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Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Employer
Washington and Lee University
Location
Lexington, VA

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Faculty Jobs
Engineering & Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Location:
Lexington, VA
Open Date:
Feb 14, 2024
Description:
The Department of Mathematics at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a one-year visiting teaching position for the 2024-25 academic year.

W&L is a small, prestigious liberal arts institution, where mathematics is one of the largest departments.  To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity.  Our department is committed to preparing our students for engaged citizenship by creating a vibrant educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.  Diversity is a core value of the Department of Mathematics, as we believe that the educational environment is enhanced when people with diverse backgrounds and ideas come together to learn.  In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.  

We are seeking an applicant with a successful record in the classroom as well as a passion for excellence in teaching.  We mentor a large, active, and growingly diverse group of talented students; the number of mathematics majors is five times the national average for a school our size.  Almost all W&L students will take at least one mathematics course from us before they graduate, and we offer a variety of interesting and attractive courses at lower levels of mathematics that serve our student body at large. 

Our academic year is broken into two 12 weeks terms and a 4 week term. The teaching load is 6 courses per year with small class sizes of 15 – 25 students.


Qualifications:
A Ph.D in Mathematics at the time of appointment is required.


Application Instructions:
Applications are being accepted through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/140922. To apply please submit the following application materials: a cover letter, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of reference which address teaching.  The committee is especially interested in learning how you will contribute to an energetic mathematics department in an inclusive liberal arts environment.  Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact Alan McRae at mcraea@wlu.edu.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Organization

About W&L
Washington and Lee University is a nationally ranked, private liberal arts institution located in
Lexington, Virginia. W&L integrates the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts
curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and
a graduate School of Law. Our academic units are strengthened by meaningful collaborations,
all in the service of the university’s mission.
With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,860, our small size enables students to
find mentors and develop personal relationships across campus. W&L is committed to
institutional citizenship. We regard liberal arts education as an important public good, of value
not only to our students and alumni, but also to the larger communities in which we live.
Our Mission
W&L provides a liberal arts education that develops students’ capacity to think freely, critically,
and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility. Graduates will be
prepared for lifelong learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others,
and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.
Our Community
W&L is the ninth-oldest institution of higher education in the U.S. and is located in the scenic
Shenandoah Valley. We are a modern university located on a beautiful and historically
significant campus.
Our most valuable asset is the quality of our vibrant and welcoming community. Our faculty are
devoted teachers and scholars who uphold the highest academic standards and take a personal
interest in the lives of their students. Our staff takes pride in knowing that each individual
makes important contributions to the success of the university. Our alumni are extraordinarily
loyal and generous to their alma mater.
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion affirms that diverse perspectives and
backgrounds enhance our community. The university is committed to the recruitment,
enrichment, and retention of faculty and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points
of view, interests, and identities.

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