University of Portland, Mathematics

Position ID: UP-AP [#18458]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Portland, Oregon 97203, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics or Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/04, finished 2022/05/21, listed until 2022/04/04)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Portland invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2022. The successful candidate must have a PhD by the start date in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, mathematics education, or related field. Preference will be given to candidates able to teach courses in applied statistics, numerical methods, or data science. We are especially interested in candidates whose research expertise could align with social or environmental justice issues. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring is essential.

This position is part of a cohort hire in the disciplines of Biology, Political Science, Psychology, Mathematics, and Communication Studies that will help advance our efforts in diversifying our curriculum, our faculty, and the experiences of our students. The successful candidate for this Mathematics position may also have the opportunity to be involved in an emerging Ethnic Studies undergraduate program working across disciplines.

Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive Catholic university with a mission ( of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. In the Department of Mathematics, we see our work developing the whole person and preparing people who can apply mathematical thinking to the needs of the world as aligning with the University mission. Candidates should articulate their understanding of the university mission in their cover letter and highlight its compatibility with their approach to teaching, scholarship, and service.

In addition to the University’s commitment to diversifying our curriculum and our faculty, the Mathematics Department, along with the College of Arts and Sciences, is committed to transformative social justice, anti-racism, and equity work with an intersectional lens. To advance our efforts in these areas, we are particularly interested in candidates who have experience successfully engaging with students from under-represented groups, including those with queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, people of color (QTBIPOC) identities. The successful candidate will have demonstrated lived experience, knowledge, skills, and/or success in diversity, equity, and inclusion work within or transferable to higher education; these should be described in their application materials.

Qualifications may include (1) a demonstrated commitment to teaching and familiarity with inclusive, evidence based instructional practices and active-learning pedagogy, (2) an established research program, (3) an interest in mentoring undergraduate research.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach an average of 9 contact hours per semester, hold regular office hours, provide academic advising, and engage in service to the Department, College, University, and professional community.

To apply, please submit the following documents via by November 15:

  • ●  Cover letter articulating qualifications including those that will contribute to ongoing efforts to diversify curriculum, faculty, and student experience as well as an understanding of the university mission. The cover letter should also describe potential ways the candidate might contribute to Ethnic Studies, if relevant.

  • ●  A teaching statement describing prior teaching experience, and specific examples of teaching effectiveness, particularly as it pertains to historically excluded students.

  • ●  Research Statement. Preference will be given to candidates who can articulate how they might involve students in undergraduate research projects.

  • ●  Curriculum vitae

The names and contact information of three references; recommendations will be solicited from short-listed candidates on or around December 1st. At least two references should address the candidate’s teaching and at least one should address research.

A background investigation check is required before final hiring procedures can be completed for all faculty and staff positions. Please direct any questions to Dr. Chris Hallstrom (

For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: Applicants who have a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation regarding the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (503) 943-8484.

The University of Portland is an Equal Opportunity employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The University of Portland does not discriminate in its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by and consistent with the law. Please see the University’s full Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy here:

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Department of Mathematics
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