University of Dayton, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: UODayton-TT_TOPOLOGY [#17270]
Position Title: Tenure-track Position specializing in Topology
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Dayton, Ohio 45469, United States [map]
Subject Area: Topology
Starting Date: 2021/08/16
Application Deadline: 2021/03/07 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/02/03)
Position Description:    

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Tenure-track Position specializing in Topology in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Dayton

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Dayton seeks applicants with expertise in topology for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level starting August 16, 2021. 

We are looking for someone who wants to thrive in a collegial and supportive environment, who will grow as a professional and will contribute to the understanding of mathematics through research in topology, who is committed to educating the next generation of mathematics students in a setting where a variety of teaching strategies is encouraged, and who is committed to growing participation of women and under-represented minorities in mathematics. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and will be encouraged to seek opportunities to collaborate with researchers within the department, the university, and/or the wider community. The typical teaching load is three courses each semester, two of which will usually support the mission of the Department to teach mathematics courses for non-mathematics majors. There will also be opportunities to teach upper division courses for mathematics majors. The successful candidate will be also expected to participate in the life and development of the Department of Mathematics, and work with students from diverse backgrounds both in the classroom and on mathematical research and capstone projects as such opportunities arise. 

Applicants must have active and ongoing research in an area of topology (MSC 54, 55).  Applicants must also possess effective written communication skills and have the potential to become an effective teacher of mathematics.  Applicants must be ABD with completion of all requirements for the PhD in mathematics by July 1, 2021.

For a complete list of preferred qualifications, application details, and to apply go to:

A complete application consists of a cover letter, CV, a brief statement of research agenda, a statement of teaching philosophy, a listing of all courses the applicant has taught, an unofficial graduate school transcript (which must confirm the PhD if it has been earned at time of application), and contact information for the writers for three letters of recommendation.  Teaching abilities must be addressed in at least one letter and research abilities must be addressed in at least one letter.  Applicants whose PhD has not been conferred at the time of application must submit a statement from their degree-granting department indicating the anticipated timeline for completion of the Ph.D. degree. Applications are due by March 7, 2021. The posting closes at 11:55 PM EST. All letters of reference are due 7 days after the candidate has completed the application process.  

More information about our department can be found at 

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service. 

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at   


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