Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Job description

The Department of Mathematics at Lafayette College in Easton, PA invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in mathematical modeling or applied analysis beginning Fall 2021. We seek candidates with the potential to make significant contributions to the department’s teaching and scholarship missions. Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences or be in the final stages of attaining one.

The normal teaching load for tenure-track faculty members is four courses for the first year, and five per year thereafter. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in teaching and a strong, active research program. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to contribute to Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. They will also demonstrate a willingness and ability to contribute to the life of a vigorous mathematics program on a small, exclusively undergraduate campus. Applied, interdisciplinary, and theoretical research are equally valued. Lafayette’s mathematics department has an outstanding record of leadership in undergraduate research, and candidates should have an interest in mentoring student projects.

To apply, on MathJobs, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statements describing your teaching philosophy and research program, and three references. Candidates should address in their applications how their teaching, scholarship, and/or service will support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the College’s diversity statement (

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications completed by January 8, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Lafayette College is a highly selective private undergraduate college with academic programs and opportunities characteristic of larger institutions. The College is approximately 70 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all its students, staff, and faculty. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws and College policies.




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Posted: 1/12/2021
Application Due: 3/13/2021
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