Vassar College, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: Vassar-APPLMATH21 [#18068]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics, tenure-track
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Poughkeepsie, New York 12604, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: finished (2021/08/30, finished 2022/08/22)
Position Description:   URMs  

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

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a tenure-track position in applied mathematics, broadly defined, beginning Fall 2022.

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. A PhD or equivalent degree in applied mathematics, mathematics, or a related field is required by the end of the 2022/23 academic year. The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to the teaching mission of a residential liberal arts college. The teaching load in the first year is four courses, and in subsequent years is four classroom courses plus one “intensive,” a small enrollment, closely mentored experience for undergraduates. In addition to teaching existing courses in mathematics and applied mathematics, the candidate is expected to participate in growing student body interest in applied mathematics at the college, including developing and expanding applied mathematics course offerings and the applied mathematics pathway in the major. The successful candidate will develop and maintain a robust research program. Undergraduate participation in research during the academic year or over the summer through Vassar’s Undergraduate Research Summer Institute (URSI) is supported by the College.

Candidates should submit the following to to apply:

  • a letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • a statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  • a statement of research experience
  • a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, and other involvements (additional information can be found at,
  • graduate school transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable for initial application), and
  • three letters of recommendation
Please address any questions to Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and continue until the position has been filled. There is no guarantee that applications received after this date will be considered.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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Vassar College
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604