Assistant Professor of Mathematics (September 2020)
The Department of Mathematics at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track position starting July 1, 2021.
W&L is a small, prestigious liberal arts institution, where mathematics is one of the largest departments. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. Our department is committed to preparing our students for engaged citizenship by creating a vibrant educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Diversity is a core value of the Department of Mathematics, as we believe that the educational environment is enhanced when people with diverse backgrounds and ideas come together to learn. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.
We are seeking an applicant who will help us expand our course offerings. We mentor a large, active, and growingly diverse group of talented students; the number of mathematics majors is five times the national average for a school our size. Almost all W&L students will take at least one mathematics course from us before they graduate, and we offer a variety of interesting and attractive courses at lower levels of mathematics that serve our student body at large.
Our academic year is broken into two 12 weeks terms and a 4 week term. The teaching load alternates between 5 and 6 courses per year with small class sizes of 15 – 24 students, and the university offers a generous sabbatical policy among many other generous benefits .
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in mathematics, or have completed one by the time of appointment, with a successful record in research and in the classroom as well as a passion for excellence in teaching.
Your cover letter should clearly indicate how you would contribute to an energetic mathematics department in a liberal arts environment. To apply please submit the following application materials at http://apply.interfolio.com/78742 : a cover letter, research statement, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of reference, one of which addresses teaching. Preference will be given to applications received by November 20, 2020 .
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.