research with undergraduates is encouraged. The department services programs in science and engineering and has a role in the general education program of the University.

Diversity Statement

As part of our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse staff and faculty. Diversity is an ethos that is inseparable from our Christian faith. At SPU, we recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation and a core theme of the gospel. At the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully.

We strive to become a workplace of choice and to recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey by starting a career at SPU! Learn more about SPU's commitment to diversity and opportunities for our employees to deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.

Seattle Pacific University provides reasonable accommodation to applicants. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the application or hiring process please contact the Human Resources Department at (206)281-2809, or email Notification must be given at least five (5) working days before the accommodation is needed.

Job Description:

  • Full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Mathematics position, available September 2022.
  • Regular nine-month load of about 33 quarter credits in undergraduate mathematics and statistics courses.
  • Advising undergraduates.
  • Supervision of undergraduate research projects.
  • Establish and maintain an active program of research/scholarship.
  • Active service and participation in the life of the department, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the University.


  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics, or closely related field. ABD candidates may be considered.
  • Candidates in any specialization are encouraged to apply. Some preference may be given to candidates with expertise in areas of applied mathematics or data science.
  • Commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.
  • Compatibility with SPU's ecumenical Christian mission as expressed in the SPU's Statement of Faith. Candidates are required to submit a faith statement with their application.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference given to candidates with the versatility to teach a wide range of topics in mathematics and statistics, including introductory statistics courses.
  • Experience with diverse populations and issues in equity.

Additional Information:

Position will remain open until filled.

This is a full time position with excellent benefits. SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and to a retirement account after one year of eligibility in the plan. Tuition discount program available for the employee and qualified immediate family members.

All SPU employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit documentary proof of vaccination unless an exception applies.  For more information, see SPU's Vaccination Requirements FAQs webpage.

Application Instructions:

Applications should be submitted online through Interview Exchange at: Review of applications will begin in January 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The online application includes an official SPU application form and a faith statement of approximately one page. Please attach a curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement of approximately one page, and other supporting documents.  All inquiries should be addressed to:

Dr. John Hossler, Chair
Department of Mathematics
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119

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Contact: Dr. John Hossler, Chair, 206-281-2957
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Mathematics Department
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
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