Amherst College, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: Amherst-FTE [#22676]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Amherst College
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Amherst, Massachusetts 01002, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2023/11/05 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2023/07/18, finished 2024/02/06, listed until 2023/12/05)
Position Description:    

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

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Amherst College 

The Amherst College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in mathematics at the rank of assistant professor that will begin on July 1, 2024. All research areas of mathematics will be considered. 

Responsibilities for the position include teaching two courses per semester, maintaining an active research program, supervising undergraduate theses, and supporting the mathematics program at the college. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the department's efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to participate in the department's governance and intellectual community. 

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field, or complete all requirements for that degree before the start of the appointment. They must demonstrate a strong commitment to research, and be passionate about teaching mathematics at all levels to undergraduates of diverse backgrounds. 

About Amherst: 

Amherst College is proud of its efforts to achieve and sustain diversity of all kinds within our community. For example, currently, 22 percent of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients, nearly half identify as domestic students of color, and 11 percent are international students, with non-U.S. citizenship. It is anticipated that Amherst College’s class of 2027 will comprise 19 percent first-generation college students, its highest proportion in modern times. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual identity, disability, and religion. The department and college are also committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and to helping all members of our community thrive. We strongly encourage potential candidates from underrepresented and/or historically excluded groups to apply. 

The college has a generous sabbatical policy for tenure-track and tenured faculty, and provides annual funding to support conference travel and research. There is also significant support for course innovation and development through the Center for Teaching and Learning. 

To apply, submit the following on 
  • AMS Cover Sheet 
  • Cover letter 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • At least three letters of recommendation, including at least one specifically addressing teaching experience 
Applications should include evidence of teaching effectiveness, and of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Applications will be read as they are received, and all complete applications received by November 5, 2023, will be guaranteed full consideration.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
email address
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
31 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst College Box 2239
Amherst, MA 01002-5000