Linfield University, Mathematics

2127 20543Position ID: 2127-AP [#20543]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: McMinnville, Oregon 97128, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2022/10/07 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/03)
Position Description:    

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Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in mathematics at the assistant professor rank, to begin Fall 2023. This position requires candidates to have an interest in and ability to help develop and maintain a Data Science major/minor. Required qualifications include:

1. Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, computer science, or statistics by 15 August 2023. 2. College teaching experience, preferably beyond the level of teaching assistant. 3. Interest in and plans for pursuing collaborative research with undergraduate students, particularly in the areas of statistics or data science. 4. Strong commitment to student-centered education that emphasizes critical and creative thinking. 5. Ability to relate well to colleagues, students, and staff in a small-college environment. 6. Demonstrated record of and ongoing commitment to supporting students from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Preference will be given to those with research expertise that expands the areas of expertise beyond that of current departmental faculty, to those who can teach a wide breadth of courses, and to those who have interest and ability to assist with the newly approved interdisciplinary program in data science. Duties include teaching at all levels of undergraduate mathematics including quantitative reasoning courses for non-majors and courses in the data science program; assisting students as an advisor in academic and career planning; maintaining an active research program, including mentoring undergraduate research projects; and service to the department and university.

The Mathematics and Computer Science Department currently offers majors and minors in a Mathematics, Data Science, and Computer Science. Each year the department graduates approximately 20 majors and 15— 20 minors. As a significant number of our majors are dual majors, applicants with an interest and ability to mentor students in interdisciplinary undergraduate research projects will be viewed favorably. While the department serves an important role in support for disciplines in the natural sciences, health sciences, economics and finance, it also maintains an active program of preparing students for graduate study and careers such as teaching, software engineering, data science, and actuarial science. Applicants with both the commitment and demonstrated ability to attract and retain students from underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Applicants may submit materials electronically through A complete application will include a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a teaching philosophy; a summary of research interests; a proposal of specific projects that incorporate undergraduate students in data science, including an indication of the appropriate student background for the projects; a statement that describes the applicant’s experience and interest in creating an inclusive educational environment that welcomes and fosters the growth of students from varied backgrounds and levels of preparedness; graduate and undergraduate transcripts; and three letters of recommendation.

Applicants with further questions should contact: Dr. Chuck Dunn at

Applications received by 7 October 2022 will receive full consideration. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
900 SE Baker St
McMinnville, OR 97128