Applied Mathematics – Assistant Professor (AA6653)

Position Overview

Organization: University of Washington, Bothell, School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, Bothell

Title : Assistant Professor

Search Number : A6653

Position Details

University of Washington Bothell
Division of Engineering and Mathematics
School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics

The Division of Engineering and Mathematics in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) invites applications for one tenure-track position in mathematics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate(s) will join our faculty on a full-time basis for a nine-month academic year appointment beginning September 16, 2014.

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties include teaching, research and service. A commitment to excellence in teaching is essential. Instructional responsibilities include teaching lower division, upper division, and possibly some graduate courses in mathematics as well as advising undergraduate students. A successful candidate will contribute to the coordination of lower division mathematics courses. An active research program is essential. Service includes departmental, school, and university committee work, consulting with university scientists and engineers, and participation in professional organizations both locally and nationally.

Required Qualifications
1. Doctoral degree in Applied Mathematics or Computer Science (with Masters in Mathematics).
2. Demonstration of excellence in teaching.
3. Experience in university teaching of applied/computing mathematics courses, and demonstration of ability to teach upper division applied/computing mathematics courses.
4. Demonstration of an active research program in applied mathematics or computing mathematics.
5. Demonstration of ability and commitment to support and enhance learning for diverse populations.
6. Demonstration of a plan for establishing a funded research program in applied/computing mathematics that is amenable to undergraduate participation.
7. Experience in mentoring undergraduate students in research.
8. Experience in curriculum development of undergraduate applied/computing mathematics courses.
9. Experience with developmental mathematics curriculum, such as Quantways.

The successful candidate will be an independent researcher with a strong commitment to quality teaching and will contribute to the department’s mission of providing outstanding teaching, research, and service in mathematics to the local, national, and international communities. The successful candidate will have strong communication skills and effective interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will have the ability to collaborate productively with students and faculty at the University of Washington – Bothell. The successful candidate will also have a commitment to support and enhance learning for diverse populations. In addition, special consideration will be given to candidates who will be able to contribute to recruiting and retaining a diverse and representative student population. All University of Washington faculty are expected to engage in teaching, research, and service. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The School of STEM offers seven undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees within its four Divisions of Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering and Mathematics, and Physical Sciences. Interactive Media Design and Mathematics degrees were launched in Autumn 2013, and degrees in Chemistry, Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering will begin in Autumn 2014. We also offer master’s degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering and Cyber Security Engineering, and we plan to offer a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering beginning Winter 2015. Our present laboratory facilities will be augmented in Autumn 2014 by the new 74,000 square-foot Discovery Hall, which will include eleven new science and engineering laboratories.

The Bothell campus of the University of Washington, located approximately 20 miles northeast of Seattle, serves approximately 4100 traditional and non-traditional students and offers degrees through the Schools of Business, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and the Education, and Nursing and Health Studies programs. Since its opening in 1990, UWB has offered creative, interdisciplinary curricula, and a dynamic community of multicultural teaching. It is now the fastest growing campus in the state of Washington.

How to apply: For more information about UW Bothell, and the position, go to or e-mail the search committee chair, Dr. Linda Simonsen ( To apply please submit a single electronic file to with the subject line Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics search. The file should contain the following: a letter of application addressing your qualifications, a CV, a description of your research plan, a statement of teaching interests, and a sample syllabus. The applicant should also send the names and full contact information for three to five references, and ensure that these individuals could write a letter expeditiously upon request from the search committee. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled; complete applications received prior to June 30, 2014 will receive priority consideration.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. The University of Washington Bothell is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and other eligible veterans. We are particularly interested in faculty who contribute to diversifying the undergraduate and graduate curricula.

If you have a question about the details of this search/position please contact the hiring unit directly. For questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Annie Brelsford at Thank you for your interest in this position at the University of Washington.