The Bowdoin Mathematics department is a welcoming community of dedicated scholars and students brought together by our shared joy in the exploration of mathematics.

A true liberal arts department, our research and teaching range across the discipline, from number theory to statistics, with outside connections to biology, computer science, political science, economics, and physics. Our talented students form the core of our community. With roughly fifty majors each year, ours is among the largest majors on campus, while still retaining an intimate and engaging culture that attempts to cultivate the spark of learning in each of its members. In addition to engaging classroom dynamics, we benefit from weekly student-faculty lunches, faculty-supported study sessions, and a variety of seminar series focusing on faculty research, teaching practice, and topics of interest to students.

A snapshot of our department:


Fall 2020 Information

The Mathematics Department supports many academic and social activities for its faculty and students. Log in to get Zoom links for calculus tutoring sessions, the students of color math study group, math lunch, student seminar talks, problem solving group, and Bowdoin women in math events.

Open Positions

The Department of Mathematics at Bowdoin College invites applications for two tenure track positions at the rank of assistant professor beginning July 1, 2021. Position descriptions and ad. If you are a potential applicant, we have compiled a brief introduction to the department, College, and our community.
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