Amherst College, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: Amherst-LEC [#23797]
Position Title: Lecturer in Mathematics, Amherst College
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Amherst, Massachusetts 01002, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Math
Application Deadline: 2024/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/11/08, listed until 2024/02/15)
Position Description:    

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The Amherst College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a full-time position as lecturer in mathematics, with the appointment to begin on July 1, 2024. Lecturers are appointed to an initial three-year term, with the possibility of renewal for an additional three-year term as a lecturer. These terms are typically followed by five-year renewable appointments at the rank of senior lecturer.

The main responsibilities of this position are to teach the equivalent of three courses per semester. Other duties will depend on the interests and experience of the successful candidate. They could include, for example, developing programs outside of formal coursework to help students adjust to college-level mathematics, assisting with placement of incoming students, and advising mathematics majors and other students interested in mathematics. The successful candidate will 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 be passionate about teaching mathematics 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. Amherst College’s class of 2027 comprises 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 provides annual funding to all faculty to support conference travel or other professional development. There is also significant support for course innovation and development through the Center for Teaching and Learning.


Candidates should submit the following documents on a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching experience which may include summaries or copies of course evaluations if available, a separate statement on diversity if desired, and a list of courses taught, noting the candidate’s role and responsibilities in each. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation (of which at least two describe in detail the candidate’s teaching experience) to be submitted on

Applications should include clear evidence of teaching effectiveness (for example, copies of the candidate’s prior teaching evaluations) and of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (which may be addressed either in a separate statement, or within other materials).

Applications will be read as they are received, and all complete applications received by January 15, 2024, will be guaranteed full consideration.

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:
email address
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
31 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst College Box 2239
Amherst, MA 01002-5000