The Department of Mathematics at Bowdoin College invites applications for two full-time, five-year lecturer appointments beginning July 1, 2024. We look forward to welcoming individuals who share our goal of fostering an inclusive mathematical community through exemplary teaching, mentoring, and outreach. The teaching load is five courses per year, focused on our calculus and introductory mathematics courses. These appointments are part of a targeted five-year curricular and pedagogical initiative to explore strategies for meeting the quantitative needs of our student body; the successful candidates will be key partners in departmental efforts to support students who are beginning their mathematical journey at Bowdoin College. Pending assessment of this initiative in the context of institutional needs and priorities, ongoing lecturer-track positions in the department may become available.
We seek applications from candidates in all fields of mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education. A Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment. Applicants should have completed at least four semesters of teaching as the primary instructor or instructor of record. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in their teaching. In all areas, we evaluate a candidate's experiences in the context of their career stage.
Bowdoin College accepts only submissions through MathJobs.org. Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. A complete application includes the following materials:
- A cover letter of not more than two pages which addresses your experience and how this position might integrate with your long-term career goals. Also, please briefly describe your teaching as a primary instructor or instructor of record. A curriculum vitae. A teaching statement. Two letters of reference which address your teaching experience. An optional third letter may speak to any aspect of your application. As part of the application, you should address your experience with and approaches to fostering learning, mentoring, and belonging in a broad population of students. You may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or incorporate this material within the narratives of the cover letter and teaching statement.
While an active research program is neither required nor expected as part of this position, Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development including robust programming and resources for establishing and enhancing mentoring networks. The College also offers support for teaching, research, publication, digital initiatives, computing software, conference travel, and community partnerships in courses.
The Bowdoin community warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the inclusive instruction and support of a diverse student population and who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply. Accessibility during the application and interview stages, as well as once employed, is a priority of the College: https://www.bowdoin.edu/accessibility/index.html. Finally, visa sponsorships for faculty hires are available.
The Department of Mathematics at Bowdoin College is a welcoming community of dedicated scholars and students brought together by a shared joy in the exploration of mathematics. We prioritize mentorship for all faculty and are excited to welcome new members who share our commitment to inclusive teaching, mentoring, and building a community that actively broadens who counts themselves a mathematician.
Students form the core of our community. The mathematics major is one of the largest at Bowdoin College but still retains an intimate and engaging culture that attempts to cultivate the spark of learning in each of its members. Each year, our introductory courses reach over a quarter of the student body, whose academic interests range across the majors offered at the College. Our courses highlight mathematics as a liberal art, as Bowdoin College does not offer engineering or business courses. In addition to engaging classroom dynamics, we benefit from student-faculty lunches and a variety of seminar series focusing on faculty research, teaching practice, and topics of interest to students.
Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Bowdoin is located in Brunswick, Maine, a 30-minute drive north of Portland. Bowdoin's reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, its intimate size, its strong sense of community, commitment to diversity (38% students of color, 7% international students and approximately 17% first generation college students), and highly valued links with the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine. The College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the department, the College, and mid-coast Maine, please visit bowdoin.edu.