The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in mathematics to begin in fall, 2017. Candidates must possess, or be close to completing, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and must have strong records in both research and teaching.
We seek strong candidates whose research interests are in applied mathematics, broadly construed, and which are compatible with the existing research interests of the department. Relevant areas include, but are very much not limited to, algebraic statistics, applied topology, coding theory, discrete and computational geometry, cryptography, optimization, and stochastic processes. Exceptional candidates in any field compatible with the research interests of the faculty are also encouraged to apply.
Teaching duties will be two courses in each semester, typically including a graduate-level course. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.
Wesleyan University is a leading liberal arts school with approximately 3000 students, located in Middletown, Connecticut, halfway between Boston and New York and also halfway between Hartford and New Haven. The university has graduate programs leading to doctoral and masters degrees in the sciences and ethnomusicology. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science awards the PhD degree in Mathematics, and the MA degrees in Mathematics as well as Computer Science. There are 13 mathematicians and 5 computer scientists in the department, as well as approximately 17 graduate students. The low student to faculty ratio ensures close contact between faculty and graduate students. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.
Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, VP for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Officer, 860-685-4771, afarias
For full consideration applications must be received by November 15, 2016, and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and at least four letters of recommendation, one of which evaluates teaching. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Applications must be submitted online at mathjobs.org. Other correspondence may be directed to the following addresses:
Adam Fieldsteel, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459,