Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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About Mills College:
Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit

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The Department:
Mills College's Mathematics & Computer Science Department has a strong history of removing gender and racial barriers in STEM, including establishing the first computer science major at a women's college. Faculty are committed to supporting undergraduate majors, while also making forward-thinking contributions to mathematics, data science, and computer science.

The Position:
The Mathematics & Computer Science Department at Mills College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Mathematics. The successful candidate will have evidence of exemplary teaching and scholarship and explicit interest in mentoring and teaching a diverse body of undergraduate women and gender nonconforming students. The candidate will support the academic programs in Mathematics and Data Science and will be skilled at teaching a broad variety of courses, including applied mathematics courses at the undergraduate level. The Assistant Professor will be responsible for teaching 18 credits per year, advising approximately 25 students, and other departmental and college service.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or a closely related field in hand at time of appointment
  • Potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching
  • Research program that will be productive and include undergraduates

    Additional Information:

    This is an exempt, full-time position and includes a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college match after a qualifying period. Faculty members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance and legal-assistance insurance.

    Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to

    All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicant's background check must be cleared.

    Application Instructions:

    To apply, submit the following documents at

  • Employee Application
  • Current CV
  • Cover Letter - detailing teaching and mentoring experience
  • Contact Information for 3 References
  • 3 Narrative Statements:a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a statement describing your research program, and a statement of interest in advocating for women and racial diversity in mathematics and data science

    Review of applications will begin on November 4.

    Please note that you can only upload 6 "Other" documents. You can consolidate multiple pages/documents into one file upload. The file size limit for each upload is 10Mb.

    Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/17/2019
    Application Due: 5/15/2020
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