Bowdoin College

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Mathematics


Bowdoin College’s Department of Mathematics invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor beginning July 1, 2020. A Ph.D. is preferred, but advanced ABDs will be considered. Our search will focus on the fields of probability and combinatorics, areas which complement the research interests of our current faculty. We seek a candidate with the expertise and interest in teaching courses in both probability and elementary statistics as part of their teaching duties. We are particularly interested in mathematicians whose research programs include both theoretical and computational aspects. Bowdoin is building an environment in which students and faculty from across disciplines can employ computational approaches to enrich their work. We welcome applicants who can contribute to this effort.

Bowdoin requires a strong commitment to research and a promise of long-term successful scholarly engagement as well as a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. The College offers internal funding in support of research, a fully-funded, year-long junior sabbatical leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), regular, generously funded, post-tenure sabbaticals as well as conference and travel support. The teaching load is two courses per semester.

Bowdoin is a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity.

We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of partners and spouses of members of the faculty.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit:

  1. AMS application cover sheet;
  2. a cover letter in which you elaborate on your suitability for and interest in this position at Bowdoin College;
  3. curriculum vitae;
  4. statement on research;
  5. statement on teaching;
  6. statement describing your potential contributions to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment
  7. at least three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must address teaching.

The Department also anticipates a visiting position at the rank of assistant professor, for a term of one year beginning July 1, 2020. Please indicate on the AMS cover sheet if you are also interested in being considered for a visiting position. In addition, please indicate whether you plan on attending the Joint Mathematics Meetings, and if you will be giving a talk.

Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to participate in the Mathematical Sciences Employment Center at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Denver in January 2020.

Bowdoin is committed to equality through Affirmative Action, and is an equal opportunity employer. Visit for more information.

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Last updated: 2020-01-15