Pacific University, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Position ID: 251-VAP [#17123]
Position Title: Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Forest Grove, Oregon 97116, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/01/01, finished 2021/07/17)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Full-time one-year position, Mathematics


Applications are invited for a one-year full-time position in mathematics at the instructor or assistant professor level for the 2021 – 2022 academic year. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or masters in the mathematical sciences. The teaching load for this position is 3 courses per semester (for 2 semesters). Courses may include college algebra, precalculus, calculus, or introductory probability and statistics. The nine month contract for this position includes benefits and carries a $48,000 salary.


Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. (includes U.S. citizens, permanent residents, foreign nationals granted temporary residence under one of the 1986 legalization programs, refugees, and asylees).


The department offers majors in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Data Science, and is housed in Pacific University’s College of Arts & Sciences, a private undergraduate liberal arts college of approximately 1800 students. Campus is located in Forest Grove on the western edge of the Portland metropolitan area. More information on Pacific University can be found at


Application Materials

Please submit:

·       A cover letter addressed to Ian Besse, Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science that describes your interest and qualifications for this position;

·       A curriculum vita;

·       A statement of at most 3 pages describing your teaching experience, your classroom and assessment approaches including attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and evidence of success;

·       Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts;

·       Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which directly addresses your teaching.


Please post all application materials to the website


To assure full consideration, all materials must be received by January 15, 2021.


Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty.

It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Retaliation is also prohibited. Pacific University will comply with state and federal laws such as Title IX, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and other similar laws that prohibit discrimination. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116,

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:
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Pacific University
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116

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