Visiting Assistant Professor in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics



Job description

Posting Number: R0004950
Location: Salem Campus

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Position Summary:
Willamette University invites applications for a two-year, non-tenure-track full-time position in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2023 and running through May 2025. Renewal of the first year’s contract is contingent on satisfactory colleague assessment of teaching performance.

We seek candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and research at a primarily undergraduate institution. As part of our drive towards inclusive excellence in the classroom, the department seeks to create a supportive community for all students. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to and success in higher education.

Willamette is a small, highly selective private university of 2500 students, 1300 of whom are enrolled in the undergraduate College of Arts & Sciences, which is committed to providing students with a well-rounded liberal arts education. The College of Arts & Sciences is proud to enroll a substantial number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students of color. Over the past four years, 24% of our students were first-generation; 24% were Pell-eligible; and 33% identified as African American, Hispanic/LatinX, Native American/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiracial.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Teach 6 courses per year, and participate in departmental and college faculty and student life. Primary duties include teaching 4 sections at the introductory level (2 per semester) and two upper level courses (1 per semester) in subdisciplines of applied mathematics. The position also allows optional opportunities to work with undergraduates on mentored research or to involve them in the candidate’s research program.


  • PhD in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. ABD with teaching experience considered.
  • Must be able to reside in or primarily work in Oregon by the first day of employment. This is an in-person teaching position.

All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.

How to apply

You will need to upload the following documents separately as part of your application materials in the “My Experience” section labeled Resume:

  • Letter of application describing your interest and qualifications for the position, with a description of courses you could teach within the program;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A description (for non-specialists) of research plans and accomplishments;
  • A statement of teaching philosophy, including an explanation of how you guide students toward specific learning objectives;
  • A brief statement (500 words or less) describing ways you can contribute to the university’s mission of promoting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus;
  • Unofficial copy of graduate transcripts.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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