St. Olaf College, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Position ID: StOlaf-TTAP22 [#17927]
Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Northfield, Minnesota 55057, United States [map]
Subject Area: Algebra or related field
Application Deadline: 2021/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/07/26)
Position Description:   URMs  

The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Mathematics with a specialty in Algebra or related field at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2022.  We seek candidates with a strong desire for supporting a thriving, active, and diverse undergraduate mathematics program within a liberal arts college.


St. Olaf’s Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department is particularly interested in applicants who can and will advance the College’s goals for diversity, equity and inclusion. We request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and people of color and members of other underrepresented groups in accordance with our equity goals.



The normal teaching load is six courses per year. Regular teaching responsibilities include teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate mathematics courses. Duties also involve developing and maintaining an active research program, contributing to the department's commitment to research by and involving undergraduates, advising and service work in the department and across the college. 


Applicants must submit materials online at A complete application includes:

1.     Cover letter (letter of application)

2.     Curriculum vitae

3.     Graduate transcript (official or unofficial)

4.     Statement of teaching philosophy

5.     Research statement (including a discussion of undergraduate research)

6.     Two or three letters of recommendation, at least one which specifically addresses teaching.

Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Semi-finalists will be interviewed in December 2021 or January 2022 via Zoom.  Finalist interviews are expected in early February. 


Questions about the position, department, or College may be directed to Prof. Adam Berliner, Search Committee Chair, at Applicants who need assistance with the online application process should call 507-786-3356.



The Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at St. Olaf College is among the largest and most successful at American undergraduate institutions. Graduating about 70 mathematics majors, 50 statistics concentrators, and 30 computer science majors annually, St. Olaf is among the nation's top undergraduate origins of Ph.D. degrees in the mathematical sciences.  The department has nearly 20 faculty members with broad expertise, and we regularly offer advanced courses in abstract algebra, combinatorics, complex analysis, topology, measure theory, linear algebra, graph theory, and pure and applied mathematics seminars.  Undergraduate research is abundant, with opportunities to engage in research with students during both the academic year and the summer.  More information about the Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Department can be found at





Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes a global perspective. 

To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire. 

St. Olaf College is an equal employment opportunity and voluntary affirmative action employer. The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individual’s legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
507 786 3113
MSCS Department
St. Olaf College
1520 St Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057

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