Tenure track position, College of the Holy Cross

The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester MA is hiring for a tenure-track position in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. They are interested in applied topology both from theoretical and data driven perspectives.


The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2020. We seek a committed scholar and teacher who will help us maintain and develop a long-standing focus in geometry, broadly defined, within our department. We are open to wide range of research areas, including, but not limited to: algebraic geometry, algebraic or computational topology, convex and/or discrete geometry, differential geometry, and dynamical systems. Both computational approaches and more traditional methods are welcome. Candidates whose work applies geometric thinking to real-world problems in areas such as biology, geometric design, robotics, control theory, data science, machine learning, or algebraic statistics, as well as candidates whose work is not directly motivated by applications, are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be asked to teach courses at all levels of our curriculum, including some connected with their research.  Interest in, or experience with developing and pursuing research projects with students is highly desired.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.


Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. in mathematics or the mathematical sciences is required. 


Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching and research, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation.   As a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college, the College values dialog among people from diverse perspectives as integral to the mission and essential to the excellence of our academic program (see http://holycross.edu/mission).  In your application please highlight how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or service might support the College’s mission and its commitment to diversity and inclusion.  For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.  Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/66666.  

Review of applications will begin on December 1 and continue until the position has been filled.  Initial interviews of selected applicants will occur in December and January.  We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Skype or at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Denver, January 15-18, 2020 for those who will be attending the meetings.  Questions about this search may be directed to Professor David Damiano, ddamiano@holycross.edu.


The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.

Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

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