Mathematics, Franklin & Marshall College

Position ID: FM-AP [#10845]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17604, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Algebra/Applied algebra
Starting Date: 2018/07/01
Application Deadline: 2017/12/01 finished (2017/09/24, finished 2018/04/03, listed until 2018/03/24)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a tenure-track position in algebra or applied algebra beginning Fall 2018 at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor, depending on qualifications. The successful candidate should possess or be close to completing a doctorate in Mathematics by July 1, 2018. 

Demonstrated potential for excellence in both teaching and scholarship is essential. We seek candidates able to teach a broad selection of undergraduate math courses, including linear algebra and differential equations, abstract algebra, and occasional special topics courses; to guide future curriculum development; to engage students in undergraduate research; and to contribute to the College’s general education program, Connections. We are eager to recruit candidates who are interested in working with students and colleagues of diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. The College’s teaching load is five courses per year. Most mathematics courses meet four hours per week. Faculty are expected to maintain active research programs and contribute to the College’s shared governance. 

Candidates should send 
  • a letter of application; 
  • a curriculum vitae;  
  • a teaching statement; 
  • teaching evaluations (based on direct observations by students and/or supervisors);  
  • a research statement; 
  • graduate transcript(s) (official copies will be required prior to an on-campus interview); 
  • and three letters of recommendation, including at least one that addresses the candidate’s teaching ability.  
In these materials we invite candidates to relate experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.  

The person selected for this tenure-track position may also be considered for a supplemental appointment as a Franklin & Marshall High Impact Emerging Scholar. These are scholars who possess outstanding promise for inspiring and supporting the educational development of underrepresented minority students in a higher educational setting such as F&M. High Impact Emerging Scholars demonstrate similarly high promise for positively impacting the campus’s organizational and academic culture to make it more inclusive of and responsive to underrepresented minority students. Selected finalists that meet these additional qualifications, in addition to those outlined by this ad, may be nominated by the department as F&M High Impact Emerging Scholar. If selected as a HIES, the person will receive a two-year appointment (additional to the tenure-track appointment) that begins as soon as the person joins the campus on the tenure-track. The HIES program supports the acceleration of one's research trajectory with a significantly reduced teaching load for two years along with supportive mentoring to advance the scholar's research and professional development. Candidates interested in being considered for nomination should indicate their interest in their cover letter and highlight any previous work in this area.

Interested candidates should apply at Applications completed by December 1, 2017 will receive full consideration. Direct any questions to the search committee at

Franklin & Marshall College is a small (enrollment 2400), highly-selective liberal arts college located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, about one and one-half hours from both Philadelphia and Baltimore.  The College is emerging as a nationally recognized leader in recruiting and supporting high achieving students from underserved communities. The department has ten full-time mathematicians/statisticians.   For more information about the College, see our website at

Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant.  We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds.  We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic. Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Human Resources at (717) 358-3995.

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Department of Mathematics
Franklin & Marshall College
PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604
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