Bowdoin College, Mathematics

Position ID: 403-TTMATH [#23563]
Position Title: Two Tenure-Track Positions in Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Brunswick, Maine 04011, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: All fields of mathematics and statistics
Application Deadline: 2023/11/17 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/10/18, finished 2024/03/04, listed until 2024/04/18)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Mathematics at Bowdoin College invites applications for two full-time tenure-track faculty appointments at the assistant professor level, beginning July 1, 2024. A Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment. The teaching load is two courses per semester, generally including one major-level and one introductory-level course. We look forward to welcoming two individuals who share our goal of fostering an inclusive mathematical community through exemplary research, teaching, mentoring, and outreach.

Applicants should show promise of long-term successful research and a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching. In all areas, we evaluate a candidate's experiences in the context of their career stage. We seek applications from candidates in all fields of mathematics and statistics.

The Bowdoin community warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the inclusive instruction and support of a diverse student population and who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from groups historically excluded in mathematics to apply.

Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty research including a fully-funded, year-long pre-tenure sabbatical leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), and regular, generously funded, post-tenure sabbaticals. Support for teaching, professional development, grant-writing, digital initiatives, computing software, and community partnerships in courses is readily available to all faculty. The College also offers robust programming and resources for establishing and enhancing mentoring networks. 

Bowdoin College accepts submissions through Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. A complete application includes the following materials:

·      A cover letter of not more than two pages which addresses your short- or long-term career

goals related to research, teaching, and building a broader community

·      A curriculum vitae

·      A research statement

·      A teaching statement

·      A publication list

·     A supplemental statement addressing your experience with, and approaches to, fostering learning, mentoring, and belonging in a broad population of students 

·      Three letters of reference, two addressing research and one addressing your teaching experience

The Department of Mathematics at Bowdoin College is a welcoming community of dedicated scholars and students brought together by a shared joy in the exploration of mathematics. A true liberal arts department, our research and teaching range across the discipline, from number theory to statistics, with outside connections to biology, computer science, political science, economics, and physics. We prioritize mentorship for all faculty and are excited to welcome new members who share our commitment to inclusive teaching, mentoring, and building a community that actively broadens who counts themselves a mathematician.

Students form the core of our community. The mathematics major is one of the largest at Bowdoin College but still retains an intimate and engaging culture that attempts to cultivate the spark of learning in each of its members. In addition to engaging classroom dynamics, we benefit from student-faculty lunches and a variety of seminar series focusing on faculty research, teaching practice, and topics of interest to students.

Accessibility during the application and interview stages, as well as once employed, is a priority of the College: We recognize that recruiting faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, the College has developed a policy for considering short-term (non-renewable), part-time faculty appointments for academic spouses and partners and will facilitate outreach and networking for non-academic spouses and partners. In addition, visa sponsorships for faculty hires are available.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Bowdoin is located in Brunswick, Maine, a 30-minute drive north of Portland. Bowdoin's reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, its intimate size, its strong sense of community, commitment to diversity (38% students of color, 7% international students and approximately 17% first generation college students), and highly valued links with the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine. The College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the department, the College, and mid-coast Maine, please visit

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Bowdoin College
8600 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011-8486