Overview

The Muhlenberg College Department of Mathematics and Computer Science seeks to fill the Truman L. Koehler, Sr., Professorship in Mathematics at the Associate Professor or Professor level to begin in the fall of 2020. An applicant must have a Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics and currently hold the rank of Associate Professor or higher.

The Truman L. Koehler, Sr., Professorship in Mathematics is a full-time, tenure-track endowed position at the College and honors Dr. Koehler, perpetuating the high ideals in teaching that he exemplified. Dr. Koehler epitomized the academic ideal of Muhlenberg College’s faculty and those values of a small, liberal arts college. His dedication to the College and to his craft was demonstrated by 45 years as an inspired teacher of mathematics. Dr. Koehler also served his discipline in activities with professional societies. The Koehler Professor must successfully balance excellent commitment to teaching, research and college service. In order to meet these high expectations, the Koehler Professor will have a reduced teaching load of two courses per semester.

Muhlenberg College is a highly-selective, undergraduate institution of 2,200 students located in Allentown, PA, about 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of Manhattan. The greater Lehigh Valley is home to a vibrant arts scene, a nationally unique parks system, and a rich variety of ethnic restaurants. Muhlenberg emphasizes excellent teaching in a student-focused, undergraduate environment. In addition, our faculty has a reputation for engaging our students in research.

Candidates should upload their complete applications as a single pdf file to our Workday application portal.

A complete application will include: (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement describing experience and philosophy, (4) a diversity statement, including how the applicant’s work will support Muhlenberg’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in a diverse learning community, (5) a research statement, including a list of any supervised student research projects and (6) graduate transcripts. Candidates selected for an initial round of interviews will receive an email address to which their references can confidentially submit letters of recommendation. Such candidates will be asked to provide four total letters, two of which address the applicant’s teaching and two of which address the applicant’s scholarship.

An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. For additional information about the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, see updates to the College’s Diversity Strategic Plan at this link: