College of Science & Engineering

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at Western Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in areas complementing departmental strengths in pure and applied mathematics. We particularly seek expertise in probability, dynamical systems, ordinary differential equations, or related areas, with a preference for work in these areas motivated by applications to the natural, applied or social sciences.  However, exceptionally strong applicants in other areas complementing departmental strengths will also be considered.

Search Status

Application review begins November 15, 2019. The position is open until filled.

Position Responsibilities

The successful candidate is expected to be an outstanding teacher who actively engages students in mathematical discovery and contributes to their intellectual and professional development in many respects. We seek an energetic scholar who is also passionate about undergraduate math education and mentoring and stimulating undergraduates, for example by offering opportunities for involvement in capstone projects and undergraduate research experiences. A strong refereed publication record is required, and the establishment of grant-funded projects is highly encouraged. Faculty are expected to be actively involved in curricular development and departmental service commitments.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in mathematics by June 2021
  • A record of outstanding undergraduate teaching in mathematics
  • Evidence of sustained productive scholarship in pure and/or applied mathematics
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively with a very diverse faculty and student population

Preferred qualifications:

  • Expertise in applied probability, dynamical systems, ordinary differential equations, or closely related areas
  • Experience involving undergraduates in projects and other extracurricular activities involving mathematics

Application Instructions and Requested Documents

Please follow this link to submit your application via WWU’s Page Up application system. Note: You will need to use Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system.

The strongest applications will be those that follow the advice provided in: Linda Chen: Interested in Applying to a Liberal Arts Institution?: Perspectives from Reva Kasman, Julie Rana, and Chad Topaz, Notices of the American Mathematical Society 66(6), 855-859 June/July 2019 (https://www.ams.org/journals/notices/201906/rnoti-p855.pdf)

Candidates must submit a vita, a statement of scholarly interests, transcripts, and a description of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, and must include a short statement on how the applicant’s experiences (academic or non-academic) have prepared them to effectively teach an increasingly diverse student body.  Upload your materials as required by the Page Up application system.

Three letters of recommendation addressing both teaching and research must be submitted.



For additional information please contact:

Math TT 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: MathSearch@wwu.edu