Vassar College, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: Vassar-VIS24 [#24228]
Position Title: Two-year visiting position in mathematics
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Poughkeepsie, New York 12604, United States [map] sort by distance
Salary Range: Pay Transparency Disclosure: The annual base starting salary range for this full-time visiting position is $84,000 to $88,000 (USD). When extending an offer of employment, Vassar College considers factors such as (but not limited to) candidate’s education/training, work experience, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations. This salary range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate at the time of posting.
Application Deadline: (posted 2024/01/23, listed until 2024/07/12)
Position Description:    

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Vassar College invites applications for a a two-year visiting position in mathematics beginning the Fall 2024 semester.

Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduate students, located in the Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape. The College is located in Poughkeepsie, home to a culturally diverse community, and benefits from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually-mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

The teaching load for this full-time visiting faculty position is five courses per year, focused on our calculus sequence. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching undergraduate students. An active research program is neither required nor expected as part of this position. However, Vassar College provides support for all faculty for teaching, research, publication, and conference travel. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in mathematics or a related field by the start date and a dedication to undergraduate education; applicants who have substantially completed the work towards their PhD will also be considered.

A complete application includes the following materials: 
  • A cover letter of no more than two pages that addresses your experience and describes your teaching as a primary instructor or instructor of record.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy of no more than two pages that includes reflections on promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom.
  • Two letters of reference which address your teaching experience. An optional third letter may speak to any aspect of your application. 
  • Graduate transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable for the initial application)
Review of applications will begin on February 12 and continue until the position has been filled. Please address any questions to Benjamin Lotto, chair, via email to

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
Vassar College
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604