Visiting Assistant Professor Position in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Lebanon Valley College

We invite applications for a visiting assistant professor position beginning August 2016. This position is renewable for up to 3 years, with the possibility of a tenure line opening in the future. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in a mathematical science by that time. Exceptional candidates who are ABD may be considered. The job advertisement is posted on MathJobs.org, but applications should be submitted here on Interfolio.

Department mission

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is dedicated to the ideals of liberal education. We strive to develop in our students enduring fundamental abilities of effective lifelong learning: precise reading, sound reasoning, and clear communication. More than any particular facts or theories, we emphasize that language, logic and understanding are the heart and true power of mathematics. These principles guide the design and implementation of general education and service courses as well as the curricula for our majors.

Working in the Department

We currently have about 150 students majoring in actuarial science, computer and data science, and mathematics. In a school of 1600 students, that's about ten times the national average for percentage of students majoring in mathematical sciences. With the very recent addition of a major in analytical finance and a reimagining of the computer and data science curriculum, we expect our department to grow even more in the next several years.

Our students are successful, as measured by what they accomplish after they leave LVC. Most of our students go directly to work, and some go to graduate school. Our job placement is essentially 100%, and students report a high level of career satisfaction.

We attribute that success to our rigorous programs in which we hold high standards for our students and ourselves. Our students work hard because we work hard. We spend a lot of time with our students. Our suite is designed with study space and a computer lab adjacent to our offices, and we keep our doors open to encourage students to drop in with questions.

Each of the seven department faculty members holds a Ph.D. in mathematics. Three of us are pre-tenure, and the rest each have over 10 years of experience at LVC.

Outside of the classroom, we advise students, pursue a variety of scholarly activities, take students to talks or competitions in the area, and participate in the leadership and service of the college. First year faculty are exempt from service duties so that they can focus on teaching and scholarship.

See the About LVC web page for information about Lebanon Valley College and the town of Annville, and see the Math Sciences homepage for more information about the department. Our Facebook page highlights some of our recent activities.

Math sciences students at academic orientation
At the Math Club's holiday party
A student reports to the Actuarial Science majors about an internship
Students work with faculty on research in quantum information theory