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Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Westminster College

Company Information: Westminster College is a place for self-reliant students of all backgrounds who seek lives of consequence. We are a private, independent college that’s been advancing the liberal arts tradition in Utah since 1875. Our historic campus is the center of Salt Lake City’s Sugar House neighborhood. Our mountain vistas inspire exploration, our urban surroundings provide endless opportunities, and our small classes promote inclusive dialogue. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Our devoted faculty challenge students to engage their curiosity and pursue their passions through purpose-driven academic programs. Westminster is a place for expanding your worldview, innovating for the future, and launching a meaningful life. For more information visit
Westminster College is committed to a diversified workforce, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination. To this end, Westminster prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on race or ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, disabilities, genetic information, status as a veteran, or any other category or classification protected by applicable federal, state, or city laws.

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Duties and Responsibilities: The Mathematics Department invites applications for two assistant professor positions to commence in August 2018. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in Mathematics or Statistics; all fields will be considered. The most important qualification is demonstrated excellence in teaching. Successful candidates will have had full responsibility for teaching a variety of courses. Westminster College’s normal teaching load is 24 semester hours per year, typically 3 courses per semester, including a range of courses, from first year through senior level.

The Mathematics Department seeks to engage the world in a meaningful way and to promote social justice by practicing “mathematics with a conscience.” We employ evidence-based, active-learning practices, and we emphasize, in both our research and teaching, the application of mathematics to understanding and addressing social inequities. We have recently added a Data Science minor, which we hope to grow into a major in the future. We are also active in the college’s new liberal education program, which provides significant opportunities for development of innovative courses that serve students in all majors. Finally, we are in the second year of a $600,000 NSF S-STEM grant to fund scholarships and other initiatives for incoming students majoring in math, computer science, or physics.

Westminster College’s commitment to diversity and global learning is revealed in its core values, mission and vision statements, and learning goals. As part of our work to promote diversity in STEM fields, we are the only post-secondary institution in the state of Utah awarded grant funding by the US Department of Education to host the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, and we’ve recently concluded a term as invited participants in the Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES) Institute of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. We particularly seek colleagues who are prepared to facilitate the learning of all students, especially those from groups historically underrepresented in higher education, such as students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and first-generation college students.

Position Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in Mathematics or Statistics completed by August 2018.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching

Preferred Qualifications:
Preparation to facilitate the learning of all students, especially those from groups historically underrepresented in higher education

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Application Information: A complete application will include the following:
1. A current curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of four professional references.
2. A one- to two-page letter that addresses your teaching philosophy and experience, as well as the skills and experience that prepare you to facilitate the learning of students from groups historically underrepresented in higher education;

Please apply for this position at Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype and at the Joint Mathematical Meetings in early January. For more information about this position, contact Kenan Ince ( , 801-832-2843) or Janine Wittwer ( or at 801-832-2404), chairs of the search committee. This position is contingent on budgetary approval.

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