Swarthmore College, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: Swarthmore-TTAM [#20630]
Position Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2022/10/30 11:59PMhelp popup (offers accepted posted 2022/09/12, listed until 2023/03/12)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in applied mathematics, broadly defined, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2023.

We seek candidates with an active research program that extends opportunities for student research in applied mathematics while broadening our existing applied mathematics expertise. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or outstanding promise in teaching a range of courses within our applied mathematics curriculum in a way that motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. The teaching load is four courses a year, normally divided equally between the two semesters. Candidates should have a PhD in hand by Fall 2023.

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a vibrant undergraduate program with a major in mathematics, which can include an emphasis in applied mathematics or in statistics. This multidisciplinary environment is a rich and collegial setting for student education and faculty research. The Swarthmore undergraduate student body has 44% U.S. minority enrollment and 11% international enrollment. Swarthmore has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. Reflecting the institution’s values, our department is diverse and inclusive, with two-thirds of our tenure-faculty being women, people of color, and/or members of the LGBTQ+ community. The College and the Department actively seek applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications in research and teaching, particularly those candidates with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see http://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

A complete application should include:

(1) a cover letter that is specific about a) how you would thrive at Swarthmore, b) how you would contribute to an undergraduate-only institution, and c) how you would support Swarthmore’s commitment to diversity and inclusion,

(2) a curriculum vitae, including one section that specifies the courses you have taught (please specify whether you were the teaching assistant or the instructor of record) and another section that lists any outreach and service,

(3) a research statement, including specific opportunities (past or future) for undergraduate research,

(4) a teaching statement that specifies how you will support student success and encourage the inclusion of students from underrepresented groups in the field, and

(5) at least three, but no more than four, letters of recommendation, including at least one that addresses teaching.

Please submit all application materials to http://www.mathjobs.org. Only if this is not possible, send the materials to: Math Search Committee, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1390. Inquiries about the position may be sent to mathstatsearch@swarthmore.edu, which will be checked every few days throughout the search. All completed applications received before October 30, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
610 328 8246
Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Swarthmore College
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1390