University of Puget Sound

Position ID: 1483-VAPM [#24255]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor - Mathematics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Tacoma, Washington 98416, United States
Application Deadline: none (posted 2024/01/29)
Position Description:    

Visiting Assistant Professor - Mathematics

Appointment: One-year visiting assistant professor in mathematics for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Responsibilities/Description: Teach six courses for the year, to include a mix of lower- and upper-division courses. Interest and expertise in teaching statistics or calculus is especially valued. The specific courses will depend on the applicant's interests and background.

Qualifications: A doctoral degree (ABD considered) in mathematics or a related discipline and a commitment to liberal arts education are required.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin March 18, 2024, and continue until position is filled.

Compensation and Benefits:
Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Faculty salaries at the University of Puget Sound are based on a common salary scale based on experience. Assistant Professor salaries begin at $71,492 annualized for an Assistant Professor with a terminal degree in their field in their first year of full-time postdoctoral teaching through $80,003 annualized based on experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package for eligible faculty members, including:
  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Life insurance and long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement plan options and 403(b) contributions
  • Education benefits, such as full tuition for eligible employees and their families
  • Access to university facilities and entertainment (fitness center, pool, library, concerts, lectures) and more!
For more information on Puget Sound's faculty benefits package, visit: 2024 Benefits for Faculty Members.pdf (
For the Campus Holiday and Bonus Day Schedule, visit:

Required Documents:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • Teaching Statement
  • Diversity Statement (see prompt below)
  • Contact Information for 3 References. You will be prompted to enter the contact information for three (3) reference providers. The system will automatically email these reference providers to request a letter.
Applicant's Diversity Statement. As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the applicant's diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound's current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways applicants can express their qualification:
  • Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university's commitment to inclusion and diversity;
  • Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;
  • Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;
  • Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;
  • Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
  • Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university's DSP;
  • Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one's effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.
About the Mathematics program: The Mathematics program offers courses that support a variety of pathways through the Mathematics major, ranging from more applied to more theoretical. In recent years, an average of 18 students have graduated each year having earned a Mathematics major. Mathematics students frequently participate in research mentored by faculty members (and supported by university summer awards) and also often participate in activities such as the Putnam exam and the Mathematical Contest in Modeling. The curriculum supports other disciplines as well, with a variety of lower- and upper-division courses including a three-semester applied statistics sequence. Faculty interests include scientific computing, applied topology, algebraic combinatorics, and algebraic geometry.

About the University of Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is a national liberal arts college located in beautiful Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant and diverse mid-sized city nestled near the foothills of Mt. Rainier. Our unique location offers ample opportunities to engage in a wide variety of cultural activities. There is ready access to both natural and urban areas: a short drive to three iconic National Parks, wild ocean beaches, a temperate rainforest, and several major metropolitan centers. Students select coursework from more than 50 traditional and interdisciplinary areas of study, and our low student-faculty ratio provides students with personal attention from faculty members who have a strong commitment to teaching. The university offers numerous experiential learning opportunities, 23 D-III varsity sports, and extensive co-curricular and leadership opportunities. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. In 2012, Puget Sound was named as one of 40 schools in Colleges that Change Lives.

University Diversity Statement
    We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
    We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
    We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of all required background checks.All new hires will be required to submit proof of current COVID-19 vaccination (includingbooster) or receive an approved medical or religiousexemption from the university.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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