Wesleyan University, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Position ID: WesleyanU-VVPM [#19590]
Position Title: Van Vleck Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Middletown, Connecticut 06459, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2022/03/14 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/02/15, finished 2022/06/29, listed until 2022/06/30)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University invites applications for the Edward Burr Van Vleck Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics, to begin in Fall 2022. The appointment will run from September 1, 2022 until June 30, 2023, and may be renewed for up to two additional years. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in mathematics or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as a Van Vleck Visiting Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as a Van Vleck Visiting Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D.in mathematics or related field within one year of hire. Candidates must possess, or be close to completing, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and must have strong records in teaching. Teaching duties will be two courses in one semester and one in the other semester.

Wesleyan University is a leading liberal arts school with approximately 3000 students, located in Middletown, Connecticut, halfway between Boston and New York and also halfway between Hartford and New Haven. The university has graduate programs leading to doctoral and master's degrees in the sciences and ethnomusicology. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science awards the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics, and the M.A. degrees in Mathematics as well as Computer Science. There are fourteen mathematicians and seven computer scientists in the department, as well as approximately seventeen graduate students. The low student to faculty ratio ensures close contact between faculty and graduate students. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly as well as its strong, diverse undergraduate student body.

Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Alison P. Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/Title IX Officer, awilliams@wesleyan.edu, 318 North College, 860.685.4771.

For full consideration, applications must be received by March 14, 2022, and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement and at least four letters of recommendation. Candidates whose research interests are compatible the research interests in the department are preferred. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college's commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. Applications must be submitted online at mathjobs.org. Other correspondence may be directed to the following addresses: Mathematics Search, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459-0128, Attn: Caryn Canalia, or by email to ccanalia@wesleyan.edu.

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Further Info:
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Exley Science Center
Wesleyan University
Middletown CT 06459-0128