Simpson College, Mathematics Department

1529 16658Position ID: 1529-ASSTPROFMATH [#16658]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Indianola, Iowa 50125, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2020/12/10 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/10/29, finished 2021/03/01, listed until 2021/04/29)
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Simpson College, a private, nationally recognized regional college grounded in the liberal arts tradition and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, invites nominations and applications for the position of a tenure-track appointment in Mathematics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2021.

Our department supports majors in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, and Data Science and minors in Data Analytics and Mathematics. Excellence in classroom teaching, grounded in inclusive pedagogy is essential. We seek candidates with enthusiasm for conducting undergraduate research at all levels, student advising, new student recruitment, and other ways to support the mission of the institution. This includes (and is not limited to) providing effective instruction and advising to under-represented students; mentoring students from diverse backgrounds; seeking opportunities to write and develop internal and/or external grants aimed at creating an inclusive environment in the classroom and college. Candidates with interests in statistics, data science, and modeling are especially encouraged to apply.

Simpson College encourages innovative teaching and seeks colleagues who will help its students of all ages develop critical intellectual skills, nurture values which foster personal worth, and individuality for the purpose of living lives of leadership within a creative, diverse and just community. Successful applicants must demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusive teaching practices that will contribute to a campus climate that supports equity and diversity. The main campus is located in Indianola, Iowa which is just 12 minutes from the capital city, Des Moines. Additional facilities are located in West Des Moines. To learn more about Simpson College, please visit:

The position will begin August 2021, and a Ph.D. is preferred in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, or related fields. Additionally, successful applicants need to have interdisciplinary interest, and experience and/or expressed interest in working at a primarily residential, liberal arts institution.

Submit these application materials via 1) application letter, 2) curriculum vita, 3) an undergraduate research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) graduate transcripts (unofficial), 6) three letters of recommendation, and 7) a one-page Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement indicating how you will address DEI issues through teaching, scholarship, and/or service in accordance with Simpson College’s mission and values statements ( Applications completed by December 10, 2020, will receive full consideration.

We recognize that many great ideas and discoveries are a result of a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. Simpson College provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

Simpson College does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to help constitute a diverse community. You will find the entire EOE statement at: Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Employment will require a criminal background check, which may include, but is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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Mathematics Department
701 N C Street
Indianola IA 50125