Job Title: Associate or Full Professor of Mathematics
Is this a tenure track position? Yes
Position Status: Full-time
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Colorado College invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor rank in Mathematics or Statistics, to begin in August of 2020. Candidates must have several years of experience at the tenure-track or tenured level, an extensive record of exceptional teaching, and an established research program. A candidate who has received tenure at another institution is eligible for tenure review at Colorado College as part of the hiring process. This is an open-field search. A Ph.D. in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field such as Data Science or Biostatistics is required.
We seek a mathematician or statistician with broad teaching interests who can teach introductory as well as advanced mathematics or statistics courses to a diverse community of undergraduate students. Strong candidates should share the department’s commitment to antiracist work and actively broadening participation in STEM fields. Therefore, experience with teaching, mentoring, recruiting, and supporting students from historically underrepresented groups in STEM is a criterion for appointment. We are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and particularly encourage individuals who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups to apply.
The department fosters a supportive and inclusive learning community of faculty and students who share a passion for the mathematical sciences. We seek to provide a nurturing learning environment that stimulates growth and intellectual exploration. The department values both depth and breadth in Mathematics and Statistics, potential for implementing innovative and inclusive teaching methods in a liberal arts setting, and mentored undergraduate research. We expect the successful candidate to: (1) Teach introductory and advanced mathematics or statistics courses; offer additional courses as electives for departmental majors; (2) collaborate with department members to diversify the curriculum and create and maintain inclusive learning environments; (3) mentor students and junior faculty from under-represented groups; (4) maintain a rigorous research program that ideally includes undergraduate students; (5) mentor departmental majors who are completing their senior theses; (6) advise students who are interested in the mathematical sciences; and (7) serve on departmental and College committees.
Colorado College is a nationally recognized, residential liberal arts college with about 2,000 students. Located one hour south of Denver, the city of Colorado Springs offers many cultural and recreational activities in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Region. The College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. One distinguishing feature of Colorado College is its Block Plan, in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, and professors teach five of the eight blocks in an academic year and devote the equivalent of one block to supervising capstone projects.
The department offers a highly collegial and collaborative work environment; opportunity for collaboration on research and teaching with colleagues in or outside of the department; opportunity to work with a talented and diverse community of students who are passionate about Mathematics and Statistics; generous sabbatical policy and funding for research and conference travel; start-up funding; support for professional development.
Applicants should submit: (1) A cover letter describing your interest in teaching Mathematics or Statistics in the liberal arts context at Colorado College; (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a diversity statement about your experience with, and vision for, recruiting and mentoring students and/or faculty from underrepresented groups. Include examples of ways you have engaged intentionally to address issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity; (4) a teaching statement, including (a) your teaching philosophy (describe principles, practices, or experiences that inform the way you teach, and how you have grown as a teacher) and (b) a discussion of your ability to use a range of teaching strategies, including active learning methods, in order to engage a diverse community of students; (5) teaching evaluations, if available; (6) a research statement including your accomplishments and future plans and potential for including undergraduate students in your work (please include one to two introductory paragraphs describing your main research questions and their significance in a language accessible to a general scientific audience); (7) two representative samples of scholarly work; (8) graduate school transcripts; (9) a service statement describing your experience with, and vision for, service to your department, institution, profession, and/or community. Please include any experience with antiracist work; (10) any additional supporting materials (optional). Three letters of recommendation will be required of finalist candidates. At least one letter should comment on teaching ability, and at least one should comment on your experience with initiatives related to diversity and inclusion.
Please submit application materials to https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/4222. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Applicants who meet the requirements above may be invited to interview while the job is still posted. For more information, contact Prof. Andrea Bruder, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D.
Job Open Date: 11/22/2019
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Open Until Filled: Yes
About Colorado College
Colorado College is a private liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs with about 2,000 students.