Assistant Professor of Mathematics - University of Puget Sound in Tacoma Washington

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University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Washington 98416

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Job ID

Math & Computer Science

Full/Part Time



The University of Puget Sound Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications for a tenure-line position in mathematics beginning Fall 2016 at the rank of Assistant Professor.


The standard teaching assignment is three courses per semester of lower- and upper-level undergraduate courses within the department’s curriculum. Other duties include continuation of professional development, supervision of undergraduate research projects, advising students, and participation in departmental and university governance.


Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in mathematics or a closely related field by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses in analysis and other areas of pure mathematics. Candidates should also have an interest in teaching a wide variety of courses, such as linear algebra, the calculus sequence, and introductory statistics.

The University of Puget Sound is a selective liberal arts college, and candidates should have a commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests can incorporate or generate undergraduate research projects.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Assistant Professor

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

About Puget Sound:

Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 50 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

More information about the department can be found at

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Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than November 15, 2015, to ensure consideration.

Required Documents:

Please submit curriculum vitae (CV) when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application. Applications submitted without these documents requested below will not be considered:

• Curriculum vitae
• Letter of Interest
• Teaching statement
• Research statement
• Three (3) Letters of Reference, at least one of which should be in regard to teaching. You will be prompted to enter the contact information for three (3) reference providers. The system will email these reference providers to request a letter on the next business day.
• Teaching evaluations (optional)

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.

Commitment to Diversity: Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. Please view the University Diversity Statement.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

Keyword Phrases

  • Mathematics
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 1 years
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume