Colby College, Dept of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 417-VAP2021 [#15913]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Waterville, Maine 04901, United States [map]
Subject Area: Calculus
Application Deadline: finished (2020/05/01, finished 2020/10/05)
Position Description:    

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

Colby College – Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

We anticipate a visiting assistant professor position in mathematics, September 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021. The department of mathematics and statistics seeks outstanding teachers with research interests that mesh well with those of the continuing mathematics faculty in the department. The teaching responsibility is 5 courses per year, with a likely 3-2 distribution across the two semesters.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in mathematics and must have significant teaching experience as instructors of record. A strong preference is given to the applicants who have at least one year of full-time teaching experience at a four-year college or university, and can offer evidence of exceptional teaching and mentoring of undergraduates with diverse backgrounds and demographics.

To apply, please provide a cover letter, a CV, a one-page statement on teaching, a concise statement outlining your research program aimed at Colby mathematicians, official summary sheets from most recent course evaluations, and one recent publication or preprint you are most proud of. Your cover letter should address your commitment to the liberal arts and to promoting diversity in the discipline of mathematics, while your teaching statement should describe your preparation strategies for teaching a calculus class. Candidates who are selected for the short list will be asked to provide a recording of a sample calculus presentation.

Please arrange for at least four letters of recommendation to be submitted directly by the recommenders, at least two of which should focus on your teaching and mentoring experience, and at least two – on your research activities.

All materials should be submitted online at Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

Colby is a highly selective college of approximately 2000 students located in central Maine. The college, situated 75 miles north of Portland, and 185 miles north of Boston, enjoys easy access to the spectacular outdoors, as well as to various recreational and cultural activities. For more information about the position and the department, visit

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:

Application Materials Required:
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Waterville ME 04901

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