The Williams College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for two two-year visiting positions in mathematics, to begin fall 2019. Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, or a related field by summer, 2019. We will consider candidates with any area of mathematical expertise.
Visiting Assistant Professors are asked to teach four courses per year on our 12-week semester schedule, advise several undergraduate student colloquia (our capstone experience for seniors), and make small contributions to service activities in the department. This set of professional duties provides a window into the experience of being a mathematician in a liberal arts setting.
Our department offers a vibrant undergraduate program with majors in mathematics (including an applied mathematics emphasis) and in statistics. For more information, see the department website. The multidisciplinary environment is a rich and collegial setting for student education and faculty research. Williams College provides: the opportunity to apply for student research assistant support; a standard, annual allocation of funds to support travel and research; and a shared computer cluster for parallel computation. Visiting Assistant Professors are also eligible to participate in the college’s comprehensive First Three professional development program.
Approximately one hour from the Albany, NY airport, Williams College is located in Williamstown, a thriving destination proximate to: three major art museums; theater, music, and dance festivals; community supported agriculture farms; a highly-rated public school system; and many other resources.
The Williams undergraduate student body has 40% U.S. minority enrollment and nearly 10% international enrollment. Reflecting the institution’s values, our department is diverse and inclusive, with 50% of our faculty being women, people of color, and/or members of the LGBTQ+ community. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups with respect to gender, race and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability status, socioeconomic background, and other axes of diversity.
Applications should be submitted via MathJobs. Your application should include the following components.
1) Please provide a cover letter. This letter might describe your interest in Williams and in the liberal arts, and provide a brief summary of your professional experience and future goals. We ask you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support Williams’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
2) Please provide a current curriculum vitae.
3) Please provide a teaching statement. Ideally, this statement should be 2 – 3 pages long, and it might address your teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and any other reflections or relevant information you would like to share.
4) Please provide a brief research statement. Ideally, it should help our faculty, who come from a wide range of mathematical disciplines, understand the nature of your work and think about how to support you during your post-Ph.D. years.
5) Please have at least three recommenders submit letters of recommendation. If possible, at least one of these letters should comment on your experience as a teaching assistant or on any other instructional capacities in which you have served.
We also ask applicants to fill out this brief EEOC demographic survey. While completing this form is voluntary, we hope you will fill it out. Responses will be accessible only by administrators and EEO officers.
If you have questions about this position, contact search committee chair Chad Topaz ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin on or after November 1 and will continue until the positions are filled. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here.
Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.