Math Search

The Reed College Mathematics Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in statistics, to begin in Fall 2015. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in statistics by the time of appointment and be committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Reed is a distinguished liberal arts college with 1400 students that offers a demanding academic program to bright and dedicated undergraduates. The successful candidate is expected to teach the equivalent of five semester courses per year and to supervise senior theses (required of all students).

Applications must be submitted through the website and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and three letters of recommendation. The cover letter should address how the applicant's teaching and scholarship are suited to the liberal arts college environment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by 15 October 2014 to guarantee full consideration.

Reed College is a community that believes cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your application materials, please provide a description of how you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed College's diversity statement ( We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field.

The department consists of seven mathematicians, one statistician, and two computer scientists.  Check out Courses and Theses for an idea of what we do. Each professor supervises between one and three theses per year. Some theses are expository, some tread new ground, and a few get published. Each year we have a few interdisciplinary mathematics-physics and mathematics-economics theses. Some ad hoc interdisciplinary theses in recent years have been in mathematics-philosophy, mathematics-biology, and mathematics-biology-chemistry. We run a weekly colloquium (check out Colloquia).

Any questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, David Perkinson, at  An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.