California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 188-AP2018 [#12671, 2018 Pure Math]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Pomona, California 91768, United States [map]
Subject Area: algebra or number theory (or a related area such as algebraic geometry)
Application Deadline: 2018/11/14 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/09/27, finished 2019/05/19, listed until 2019/03/20)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Pure Mathematics at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall Semester 2019. Join a growing and dynamic group of mathematicians, statisticians, and mathematics educators actively engaged in teaching and scholarship.  

The Position: Throughout the academic year, you will typically teach a mix of courses in mathematics at the lower division, upper division, and graduate levels. As part of your professional development, we encourage you to engage our graduate students in your scholarly activities. Optimally, you will eventually become the academic adviser of some of our graduate students, helping them by supervising their thesis topics. There are many service opportunities available within our department, college, and university. 

Cal Poly Pomona has a student body with many different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and learning styles. We are looking for faculty who are passionate about teaching and mentoring this diverse student population. In particular, applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Our excellent benefits program includes start-up funds and a reduced teaching load during the first two years. 

Cal Poly Pomona cultivates success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. We demonstrate academic quality, relevance, and excellence through teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities with student-centered faculty in an evidence-based culture. Cal Poly Pomona is committed to being the model for an inclusive polytechnic university that inspires creativity and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives.  

Minimum Qualifications:  
  • A Ph. D. in Mathematics with expertise in algebra or number theory (or a related area such as algebraic geometry) from an accredited university by August 1, 2019. 
  • University teaching experience. 
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the excellence of our diverse academic community through teaching, research, and service as well as a commitment to work in an inclusive environment. 

Preferred/Desired Qualifications: 
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching and the ability to teach upper division and graduate mathematics classes. 
  • Evidence of excellence in conducting scholarly research activities and the ability to direct Master’s thesis students.

Application Procedure:

To be considered for the position, submit the following materials:

·     A cover letter in which you describe your background and interest in teaching, research and service. In your cover letter, please address the duties, qualifications and preferred qualifications stated in our position description;

·     Your curriculum vitae which should include the names, titles, addresses and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to your potential for success in this;

·     A Student Success Statement (approximately one page) specifically addressing your teaching, successes, challenges, or other experiences in working with a diverse population and how this experience will contribute to the broader mission of Cal Poly Pomona to be the model of an inclusive polytechnic university, see;

·     Your teaching philosophy statement, including evidence of the effective application of your teaching philosophy in work with students;

·     Your research statement;

·     Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Official graduate and undergraduate transcripts will be required if you are selected as a finalist;

·     A minimum of three current letters of reference on your behalf should be submitted through AMS MathJobs or sent separately by e-mail to, or fax. At least one of your reference letters should address your teaching capabilities;

·     A Cal Poly Pomona application form ( will be required if you are selected as a finalist.

Submit all the above materials via AMS MathJobs. In addition, you must also submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and Student Success Statement to Interfolio:  

Your completed application packet will be available to be examined by all tenured and tenure-track faculty of the Cal Poly Pomona Department of Mathematics and Statistics.  This position is open until filled. Those applications completed and received by November 14, 2018 will receive first consideration. Early response is encouraged. 

The University:

Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our student population of approximately 26,000 enrolls in 51 baccalaureate, 30 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational  Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit successful and career-focused students from throughout California and beyond. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Southern California is one of the most dynamic economic and cultural environments in the country, and the campus is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. We cultivate success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation.

The Department:

Over 30 full-time faculty with a baccalaureate program providing two major options: pure mathematics/secondary teaching or applied mathematics/statistics. Graduate emphases in: pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics and mathematics education. Approximately 600 undergraduate majors,125 mathematics minors, and 65 graduate majors. Serving over 5,000 students each semester.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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:
(909) 869-3496
3801 W Temple Ave
Department of Math & Stats
Pomona, CA 91768-4007

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