Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges in California, seeks an Assistant Professor of Mathematics whose scholarship includes work in climate modeling or an adjacent area such as Partial Differential Equations, Applied Mathematics, or Dynamical Systems. Appointments at the rank of Associate may also be possible. The Ph.D. in Mathematics or related fieldis required. The successful candidate would teach courses in climate modeling, courses in mathematics designed for liberal arts students, the Calculus sequence, and other Mathematics courses as appropriate. The successful candidate will have opportunities to work with the Robert Redford Conservancy, the Hixon Center for Climate and the Environment, as well as coteaching opportunities with Environmental Analysis faculty and faculty in the Pitzer-Scripps Science center.

The deadline for applying is October 31st, or until the position is filled. Applications received before this date will be given preference. Preliminary interviews will be held by video conference in January 2024. Campus interviews will follow in late February and early March. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of submitted applications.

The Claremont Colleges (Pomona, Harvey Mudd, Scripps, Claremont McKenna, and Pitzer) have a cooperative mathematics program, with more than 50 Ph.D. mathematicians. Our collective organization, the Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences, sponsors many activities, including a weekly Mathematics Colloquium and several disciplinary seminars. The successful candidate could also participate in the intercollegiate program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Claremont Colleges.

Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented social groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College’s distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For the successful applicant with the relevant interests, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, and/or Women’s Studies.

To apply, submit:

1. Letter of application

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Selected evidence of excellence in teaching

4. Selected evidence of excellence in research

5. Statement of teaching philosophy

6. Description of research

7. Three reference letters

8. One reference letter focusing on teaching

9. Additionally, candidates should include a separate statement that addresses how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to the understanding of diversity at the College.

Electronic documents are required in the following formats: MS Word or PDF.

Compensation range: $88,000 – $92,000

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training. Pitzer College is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Our benefits package includes competitive compensation, health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement savings plans, generous paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick time, parental leave, bereavement, etc.), tuition reimbursement, tuition exchange program participation and more.

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