College of Science & Engineering

Assistant Professor of Geometry/Topology

Applicants with expertise in the general area of geometry and/or topology, including for example differential geometry and algebraic topology, are invited to apply for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2019.

Search Status

Application review begins October 15, 2018. The position is open until filled.

Position Responsibilities

Faculty are expected to be excellent and dedicated teachers who actively engage students in mathematical discovery and are involved in academic program development. The current standard teaching load is two courses (about 8 classroom hours per week) per quarter. A strong refereed publication record is required. Faculty are expected to be actively involved in curricular development and departmental service issues. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research and the establishment of grant-funded projects are strongly encouraged.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent advanced degree) in mathematics by June 2020
  • Evidence of effective undergraduate teaching
  • Evidence of productive scholarship in the general area of geometry and/or topology
  • Ability to work effectively with a very diverse faculty and student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of effective mentoring of students, such as involving undergraduates in capstone projects and/or research activities

Application Instructions and Requested Documents

Please submit your application via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (PageUp). Note: You will need to use Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system.

Candidates must submit a vita, transcripts, a description of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, including a short statement on how the applicant’s experiences (academic or non-academic) have prepared them to effectively teach an increasingly diverse student body, and a statement of scholarly interests. Upload your materials as required by the PageUp application system. Three confidential letters of recommendation addressing both teaching and research are required and requests will be automatically sent to your references from our PageUp system.

For additional information please contact:

Geometry/Topology Search
Department of Mathematics
Western Washington University
516 High Street, Bellingham WA 98225-9063
U.S.A. Tel.: (360) 650-3785
Fax: (360) 650-7788
Email: MathGeometryTopologySearch@wwu.edu