Seattle Pacific University, Mathematics

Position ID: 2501-ASSISTPROF1 [#19679]
Position Title: Assistant Professor or Instructor of Mathematics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Seattle, Washington 98119, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Mathematics / Mathematics Education
Application Deadline: finished (2022/03/02, finished 2023/01/05, listed until 2022/09/02)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics

About Seattle Pacific University:

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission.

Diversity Statement

As part of our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse staff and faculty. Diversity is an ethos that is inseparable from our Christian faith. At SPU, we recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation and a core theme of the gospel. At the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully.

We also especially welcome applicants who can demonstrate effective teaching and mentoring of students from underrepresented backgrounds since 50% of incoming freshmen and 43% of all undergraduate students are from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. In addition, slightly more than one third (34%) of all undergraduates are first-generation students.

We strive to become a workplace of choice and to recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey by starting a career at SPU! Learn more about SPU's commitment to diversity and opportunities for our employees to deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.

Seattle Pacific University provides reasonable accommodation to applicants. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the application or hiring process please contact the Human Resources Department at (206)281-2809, or email Notification must be given at least five (5) working days before the accommodation is needed.

About the Department of Mathematics

The Mathematics department at Seattle Pacific University offers a BA in Mathematics, BS in Mathematics, and BS in Applied Mathematics and also supports a minor in data analytics and a mathematics concentration for prospective elementary teachers. Our students go on to teaching, graduate studies, and work in business and industry. Math majors complete a research project under faculty mentorship and joint research with undergraduates is encouraged. The department services programs in science and engineering and has a role in the general education program of the University.

Job Description:


    Assistant Professor or Instructor of Mathematics, full-time, one-year position, available September 2022.


    Regular nine-month load of about 36 quarter credits in undergraduate mathematics and statistics courses.


    Active participation in the life of the department, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the University.


    ??Masters or Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics, or closely related field.??Candidates in any specialization are encouraged to apply. Some preference may be given to candidates with expertise in areas of statistics, applied mathematics, data science, or mathematics education.??Commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.??Compatibility with SPU's ecumenical Christian mission as expressed in the SPU's Statement of Faith. Candidates are required to submit a faith statement with their application.

Preferred Qualifications


    Preference given to candidates with the versatility to teach a wide range of topics in mathematics and statistics, including introductory statistics courses and/or mathematics education courses.


    Experience with diverse populations and issues in equity.

Additional Information:

Position will remain open until filled.

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

This is a full time position with excellent benefits. SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and to a retirement account after one year of eligibility in the plan. 

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter and resume along with the online application. Applications should be submitted online through the Interview Exchange portal. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The official online SPU application form includes a one page faith statement. Please also attach a curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement of approximately one page, and other supporting documents. All inquiries should be addressed to:

Dr. John Hossler, Chair
Department of Mathematics
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119

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Mathematics Dept, STE 307
3307 Third Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
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