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Two Open-Rank Positions in Mathematics Announced at Amherst College

Amherst College, Posted: November 10, 2022


The Amherst College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for two full-time open-rank positions in mathematics (at either the tenure-track or tenured level) that will begin on July 1, 2023. For one of the positions, we have a strong preference for an applied mathematician; the other is open to all research areas of mathematics. Any appointment with tenure will be contingent upon a positive tenure review.

Amherst College is proud of its efforts to achieve and sustain diversity of all kinds within our community. For example, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients, 45 percent identify as domestic students of color, 9 percent are international students, and 13 percent are first-generation college students. 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.

Responsibilities for these positions include teaching two courses per semester, supervising undergraduate theses, and supporting the mathematics program at the college. The successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to the department’s efforts to address diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to participate in department governance and intellectual community. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field, or must complete all requirements for that degree, before the start of the appointment. They must demonstrate a strong commitment to research and be passionate about teaching mathematics to undergraduates at all levels.

The college has a generous sabbatical policy for tenure-track and tenured faculty, and provides annual funding to support conference travel and research. There is also significant support for course innovation and development through the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation (including at least one that specifically addresses teaching experience) to be submitted to Mathjobs.org. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, but all applications received by December 1, 2022, will be guaranteed consideration.