Mathematics and Statistics, California State University, Sacramento

Position ID: CSUS-AP [#12786]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Sacramento, California 95819, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2018/12/03 (posted 2018/10/10, updated 2018/10/09)
Position Description:    

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO
A Premier Metropolitan University, the Campus of Choice for
Student, Faculty, Staff, and the Community

Announcement of Vacancy
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Beginning Fall Semester 2019

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has 23 full-time faculty, with a wide range of backgrounds and interests, who are committed to the success of the Department’s undergraduate and Master’s level students. The Department offers approximately 40 undergraduate mathematics and statistics courses as well as 10 graduate courses. Classes are generally small, with many opportunities for faculty-student contact. The Department’s Bachelor of Arts degree allows for an emphasis in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, or teaching, and graduates have had much success finding employment in both the public and private sectors, particularly in high school teaching and local private industry. A minor in mathematics or statistics as well as a Master of Arts in Mathematics are also offered, with a certificate program in data science currently under development.

The Department values diversity and inclusion as part of a university-wide commitment to being an inclusive institution where all students, faculty, staff, and administrators feel welcome and a sense of belonging. As such, applicants are asked to submit a statement on diversity and inclusivity describing (1) their individual commitment to diversity and inclusion, (2) examples of diverse and inclusive pedagogy they employ to achieve more equitable educational outcomes, and/or (3) how concepts around diversity and inclusion have been or have the potential to be brought into their course designs, student mentoring, scholarship, university service, professional service, and/or community outreach.

Required Qualifications

Education:

Ph.D. in Statistics, Mathematics, or Applied Mathematics is required. All degree requirements must be completed by August 2019.

Special Knowledge and Abilities:

The department seeks applicants who have a record of outstanding teaching and a commitment to excellence in the classroom. New faculty must possess the ability to teach the department’s undergraduate and graduate statistics courses, including applied statistics. In addition, new faculty must have the potential to establish an independent program of research in statistics, statistics education, applied mathematics, mathematics education, or pure mathematics. New faculty must have, or be willing to develop, the background needed to teach modern applied statistics courses such as statistical computing and statistical learning.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • have teaching, research, or other professional experience in modern applied statistics topics such as statistical computing and/or statistical learning and are interested in developing curriculum for courses involving these topics;
  • have prior teaching experience at the college level;
  • have a demonstrated commitment to just, equitable, and inclusive education with the potential to contribute, through their teaching, scholarship, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our university;
  • have a demonstrated commitment to the continual advancement of their mathematics or statistics pedagogy.

Essential Duties

Duties will include: (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics and/or statistics; (2) engaging in a program of scholarship and disseminating the results of this scholarly activity; (3) advising students; (4) serving on department and university committees; and (5) engaging in community service.

Appointment

The position is tenure-track and will be at the Assistant Professor level, with salary dependent on qualifications and professional experience.

Application Procedure

To ensure full consideration, completed applications should be received by December 3, 2018. The position is open until filled. An applicant must submit:

  • a letter of application which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement,
  • a current curriculum vitae,
  • a personal statement of teaching philosophy and experience,
  • a personal statement of scholarly interest,
  • a personal statement on diversity and inclusivity (see description above),
  • official transcripts of all college work (unofficial copies are accepted until invited for an interview), and
  • telephone numbers of at least three references who have agreed to be contacted (for an applicant being considered for an interview).

In addition, an applicant must arrange to have submitted at least three (but no more than five) recent letters of recommendation, two of which address the applicant’s teaching effectiveness.

All of the above materials must be submitted to MathJobs.org. In addition, copies of the letter of application and the curriculum vitae must also be submitted to the Sacramento State Employment Opportunities website (http://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/3440). Your application will not be considered complete unless you post on both the Sacramento State website and MathJobs.org.

A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member will promote the values of Sacramento State as a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university. The Sacramento State Strategic Plan notes that "teaching and learning infuse and motivate all that we do." In addition to positive contributions to teaching and learning, faculty are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the university and to the greater community. At Sacramento State the quality of the education we provide is our top priority. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
http://www.csus.edu/math
(916) 278-6534
 
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6051

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