Williams College, Mathematics & Statistics

Position ID: Williams-VAP [#18582]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/12, finished 2022/06/18, listed until 2022/04/12)
Position Description:    

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

The Williams College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a one-year visiting position in mathematics, to begin fall 2022. Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. in mathematics or applied mathematics by summer, 2022.

Visiting Assistant Professors are asked to teach four courses per year (i.e., 2 each semester) on our 12-week semester schedule, advise several undergraduate student colloquia (our capstone experience for seniors), and make small contributions to service activities in the department. This set of professional duties provides a window into the experience of being a mathematician in a liberal-arts setting.

Our department offers a vibrant undergraduate program with majors in mathematics (including an applied mathematics emphasis) and in statistics. For more information, see https://math.williams.edu. The multidisciplinary environment is a rich and collegial setting for student education and faculty research. Williams College provides the opportunity to apply for student research assistant support, a standard, annual allocation of funds to support travel and research, and a shared computer cluster for parallel computation. Visiting Assistant Professors are also eligible to participate in the college’s comprehensive First Three professional development program (https://faculty-networks.williams.edu/).

Approximately one hour from the Albany, NY airport, Williams College is located in Williamstown, a thriving destination proximate to three major art museums and access to theater, music, and dance festivals, community supported agriculture farms, a highly-rated public school system, and many other resources.

In accord with the institution's values, our department's faculty embody diversity in many key ways, and we value diversity while continually striving for greater inclusivity. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups with respect to gender, race and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability status, socioeconomic background, and other axes of diversity.

Your application should include the following components.

1) Please provide a cover letter. This letter might describe your interest in Williams and in the liberal arts, and provide a brief summary of your professional experience and future goals. We ask you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support Williams’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. 2) Please provide a current curriculum vitae. 3) Please provide a teaching statement that addresses your teaching philosophy, experience, your work on developing an inclusive learning environment, and other reflections or relevant information you would like to share. 4) Please have at least three recommenders submit letters of recommendation. If possible, at least one of these letters should comment on your experience as a teaching assistant or on any other instructional capacities in which you have served.

Please find our EEO questionnaire here: https://forms.gle/j2zQwpd6tSNjfLyLA You are under no obligation to answer these questions; they are for internal use only, and the answers are kept confidential. This information will only be shared in aggregate form. No member of the search committee will access individually identifiable data.

If you have questions about this position, contact the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Prof. Richard De Veaux (deveaux@williams.edu). Review of applications will begin on or after December 15, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available at https://faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy.

Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

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