California State University, Dominguez Hills, Mathematics

975 11979Position ID: CSUDH-FTSTEM [#11979]
Position Title: Lecturer (Full Time)
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Carson, California 90747, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics Education
Application Deadline: 2018/05/17 finished (2018/05/12, finished 2018/11/18, listed until 2018/08/24)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***



 College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences


Position Description


The faculty of the Mathematics Department at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications from individuals for a full-time lecturer position in the Mathematics Department. The appointment will be an academic year appointment and summer work would be expected and compensated separately.


Mathematics Department


The Mathematics Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, and we teach many service courses. We have six tenured faculty members with a variety of backgrounds and research interests in pure and applied mathematics and mathematics education, and we have several lecturers with full- and part-time appointments.  We are located in the Los Angeles area, near major industries and research universities. Our faculty members attend seminars and colloquia at home and at UCLA, USC, Caltech, and other nearby California State University campuses. We have an active department colloquium and math club series.



Our mission is to provide our students with a strong foundation in mathematics, preparing them for success in graduate study, professional careers in business, industry, and government, and teaching.


For more information see:



The successful candidate will be expected to:

  1. Teach one course in the STEM Pathway each semester,
  2. Coordinate courses leading to Calculus, specifically College Algebra, Pre-calculus, the summer courses in Early Start for STEM students, and the Calculus Success Academy, including developing assessments used in these courses, with the goals of ensuring adherence to a common syllabus, exams, and department standards,
  3. Participate in recruitment of students to the Calculus Success Academy,
  4. Lead the implementation of pedagogy and technology appropriate to the course, and maintain technology resources,
  5. Support course instructors in using research-based pedagogy,
  6. Continue to use data and work toward course improvement,
  7. Cooperate with ongoing development, alignment, and improvement of additional mathematics courses for STEM students, including Calculus 1,
  8. Provide input regarding the development of mathematics content training and recruitment of instructional student assistants for College Algebra and Pre-calculus, in conjunction with the Toro Learning Center.


Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in mathematics or statistics, or a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in mathematics education
  • Ability to teach a broad range of mathematics and service courses to students with diverse backgrounds and skills, and in particular, experience teaching Calculus 1, Pre-calculus and College Algebra.
  • Experience with redesign of mathematics courses to incorporate engaging pedagogies and an instructional student assistant.
  • Experience in training and coordinating with multiple campus entities to support development of instructional student assistants.
  • Experience in collaborating on mathematics course design and delivery and in coordinating multiple-section courses.
  • Experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.


Preferred Qualifications

·       Ability to work on collaborative education projects with other math, science, and education faculty.

·       Ability to assist in research and data analysis on mathematics education projects and to use data to inform course design and improvement.

·       Facility with mathematical software such as Sage, Desmos, and LaTeX.


Background Checks

  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.


CSU Dominguez Hills

On April 29, 1960, Gov. Pat Brown signed a bill into law authorizing the formation of a state college to serve the growing southwestern region of Los Angeles County.  From its humble beginnings in a bank building in Rolling Hills Estates, CSU Dominguez Hills has evolved into a thriving and nationally recognized comprehensive university, providing an innovative liberal arts education to a diverse student body. 


Mission Statement

CSU Dominguez Hills provides education, scholarship and service that are, by design, accessible and transformative. We welcome students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow.



A vital educational and economic resource for the South Bay, CSU Dominguez Hills will be recognized as a top-performing Comprehensive Model Urban University in America.  We will be known as a campus community and gathering place where:

  • Diversity in all its forms is explored, understood, and transformed into knowledge and practice that benefits the world.
  • Technology is embraced and leveraged to transcend educational boundaries as we reach out to students, both locally and globally.
  • Sustainable environmental, social and economic practices are a way of life.
  • Students from our community who aspire to complete a college degree are provided the pathway and guidance to succeed.
  • Faculty and staff across the University are engaged in serving the dynamic needs of the surrounding communities.
  • Student life is meaningful and vibrant.
  • Our accomplishments and those of our alumni are recognized nationally and internationally.
  • Ultimately, our students graduate with an exemplary academic education, a highly respected degree, and a genuine commitment to justice and social responsibility.


About the University

CSU Dominguez Hills holds the Carnegie classification of Master’s L and is a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution.  Class sizes are small as compared with large research universities and classes are taught by the faculty, not by teaching assistants.  Many of the university’s students are the first in their families to earn a university degree.  While the university enrolls traditional full-time students, many students enroll part-time and attend late afternoon, evening and weekend classes because of work and family responsibilities. 


