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Assistant Professor in Mathematics (Tenure Track)
We have a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning September 1, 2024. The Department of Mathematics seeks an exceptional teacher with an established and active research program in one or more of the following:
● Mathematics of random processes: Mathematical Statistical Mechanics, Stochastic Calculus, and/or Stochastic Differential Equations.
● Mathematics of quantum systems and theories: Mathematics of Quantum Information and Computation, Mathematics of Quantum Field Theory, and/or Quantum Algebra.
We aim to hire a mathematician whose interests complement and interface with those of our continuing mathematics faculty and serve the needs of the curriculum. A successful candidate will interact with colleagues in Computer Science, Physics and/or AI Institute, and contribute to the emerging College initiatives.
The teaching responsibility will be an average of 4.5 courses per year, including courses in calculus, differential equations and probability. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics, and should have completed at least one year of either a full-time teaching position in mathematics or of a research-oriented postdoctoral position in mathematics. Applications must be able to demonstrate a strong research trajectory, an exemplary teaching record, and a commitment to mentoring undergraduates.
To apply, please provide all of the following:
● cover letter, which addresses your specific reasons for seeking a position at Colby, which is a liberal arts institution, and your commitment to promoting diversity in the discipline of mathematics;
● two-page statement on teaching, describing practical pedagogical strategies and concrete experiences of their implementation in introductory courses;
● official summary evaluation sheets from all of the courses taught during the past three (3) academic years;
● concise statement aimed at Colby mathematicians outlining your research program;
● at least four (4) letters of recommendation submitted directly by the recommenders, at least two (2) of which should focus on the particulars of your teaching and mentoring experience, and at least two (2) – on your research activities.
All materials should be submitted online at www.mathjobs.org. Review of complete applications will begin on November 1, 2023. Some late applications may be considered in extraordinary circumstances. Candidates who are selected for the short list will be asked to participate in a Zoom interview at the end of November, and to provide a short recording of a calculus presentation (more detailed instructions will be issued in this regard). The finalists will be invited to campus for on-site interviews in early-to-mid-December, and we expect to be able to extend an offer to a successful candidate by the end of December.
Colby is a highly selective college of approximately 2500 students located in central Maine. The college, situated 75 miles north of Portland, and 185 miles north of Boston, enjoys easy access to the spectacular outdoors, as well as to various recreational and cultural activities. For more information about the position and the department, please visit the departmental webpage.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.
For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu
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