Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Date Posted: 09/06/2018

Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Mathematics beginning August 2019.  This position will support SUA’s General Education curriculum for Liberal Arts majors. The teaching load per academic year is five courses.  The teaching responsibilities include introductory-level courses in mathematics and statistics, as well as at least one cross-disciplinary course (Core, Modes of Inquiry, or Learning Cluster; see our catalog at for course descriptions).  The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to engage students in small classroom settings and to develop a productive program of research and scholarship.

SUA is a selective four-year institution offering a challenging program in the liberal arts with a focus on the Pacific Basin. The University’s mission is to foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life.  The university is committed to an integrated cross-disciplinary education.  Students have a choice of concentrations—Environmental Studies, Humanities, International Studies, Social and Behavioral Sciences—and soon will have a new Life Sciences concentration.  Faculty are encouraged to incorporate interdisciplinary perspectives into their courses, and we invite our candidates to consider how they might do so.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics or a related field, and preferably will have postdoctoral experience.  Experience in teaching an introductory Statistics course, or an introductory Computer Science course, is a plus. Applicants should be versatile enough to teach outside their area of specialization, and demonstrate excellence in teaching and research.

Benefits / Salary:

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. All full-time faculty members are eligible for medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Deadline for applications:  December 7, 2018. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of teaching philosophy with regard to students from diverse backgrounds who are pursuing a liberal arts major, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a two-page statement of research interests written for a non-specialist audience and three confidential letters of recommendation to be addressed to Bryan Penprase, Ph.D., Dean of Faculty and submitted directly from referees through the Interfolio platform. Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

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Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer