Saint Michael’s College — Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of Mathematics

Company Description:
Saint Michael’s College delivers a compelling, world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our connected community allows students to form close relationships with each other and accomplished faculty and staff members, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. As a fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, one of the country’s top-rated college towns, Saint Michael’s offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service and wilderness experiences. Saint Michael’s is among the elite ranks of only 283 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus, making it clear why Newsweek magazine labeled the college a “hidden treasure” that “deserves more national recognition.” The College is included in the Princeton Review’s Best 379 Colleges, earning a spot on the Green College Honor Roll for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability. Surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, and only 3.5 hours from Boston and 1.5 hours from Montreal, the area offers abundant recreational and cultural opportunities. To learn more, visit

Job Description:
Saint Michael’s College’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for either a Visiting Assistant Professor or an Instructor beginning Fall 2019 for a full-time 3-year term. There is potential for conversion to tenure-track (for Assistant Professor rank) or renewal (for Instructor rank) during or at the end of the term. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to exciting and growing programs in Statistics, Mathematics, and Data Science, and support a wide range of partner disciplines through interdisciplinary collaborations, particularly a new institutional initiative in the Health Sciences.

Job Description:
Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching, including openness to opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations and undergraduate research. We seek expertise in the areas of statistics, data science, biomathematics, actuarial science, or mathematics education to support our current and newly developed programs, but candidates with other specialties are also urged to apply. Normal responsibilities for a Visiting Assistant Professor include teaching 6 courses per year with advising and institutional service with institutional supports available for research initiatives, while those for an instructor include teaching 7 courses per year and some departmental service. More information about the department can be found at the department websites:

Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k), employee and dependent tuition benefits, and discounted gym membership.


  • PhD in Statistics, Mathematics, Biomath, Mathematics Education, or closely related field strongly preferred. Candidates with Master’s degrees and otherwise strong qualifications may be considered (particularly those with experience preparing preservice teachers, or meeting the ASA/MAA criteria for teaching introductory statistics)
  • Experience supporting an inclusive and diverse student body with a variety of learning differences.
  • Skilled in teaching mathematics in a liberal arts setting and have had success in teaching a variety of undergraduate mathematics and statistics courses, including calculus and elementary statistics.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to support a variety of perspectives as well as enhance the activities of the Department.

An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Additional Information:
Saint Michael’s College, inspired by our Edmundite Catholic mission, is committed to diversity and inclusion across our campus community. We are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity of the nation, and we actively seek applications from underrepresented groups. Applicants are invited to include in their cover letter and other documents information about how they may contribute to our goal through their research, teaching and/or service.

The mission of the Education Programs at Saint Michael’s College is to contribute to the intellectual, ethical, social, and spiritual development of individuals and culture, with an emphasis on creativity, curiosity, contemplation, collaboration, social justice, and sustainability.

Saint Michael’s College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in her ability to perform the functions of her job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.

Application Instructions:
Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button:

  • Cover letter including a description of potential contributions to the department
  • Teaching statement with evidence of teaching activities and outcomes
  • Research statement (if interested in the possibility of conversion to tenure line)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references. At least two references should be able to address teaching. (Reference letters may be requested of finalists at a later stage).
  • Transcripts

Complete applications received by 6 January 2019 will receive full consideration, although the search may continue until the position is filled.

No phone calls, emails or walk-ins please.