Seattle Pacific University, Mathematics

Position ID: 2501-AP24 [#24039]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Seattle, Washington 98119, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/12/08, listed until 2024/06/08)
Position Description:    

About Seattle Pacific University:

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission.

Diversity Statement

As part of our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse staff and faculty. Diversity is an ethos that is inseparable from our Christian faith. At SPU, we recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation and a core theme of the gospel. At the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully.

We strive to become a workplace of choice and to recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey by starting a career at SPU! Learn more about SPU's commitment to diversity and opportunities for our employees to deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.

Seattle Pacific University provides reasonable accommodation to applicants. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the application or hiring process please contact the Human Resources Department at (206)281-2809, or email Notification must be given at least five (5) working days before the accommodation is needed.

About the Department of Mathematics

The Mathematics Department at Seattle Pacific University sees mathematics as a holistic endeavor - logical, beautiful, and useful - not only for our majors, but to all students and departments we serve. Our calling is to teaching excellence: demonstrating mathematics as a language with which students can understand their chosen fields; and, for math majors, addressing the wide range of mathematical fields of today: pure and applied mathematics, statistics, and data science. We seek to nurture and support students from a myriad of backgrounds, uplifting those from underrepresented groups. We value sharing our expertise and wisdom with the community through research, service, leadership, and individualized care for our students.

The department offers a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and minors in Mathematics and Data Analytics. Math majors complete a research project under faculty mentorship and joint research with undergraduates is encouraged. The department services programs in science and engineering and has a role in the general education program of the University.

Job Description:

The Department of Mathematics is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mathematics. The position will start September 2024, and includes a regular nine-month teaching load of about 33 quarter credits of undergraduate mathematics and statistics courses. The candidate will also advise undergraduates and supervise undergraduate research projects. Tenure-track faculty members are also expected to establish and maintain a program of research/scholarship and to serve and participate actively in the life of the department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University.


  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics, or a closely related field. ABD candidates may be considered.
  • Strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.
  • Candidates in any specialization are encouraged to apply. Preference may be given to candidates with expertise in areas of data science, statistics, or applied mathematics.
  • Compatibility with SPU's ecumenical Christian mission as expressed in the SPU's Statement of Faith. Candidates are required to submit a faith statement with their application.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference given to candidates with the versatility to teach a wide range of topics in mathematics and statistics, including introductory statistics courses.
  • Experience with diverse populations and issues in equity.
  • Experience supporting underprepared students for success in college-level mathematics.

Additional Information:

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary Range: $65,000-74,000

Faculty salaries at Seattle Pacific University are based on nationally-normed, regionally-adjusted, and discipline-specific data from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Specific salary offers will be determined by level of education and years of relevant experience.

Working at SPU earns you much more than a paycheck. All full-time positions at SPU include a generous benefits package, SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and a 7% contribution to a retirement account, for eligible employees, with immediate vesting in the plan. A tuition discount program (50% - 90%) is available for the employee and qualified immediate family members.

The Department of Mathematics is committed to recruiting and retaining the best possible Christian faculty, keeping in mind that diversity will contribute to high-quality curriculum and instruction, as well as a dynamic and well-rounded learning environment for faculty and students alike. 

Application Instructions:

Applications should be submitted online at

Review of applications will begin in January 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications must include an official SPU application form, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a faith statement of approximately one page, a statement on addressing diversity in course materials and class sessions, a teaching philosophy statement of approximately one page, and other supporting documents when possible (e.g., a representative syllabus; copies of teaching evaluations; one or more recent publications).

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Contact: Dr. Brian Gill, Chair, 206-281-2954
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Department of Mathematics, STE 307
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
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