Employment Opportunities

Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a visiting position in the Department of Mathematics beginning Fall 2021.  The rank will be Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor, depending on qualifications.  This position is renewable for up to 3 years on evidence of excellent teaching, documented needs of the department, and...

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A Hallmark of  Enlightened Society

The study of mathematics is a hallmark of enlightened society, as it has been for millennia. Mathematics helps us understand our world and ourselves, and it is fun.

Mathematics is one of the oldest of the liberal arts. The study of mathematics has been used for centuries to train students to think clearly and creatively. Mathematical applications enlighten other disciplines and inform society. The Mathematics major at Franklin & Marshall offers an ideal balance between developing practical applications and analyzing fundamental principles.

Studying mathematics is an exceptional way to prepare for many types of careers. Math majors learn to start with a blank page, consider a few assumptions, and convincingly argue a solution for a focused question. It builds personal confidence and develops problem solving skills. This intellectual discipline, coupled with good writing skills, allows one to be successful at almost any pursuit. 

Recent graduates have become actuaries, engineering and computer consultants, financial analysts, teachers, insurance agents, laboratory technicians and research assistants, and many Mathematics majors choose to attend graduate school in math or related fields.

Our Mission: The Department of Mathematics offers both a major and two minors. In addition, we support the general curriculum of the College by offering mathematical courses that are of interest to students in a broad variety of academic majors. We are dedicated to instilling in our students the capacity for thoughtful engagement with quantitative, geometric, and logical reasoning.  As they progress through the mathematics curriculum, students are expected to become increasingly adept at developing conjectures, constructing correct proofs and refuting weak ones, creating and using mathematical models to describe physical phenomena, and working with abstract structures.


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The Pulse of Math at F&M

Story 4/2/2021

Aspiring Mathematician Tackles Long-Unsolved Puzzle

Prolific mathematician Paul Erdős offered rewards for hundreds of unsolved math problems. Senior Nart Shalqini is a few steps closer to cracking one.   

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Story 10/23/2020

Students Explore World of Non-unique Factorization Atoms

Mathematics major Mitchell Young spent last summer calculating and notating patterns for a study conducted under the tutelage of Professor Nicholas Baeth. 

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Story 7/30/2020

Sophomore’s Love of Technology Fosters Accessible Education

“It’s really exciting to see how your work directly affects millions of students across the globe.” Sophomore Ojima Abraham explores his love of technology and fosters accessible education through...

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