Positions in Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics at Bowdoin College invites applications for two tenure track
positions at the rank of assistant professor beginning July 1, 2021. We look to welcoming two
individuals who share our commitment to the goal of fostering an inclusive mathematical
community through exemplary research, teaching, mentoring, and outreach.
Successful applicants will have an established research trajectory, evidence of excellence in
teaching and support for inclusion and diversity inside or outside the classroom. In each of these
areas, we appreciate that a candidate's experiences may be commensurate with their career stage.
Applications are invited in all fields of mathematics and statistics.
The regular teaching load is two courses per semester, generally one major-level and one
introductory-level course. The Department of Mathematics welcomes applications from
candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population. We value a
community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly received and encouraged to
Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty research including a fully-funded, year-long
junior sabbatical leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), regular post-
tenure sabbaticals, as well as conference and travel support. Bowdoin also provides robust
assistance in securing funding from outside agencies. We recognize that recruiting and retaining
faculty may involve consideration of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible
the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and
partners of members of the faculty.
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions through MathJobs. A complete
application includes a cover letter; curriculum vitae; research, teaching, and diversity statements;
and letters of reference. We request that each applicant submit three letters of reference: two
addressing research and one addressing teaching. If your efforts related to diversity, equity and
inclusion, whether inside or outside the classroom, will not be fully described in your research or
teaching letters, we welcome a fourth letter from a reference who can speak to your commitment
to fostering an inclusive mathematical community.
In your cover letter, please address in one or two paragraphs your short- or long-term career
goals related to research; teaching; and diversity, equity, and inclusion, and why Bowdoin
College is a good place for you to realize them. A Ph.D. is expected by the time of appointment.
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2020, and will continue until the position is
The Bowdoin College Department of Mathematics 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. We prioritize mentorship for all our faculty and are excited to welcome
new members who share our commitment to research, teaching, and building a community that
actively broadens who counts themselves as a mathematician.
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.
Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective
coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Bowdoin is located in Brunswick,
Maine, a 30 minute drive north of Portland. Bowdoin's reputation rests on the excellence of its
faculty and students, its intimate size, its strong sense of community, commitment to diversity
(35% students of color, 7% international students and approximately 15% first generation
college students), and highly valued links with the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.
The College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful
discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular
programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of
birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or
mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further
information about the department, the College, and midcoast Maine, please visit bowdoin.edu.