Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

The Williams College Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a one-year visiting position in mathematics, to begin fall 2024. Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. in mathematics or applied mathematics by summer of 2024.

Visiting Assistant Professors are asked to teach four courses per year and make small contributions to service activities in the department. Furthermore, they will be invited to participate in all aspects of the department, providing a window into the experience of being a mathematician in a liberal-arts college. For example, should they wish to, a VAP could advise undergraduate student colloquia (our capstone experience for seniors) or participate in SMALL, our NSF-funded REU summer program.

Our department offers a vibrant undergraduate program with majors in mathematics (including an applied mathematics emphasis) and statistics; for more information, see 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, an annual allocation of funds to support travel and research, and a shared computer cluster for parallel computation. Williams offers faculty participation in the college’s professional development program First3, access to a number of online NCFDD resources, and support through the newly established Rice Center for Teaching.

Williams has an enrollment of approximately 2000 undergraduates, roughly 15% of whom major in mathematics and statistics. Our department is a warm community of mathematicians and statisticians who are deeply dedicated to research, teaching, and mentoring undergraduates, and are committed to making everyone feel welcome and included. We encourage all applicants who are driven by both research and teaching to apply.


Approximately one hour from the Albany, NY airport, Williams College is located in Williamstown, a thriving destination proximate to three major art museums and access to theater, music, and dance festivals, community supported agriculture farms, a highly-rated public school system, and many other resources.

Please submit your application via MathJobs:

Your application should include the following components:

1) A cover letter. This should provide a brief summary of your professional experience and future goals, and should address your interest in working at Williams College in particular.

2) A current CV.

3) A research statement.

4) A teaching statement. This should address your teaching philosophy and experience, ways in which you foster an inclusive learning environment, and other reflections or relevant information you would like to share.

5) Three recommendation letters, at least one of which addresses your teaching experience.

If you have questions about this position, contact the Chair of the Hiring Committee, Leo Goldmakher ([email protected]). Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, but all applications received by November 15th, 2023 will be guaranteed full consideration. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available at

Williams College is a 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. 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.