Knox College, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 3193-AP [#24272]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Galesburg, Illinois 61401, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: none (posted 2024/02/01)
Position Description:    

The Department of Mathematics at Knox College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Mathematics, to begin September 1, 2024.

We seek a colleague to teach and engage students in active learning and research opportunities to prepare the next generation of Knox students for life and careers in the coming decades. We seek an applied mathematician who is comfortable teaching statistics and data science courses. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program that involves undergraduate students.

The position involves a six-course teaching load (two courses in each of three 10-week terms) that includes courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, as well as in introductory mathematics and statistics, as well as courses that contribute to the general liberal arts curriculum.

Knox College provides a competitive salary and a strong benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, and access to a retirement plan; a tuition remission benefit is available after a two-year waiting period. Additional information can be found on our Human Resources webpage at

Knox College is an independent, selective liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Experience working with diverse populations of students and a commitment to teach successfully in a multicultural environment are expected. With over 35% of the student body identifying as U.S. students of color and more than 15% international students, the College seeks courses appealing and welcoming to all of Knox’s students.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. is expected at time of appointment; exceptional ABD candidates will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience with undergraduates

To apply, candidates should submit: The application should include a brief cover letter that addresses the qualifications listed above. The application must include a separate statement that explains the applicant’s undergraduate liberal arts teaching philosophy. The applicant should address their experience with and attention to diversity. The applicant should also discuss their current and future research agenda. A curriculum vitae Three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which should address the applicant’s teaching.

Submission is done via Interfolio:

Review of applications will begin February 9, 2024. Applications completed by February 23, 2024 will receive full consideration for preliminary interviews conducted via online video conference in late February and early March. We will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Additional materials, including scholarly work and teaching portfolio with syllabi, may be requested of candidates during the screening and interview process.

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Knox Notice of Non-Discrimination

In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex.

The College official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Non-Discrimination is Kimberly K. Schrader, Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College's policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to this Notice of Non-Discrimination and the College’s policies and procedures.

Title IX Coordinator Kimberly K. Schrader Old Jail 12 | Campus Box K-209 337 South Cherry Street Galesburg, IL 61401 Phone: 309-341-7751 Email: Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Knox may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the United States Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or both. Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office 500 W Madison St., Suite 1475 Chicago, IL 60661-4544 Phone: 312-730-1560 Email: Inquiries regarding the College’s policies regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) should be directed to either the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources or Director of Disability Support Services identified below.

For Employees: Office of Human Resources Administrative Services Center 109 | Campus Box K-200 368 South Prairie Street Galesburg, IL 61401 Phone: 309-341-7200 Email:

For Students: Director of Disability Support Services Stephanie Grimes Umbeck Science and Math Center E111 | Campus Box K183 340 South West Street Phone: 309-341-7478 Email:

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