History/Philosophy of Mathematics/Ethnomathematics, Assistant/Associate Professor

Pitzer College

Job Type: Academic Administration

Application Deadline: November 7, 2014


Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges in California, seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor of Mathematics whose scholarship includes work in the history of mathematics, the philosophy of mathematics, or ethnomathematics. The Ph. D. is required, and if it is not in mathematics, the candidate should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and either a Master’s degree in mathematics or similar additional graduate coursework. The successful candidate would teach courses in her or his specialty, courses in mathematics designed for liberal arts students, the Calculus sequence, and other mathematics courses as appropriate.

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. 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 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 the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement.

To apply, please visit FacultyJobs@Pitzer or enter the following address in your
browser: https://pitzer.peopleadmin.com/postings/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=&query_v 0_posted_at_date=&query_organizational_tier_3_id=any&query_position_type_id=2&418=&co mmit=Search to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, selected evidence of excellence in teaching and research, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research, and a list of three persons the candidate will ask to provide letters of recommendation to Pitzer by the deadline. 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. The deadline for applying is November 7, 2014 or until the position is filled. Applications received before November 7, 2014 will be given preference. Preliminary interviews will be held at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, January 10-13, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas, or by phone for those who cannot attend the meeting. Campus interviews will follow in late February and early March, 2015. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of submitted applications.

Pitzer College — a private, undergraduate, coeducational college of the liberal arts and sciences — is consistently ranked among the best such colleges in the country. Located in Claremont, California, a city about 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Pitzer is a member of The Claremont Colleges consortium and benefits from the shared resources of seven institutions.

Posted: June 26, 2014