Illinois Wesleyan University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 699-1VP [#13136]
Position Title: One-year Visiting Position
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Bloomington, Illinois 61701, United States [map]
Subject Areas: computational mathematics, financial mathematics and statistics, but other areas will be considered
Application Deadline: 2018/12/03 finished (2018/11/12, finished 2019/04/25)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Mathematics at Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for two one-year visiting positions in Mathematics (pending approval).  Employment will begin in August 2019 and the standard teaching load is six courses per year.  All candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in Mathematics by August 1, 2019.  Areas of interest include computational mathematics, financial mathematics and statistics, but other areas will be considered.  The successful candidate must be able to teach our core mathematics curriculum.  Ability to teach a 2-course math sequence for Elementary Education majors is a plus, for one of the positions. Candidates should be dedicated to excellent teaching in a liberal arts environment where undergraduate research is encouraged.  The opportunity to participate in university-wide general education programs is available for interested faculty.

Illinois Wesleyan University is a highly selective undergraduate university of about 1,770 students, located in Bloomington, Illinois, a community of about 130,000 when combined with the population of its twin city, Normal.  This year, the average composite ACT score for Illinois Wesleyan first-year students is 27, an average high school GPA of 3.74, and one third were the top 10 percent of their high school class.  In past years, close to 3% of the students at Illinois Wesleyan University have declared majors in mathematics. 


The Department of Mathematics has six tenure lines in mathematics.  The mathematics program maintains a healthy balance between applied and pure mathematics.  Faculty areas of professional expertise include graph theory and combinatorics, topology, algebra, linear algebra, numerical analysis, approximation theory, wavelet analysis, differential equations, dynamical systems, probability and statistics, survival analysis, and computational statistics, with an affiliated faculty member in number theory and cryptography. For additional information on the mathematics curriculum, facilities, and faculty interests see


Applications are accepted through  A complete application should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, an AMS Standard Cover Sheet, a teaching statement, a research statement and three letters of recommendation submitted to by the reference writers.  The Department of Mathematics is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and in fostering and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment. The letter of application should address the applicant's interest in a visiting position at Illinois Wesleyan, as well as the applicant’s understanding of inclusion and any relevant experience the applicant has with building a diverse and inclusive learning environment.  A minimum of letter of application, AMS Standard Cover Sheet, curriculum vitae, and teaching and research statements should be received by December 3rd, 2018 for consideration for an interview at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore.  Complete applications should be received by January 21st, 2019 to guarantee consideration.  However, those applications received after that date will be accepted until the conclusion of the search.

Illinois Wesleyan University is strongly committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  Illinois Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  


Application Material Required: Submit the following items online at

Application Letter; AMS Standard Cover Sheet; Curriculum Vitae; Teaching Statement; Research Statement; Three letters of recommendation submitted by your references to


For Additional Information contact Zahia Drici at or (309) 556-3669.

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:
1312 Park Street
Department of Mathematics
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL 61701

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