Bowdoin College, Mathematics

Position ID: 403-VAP [#17766]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Brunswick, Maine 04011, United States [map]
Subject Area: All fields of mathematics and statistics
Application Deadline: finished (2021/06/03, finished 2021/06/25, listed until 2021/12/03)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Department of Mathematics at Bowdoin College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2021.  We look forward to welcoming an individual who shares our commitment to the goal of fostering an inclusive mathematical community through exemplary teaching, mentoring, and outreach. The term of the position is one year.

Successful applicants will have evidence of excellence in teaching and support for inclusion and diversity inside or outside the classroom. In both of these areas, we appreciate that a candidate's experiences may be commensurate with their career stage. Applications are invited in all fields of mathematics and statistics.   The teaching load for the position is two courses per semester.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions through A complete application includes a cover letter; research, teaching, and diversity statements; and letters of reference. We request that each applicant submit three letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching. In your cover letter, please address in one or two paragraphs your short- or long-term career goals related to research, teaching, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. A Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

The mathematics department is a welcoming community of dedicated scholars and students brought together by our shared joy in the exploration of mathematics. A true liberal arts department, our research and teaching range across the discipline, from number theory to statistics, with outside connections to biology, computer science, political science, economics, and physics. We prioritize mentorship for all our faculty and are excited to welcome new members who share our commitment to research, teaching, and building a community that actively broadens who counts themselves as mathematicians. 

Our talented students form the core of our community. With roughly fifty majors each year, ours is among the largest majors on campus, while still retaining an intimate and engaging culture that attempts to cultivate the spark of learning in each of its members. In addition to engaging classroom dynamics, we benefit from weekly student-faculty lunches, faculty supported study sessions, and a variety of seminar series focusing on faculty research, teaching practice, and topics of interest to students. 

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Bowdoin is located in Brunswick, Maine, a 30-minute drive north of Portland. Bowdoin's reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, its intimate size, its strong sense of community, commitment to diversity (35% students of color, 7% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students), and highly valued links with the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine. The College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the department, the College, and midcoast Maine, please visit 


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Further Info:
Bowdoin College
8600 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011-8486

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