California State University, Sacramento, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 969-AP [#18819]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Sacramento, California 95819, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2021/12/03 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/29, finished 2022/06/04, listed until 2022/04/19)
Position Description:    

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



A Premier Metropolitan University, the Campus of Choice for

Students, Faculty, Staff, and the Community


Announcement of Vacancy

Tenure-Track Position in Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Beginning Fall Semester 2022


California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) invites applications from individuals interested in joining our dynamic and growing faculty.  With a current student population in excess of 30,000, Sacramento State, the capital University, is one of the larger campuses in the 23 campus California State University system, the largest system of higher education in the nation.  Sacramento State is organized around eight colleges.  There are over 1,700 faculty who provide programs of instruction leading towards bachelor's degrees in 60 disciplines, master's degrees in over 40 disciplines, one joint doctoral program, and one independent doctoral program.


Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a population of approximately 2.4 million.  As California's capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs.  As a major metropolitan University, Sacramento State is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching our liberal arts tradition.  The proximity of Sacramento State to the California legislature and other agencies of the state and federal government provide unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research, internships, and employment.


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has 25 tenure-line 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 secondary 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.  Sacramento State is a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).  We strongly encourage applications from candidates whose experiences can be used to contribute to the success of our diverse student population.  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 Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or Statistics is required. All degree requirements must be completed by August 2022.


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 an ability to teach in the department’s upper division core curriculum (Modern Algebra or Real Analysis). In addition, new faculty must have the potential to establish an independent program of research in applied mathematics, statistics, statistics education, mathematics education, or pure mathematics.


     Applicant must be lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.



Preferred Qualifications

Though not required, preference will be given to applicants who have:

·       an interest in and show potential to

§  teach or develop courses in statistics and data analysis,


§  contribute to the preparation of K-12 teachers;

·       prior teaching experience at the college level;

·       the ability and interest to teach a variety of courses offered by the department;

·       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;

·       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.



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 3rd, 2021.  The position is open until filled.  An applicant must provide:

·       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 (at most four pages),

·       a personal statement of scholarly interest (at most four pages),

·       a personal statement on diversity and inclusivity (see description above, at most four pages),

·       official transcripts of all college work (unofficial copies accepted until invited for an interview),

·       three recent letters of recommendation, two of which address the applicant’s teaching effectiveness, and

·       telephone numbers of three references, at least one of whom can address teaching.


All of the above materials must be submitted to  In addition, copies of the letter of application, the curriculum vitae, and the diversity statement must also be submitted to the Sacramento State Employment Opportunities website (  Your application will not be considered complete unless you post on both the Sacramento State website and


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.


California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas.  Sacramento State is dedicated to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in all aspects of its academic programs and services. The university recognizes the importance of making its physical facilities as well as its information technology services accessible to ensure the campus is accessible by everyone regardless of disability.  In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in meeting its Strategic Plan goal of pluralism: “To develop a campus community whose diversity enriches the lives of all and whose members develop a strong sense of personal and community identity as well as mutual respect.” 


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Reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sacramento State, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, during the last three years, are included.  The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other safety matters.  Print copies are available in the library and by request through the Office of Public Safety or through the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.




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:
(916) 278-6534
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6051