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Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

The Mathematics Department invites applications for a one-year non-tenure eligible position of Visiting Assistant Professor that will begin on August 10, 2021. The successful applicant is expected to be an effective teacher and will have a 3-3 teaching load. Possible course assignments include single- and multi-variable calculus, linear algebra, ordinary differential equations and introduction to methods of proof. While a candidate’s research area is not critical for this one-year teaching position, there may be opportunities for collaboration, both pure and applied, with other members of the department faculty. Required Qualifications Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Mathematics or a related discipline by the time of appointment (August 10, 2021). Submitted student evaluations, together with three letters of recommendation should provide evidence of effective college-level teaching.

Special Application Instructions Applicants must apply online at Submit a Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter including a statement describing previous professional experience or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a statement of research and teaching interests. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions on how to submit a letter of reference. For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, June 4 2021. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed and the position will remain open until filled. Information on the degree programs in the Department of Mathematics may be found at William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. William & Mary conducts background checks on applicants for employment.

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The Department

The Mathematics Department dates back to the original Charter of the College.  Mathematics was represented by one of the six Masters or Professors, and when the full faculty was assembled in 1729, the original masterships were in Divinity, Philosophy, Oriental Languages, Mathematics, the Grammar School and the Indian School. The first professor on record was Hugh Jones, who was on the faculty from 1716-1729. He is the namesake of the present site of the department: the first floor of Hugh Jones Hall.

The Department of Mathematics undergraduate program offers a major and a minor in Mathematics. Majors may choose from three concentrations. Mathematics is a major component of several graduate programs including Computational Operations Research, Computer Science, and Applied Science.

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The College

William & Mary is the second oldest college in America, Chartered on February 8, 1693, by King William III and Queen Mary II of England.  The College is one of only eight "Public Ivys"  in the nation.  The college is highly selective, offering a world-class education at an affordable price.  U.S. News and World Report ranked the College as the sixth best public college in the country in 2017.  There are 6,276 undergraduates and 2,341 graduate students attending the College.  In the most recent freshman class, 78 percent graduated in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.  The 1,200-acre campus, which includes scenic Lake Matoaka and College Woods, is located in historic downtown Williamsburg, Virginia, adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg.  More about the College can be found at

The Area

Only one hour from the Atlantic Ocean, and two hours from snow ski resorts, Williamsburg is ideally located.  The local area includes historical attractions (the Historic Triangle includes Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown), museums, and Busch Gardens, a 350 acre European theme park with rides, animal shows and live entertainment. Williamsburg is recognized by TripAdvisor as the number 1 Travelers Choice Family Award-winning Great U.S. Destinations to Discover.