Cornell College, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 927-TTMATH [#20365]
Position Title: Tenure-Track position in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Mount Vernon, Iowa 52314, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics and Statistics
Application Deadline: 2022/10/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/09, finished 2023/01/26)
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Tenure-track position in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Cornell College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college, is seeking an individual committed to excellence in the teaching of undergraduate mathematics to a diverse student body.  Applicants must be interested in helping to reimagine the role of mathematics at the college; be willing to teach a wide range of mathematics courses; and be interested in engaging diverse students in activities such as research, student competitions, and internships. Courses taught may include Calculus, Discrete Math, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Geometry, Modern Algebra, Analysis, Applied Mathematics, and a capstone course. Ph.D. in mathematics or applied mathematics required.  Demonstrated excellence in teaching is preferred.  This is a tenure-track appointment to begin in the fall of 2023.  Appointment at the Associate Professor level possible with commensurate experience.

Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community engages in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The college is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at teaching and mentoring a student body that is broadly diverse.  (See our diversity statement.)


All Cornell faculty are expected to participate in service to their department and to the college and to facilitate their department's support of the college's Ingenuity core curriculum. The college encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty and the development of teaching strategies that capitalize on our unique academic calendar. Our academic calendar allows us the freedom to take students off-campus without impinging on other course commitments. In addition, class size is limited to 25 students, and upper-level courses are often smaller. Full-time faculty teaching load is 6 OCAAT courses during the academic year with the other 2 blocks reserved for ongoing research projects, course preparations, or travel to academic meetings; further opportunities for summer teaching and research supervision may also be available.

About Cornell College

Cornell College is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in teaching and the creation of a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included. Our innovative curriculum includes a focus on the essential abilities of writing, quantitative reasoning, and intercultural literacy as well as experiential learning. Cornell’s One Course At A Time (OCAAT) academic calendar is divided into eight- 3½ week blocks in which students take and faculty teach a single course. This one-at-a-time approach fosters strong student engagement and close faculty-student relationships while allowing faculty freedom to design and carry out their classes, on campus or off.


Founded in 1853, Cornell’s distinctive campus community reflects our ongoing pursuit of our core values and continuing tradition of shared governance.  Always a coeducational institution, we were the first college west of the Mississippi to graduate both men and women and the first college in the country to afford a female faculty member the same title and pay as her male colleagues. Academic immersion, real world experience requirements through Ingenuity in Action, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from around the world. Three quarters of our students are from outside Iowa, representing 44 states and 13 foreign countries. Students of color comprise one-fifth of the student body.


Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities. Mount Vernon, Iowa, is a flourishing community with a vibrant arts scene, recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids technology corridor.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials here:

●        A letter of application/cover letter, which includes a description of any experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.

●        Current Curriculum Vitae

●        Graduate transcript (may be unofficial)

●        Teaching statement, describing teaching interests, experience, and philosophy, including examples of inclusive pedagogy

●        Research statement, describing the proposed research, the involvement of undergraduates, and the equipment necessary to carry out the research.

●        At least 3 letters of recommendation 

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, please visit the department’s website .

Any questions can be directed to Ann Cannon, PhD, Chair Department of Mathematics and Statistics at

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's smoke free air act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

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Further Info:
email address
600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314