Tenure-Track Position in Mathematics Announced at The University of Washington

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Posted: September 28, 2021


The Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a full-time, open-rank tenure-stream position. Candidates will be considered for the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, either tenure-track or tenured, depending upon experience and qualifications. This position has an anticipated start date of Autumn 2022 and will have a 9-month service period. UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a full-time load of undergraduate and graduate courses, to engage in mentoring, and to participate in service to the department and the profession.

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community: visit https://math.washington.edu/diversity-commitment. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds or interests align with this commitment. Candidates must include a statement in this regard in their application.


Applicants are required to have a PhD, or foreign equivalent, and an established and strong research record in mathematics. The candidate’s research must be in geometry, interpreted broadly as the study of manifolds with structure; or topology, including algebraic, geometric, low-dimensional, and/or combinatorial topology.

We seek candidates who are leaders in their field, as demonstrated by their records in publication, mentoring, teaching, diversity, and service. Junior candidates are encouraged to also apply for our tenure-track assistant professor position.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a cover letter, the American Mathematical Society’s Cover Sheet for Academic Employment, a curriculum vitae, statements of research, diversity, and teaching interests, and at least three letters of recommendation. The cover letter should express how the candidate hopes to fit in our department. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. We will request letters of recommendation from selected candidates, and once requested, those must be received by November 29, 2021.

If you have additional letters regarding teaching or research that you would like to include with your application, you may do so by uploading them via the “Additional Documents” feature on Interfolio.

Candidates must include a diversity statement that addresses their contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This should be a one-to-two-page statement highlighting past contributions and future plans to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion, with attention to how the applicant has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in mathematics.

Guidance for job application materials

The research, teaching, and diversity statements can be organized in a variety of ways, but each should, at a minimum, communicate the following information:

  1. the broad vision and long-term impact that the applicant seeks;
  2. concrete examples of prior activities and accomplishments, if any, that showcase the ability of the applicant to achieve their vision;
  3. immediate plans and specific strategies for addressing that vision.

The research statement should be written for a broad mathematical audience, so that any mathematician can appreciate the impact of the candidate’s work, and preferably is 5–7 pages (plus references).

The teaching statement should discuss past teaching and mentoring experience and plans for improvement and development, and preferably is 1–2 pages.

The diversity statement should discuss past contributions and future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.  These contributions could include (but are not limited to):

  • Leadership or active roles in DEI-focused organizations, e.g., Math Alliance, SACNAS, NAM, AWM, etc.
  • Creating equitable and inclusive environments in an applicant’s service, teaching, or organizational efforts (e.g., seminars or conferences)
  • Dissemination of materials or guides for creating equitable and inclusive environments
  • Intentional mentoring (formal or informal) to students from historically excluded groups

We encourage applicants to provide concrete examples of their contribution(s) as well as a detailed description of the impact of and motivation for those contributions

Please contact Rose Choi (rosechoi@uw.edu) with any questions regarding the search.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.