Assistant Professor of Discrete Mathematics

Applicants with expertise in discrete mathematics, broadly construed, are invited to apply for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2014. We seek candidates whose interests complement existing departmental strengths in areas such as algebra, combinatorics, geometry and number theory. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Search Status

Application review begins December 15, 2013. The position is open until filled.

Position Responsibilities

Faculty are expected to be excellent teachers who actively engage students in mathematical discovery and are involved in curricular development. The current standard teaching load is two courses (about 9 classroom hours per week) per quarter. Teaching assignments may include some core mathematics courses. A good refereed publication record is required. He/she is expected to be actively involved in curricular development and other departmental issues. Interdisciplinary collaborative research and the establishment of grant-funded projects are strongly encouraged.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent advanced degree) in discrete mathematics or a related field by September 2014.
  • Evidence of effective undergraduate teaching.
  • Evidence of active scholarship.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse colleague and student population.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of on-going professional service.

Application Instructions and Requested Documents

Please submit your application via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE). Note: You will need to be using Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system.

Candidates must submit (1) the WWU coversheet (available on the Mathematics Department website), (2) a vita, (3) transcripts, (4) a description of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, including a short statement on how the applicant’s experiences (academic or non-academic) have prepared them to effectively teach an increasingly diverse student body, and (5) a statement of scholarly interests. Upload your materials as required by the EASE application system. Please do not send these materials as email attachments to the department. Additionally, three letters of recommendation addressing both teaching and research must be sent directly to the Math Department at the address below; either electronic or hardcopy format is acceptable.

For additional information please contact:

Discrete Mathematics Search
Department of Mathematics
Western Washington University
516 High Street, Bellingham WA 98225-9063
U.S.A. Tel.: (360) 650-3785
Fax: (360) 650-7788

Page Updated 10.16.2013