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Assistant Professor of Discrete Math
About the Position: Applicants with expertise in discrete mathematics, broadly construed, are invited to apply for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2014. We seek candidates whose interests complement existing departmental strengths in areas such as algebra, combinatorics, geometry and number theory.
About the College/Department: The Department of Mathematics has about 20 full-time faculty whose interests extend over a wide range of topics in applied and pure mathematics, statistics and math education. Besides our primary focus on undergraduate instruction, we offer a Masters program in mathematics with about 20 students. The Department of Mathematics strives to further Western’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity, and encourages applications from diverse candidates.

Western Washington University has about 650 faculty and 15,000 students. It is located in Bellingham on a hill overlooking Bellingham Bay. Bellingham, a city of approximately 80,000, is a physically and culturally active, environmentally friendly, family community with access to good schools. Its proximity to Seattle (90 miles), Vancouver (55 miles), the ocean and mountains, provides access to many recreational opportunities as well as metropolitan facilities and major research institutions.
Position Responsibilities: Faculty are expected to be excellent teachers who actively engage students in mathematical discovery and are involved in curricular development. The current standard teaching load is two courses (about 9 classroom hours per week) per quarter. Teaching assignments may include some core mathematics courses. A good refereed publication record is required. He/she is expected to be actively involved in curricular development and other departmental issues. Interdisciplinary collaborative research and the establishment of grant-funded projects are strongly encouraged.
Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. (or equivalent advanced degree) in discrete mathematics or a related field by September 2014
  • Evidence of effective undergraduate teaching
  • Evidence of active scholarship
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse colleague and student population
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of on-going professional service
Academic Emphasis: Discrete Mathematics
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Please go to: www.wwu.edu/jobs  to submit your application via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE). Note: You will need to use Internet Explorer to utilize our online application system.

Candidates must submit (1) the WWU coversheet , (2) a vita, (3) transcripts, (4) 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 (5) a statement of scholarly interests.  Upload your materials as required by the EASE application system. 

Three letters of recommendation addressing both teaching and research must be sent directly to the Math Department at the address below; either electronic or hardcopy format is acceptable.

Discrete Mathematics 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: MathDiscreteSearch@wwu.edu 
Web: http://www.wwu.edu/depts/math/jobs/jobs.shtml  
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Job Posted: 10/15/2013
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins December 15, 2013; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 130677
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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