Open Positions

One-year term position for 2014-15


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Calvin College invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment, pending administrative approval, to serve a one-year sabbatical replacement term.

About the position

An advanced degree in mathematics, statistics, or a related discipline is required for this position; a PhD is preferred. Candidates should have outstanding promise as classroom teachers and are invited to participate fully in the life of the department. In particular, the department seeks to support faculty in term positions who continue to actively pursue a program of scholarship. Applicants in all specialties of mathematics and statistics will be considered. Pending final administrative approval, the appointment will begin August 2014.

About the department and the college

The department offers majors and minors in mathematics and mathematics education; cognate courses for programs in the sciences, engineering, public health, and education; and the general education requirements of the college. Teaching responsibilities are determined based on the expertise and interests of the faculty and the needs of the department.

The department currently has 12 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and graduates approximately 20 mathematics majors per year, half of them in the secondary education program. Several recent alumni are currently graduate students in mathematics, statistics, or biostatistics. In addition, many of our majors and minors pursue graduate degrees in other disciplines.

Calvin College seeks faculty who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Further specifics are posted on the college website http://www.calvin.edu/go/facultyopenings.

Application process

Each applicant should submit a CV and a letter addressing his or her teaching philosophy and experience, research plans, and interest in teaching at a Christian college. These two items should be combined in a single pdf file and sent as an email attachment to mathstat@calvin.edu.  In order for the application to be considered, the cover letter should specifically address the ways in which the applicant can support the mission of the college.

Paper documents can be sent to:

Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Calvin College
1740 Knollcrest Circle SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Additional information, including academic transcripts and letters of recommendation, may be requested during the review process.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.