CSU Dominguez Hills offers 45 baccalaureate degrees, 24 master’s degrees, and a number of certificate and credential programs.  Enrollment exceeds 14,635 students, and the student population is among the most ethnically and culturally rich in the nation:  60% Hispanic/ Latino, 14.5% Black/ African-American, 10.9% White, 10.8% Asian, .10% American Indian/ Alaska Native, .30% Native Hawaiian/ Other Pacific Islander, 3.10% Two or more races.


The University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the accrediting body for institutions of higher learning in the West.  Twelve programs hold accreditations from national professional associations:   business administration, clinical sciences, computer science, education, health science, music, nursing, occupational therapy, public administration, special education, theatre arts, and social work.


The academic programs of the university are organized under the Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business Administration and Public Policy, Extended and International Education, Natural and Behavioral Sciences, Education, and Health and Human Services, and Nursing.  While continuing to emphasize the liberal arts and sciences, professional programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate level, developed to serve the region’s workforce needs, are of great interest to students and prepare them for professions in a variety of industries.


Known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts, new degree programs include computer science, criminal justice, recreation and leisure studies, social work, and communication disorders.  CSU Dominguez Hills is a national leader in distance learning with 10 academic degrees and seven certificate programs offered.



A tradition of teaching excellence lies at the heart of the university experience for Dominguez Hills’ students.  Most of the faculty have earned doctoral degrees from prestigious universities across the nation.  The faculty strives to sustain a dynamic teaching and learning environment in a multicultural setting.  The Academic Senate provides a forum for faculty, administration, students and others to be represented and consulted regarding such vital issues as budget priorities, academic standards, curriculum and instruction, and student affairs. 


Student Life

At CSU Dominguez Hills, there’s more to student life than the classroom.  The university offers a dynamic, interactive and enriching community of learners, teachers and peers sharing diverse points of view.  There are multitudes of ways for students to pursue interests, get involved, and get the most from their academic experience.


An office of student life enhances student development by coordinating a variety of co-curricular activities, including 60 student organizations.  Students are encouraged to perform community service and participate in leadership development.  The Multicultural Center on campus promotes the exploration of diverse heritages, values and cultural experiences by offering a wide range of activities and programs throughout the academic year.


CSU Dominguez Hills is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II institution that competes in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).  CSU Dominguez Hills is one of the most athletically competitive and honored schools in the CCAA, with 23 conference titles and four national championships to date, including the 2008 NCAA D-II Men’s Soccer National Championship.  CSU Dominguez Hills sponsors 11 intercollegiate athletic teams.


The Location

The university is located in Carson, California, in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County.  Its 346-acre park-like campus is situated in the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area.  The site remained in the continuous possession of the Dominguez family for seven generations - from its inception in 1794 to its acquisition by the state of California. 


The Region

The South Bay is one of the most culturally, economically, and ethnically diverse areas in the United States, with a largely even distribution of the population with African, Asian/Pacific Islander, European, and Latino ancestry.  The university is located in the city of Carson, a city of 93,000 residents and one of the many municipalities that border the city of Los Angeles.  Cultural, performance and sports venues in downtown Los Angeles are about 15 minutes away and the South Bay beach communities are a few minutes away to the west and south.  The StubHub, a 125-acre sports center developed by AEG and home to Major League Soccer’s L.A. Galaxy and Chivas USA, is located on the CSUDH campus.


The campus is strategically located in the heart of a major technological, industrial and transportation complex in Southern California.  This area includes the massive Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los AngelesSouthern California’s gateway to international commerce.  The South Bay region is also home to aerospace, oil refinery, healthcare and automotive industries.


Employee Benefits

CSU Dominguez Hills offers a comprehensive and attractive benefits program to its employees.  Further information on benefits offered can be found at


How to Apply

While the position will remain open until filled, review of applications will begin on May 17, 2018.


Register your online application/s at and have the following documents as a single file by May 17, 2018:


  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • List of 3 references with contact information
  • Copy of Terminal Degree and unofficial transcripts
  • A Statement on Teaching
  • Sample Publications (if available)
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)


Instructions on how to submit a single document link:


Applicants that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified by the Search Committee when to submit their 3 letters of recommendation directly to the email address of or you may mail directly to:


Dr. Matthew Jones, Department Chair

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street

Carson, CA  90747


California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. 


Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the CSU Dominguez Hills Human Resources Office (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766. 


Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3693.


Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.


The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free.  Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property.  Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9



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:
Matthew Jones
Mathematics Department
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747

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