California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Mathematics Department

Position ID: 2146-PURE [#18660]
Position Title: Tenure Track Position - Pure Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: San Luis Obispo, California 93407, United States [map]
Subject Area: Pure Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/12/03 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/10/18, listed until 2022/01/03)
Position Description:    

The Mathematics Department in the College of Science and Mathematics at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking to fill a full-time, academic year, tenure-track position in pure mathematics, beginning September 12, 2022. Appointment at the Assistant Professor rank is anticipated; higher ranks will be considered. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Excellence in teaching, an active program in research and scholarship, and departmental service are expected. Successful candidates must be committed to quality undergraduate and graduate education and be comfortable teaching a variety of mathematics courses. The preferred candidate will have potential for supervising undergraduate research projects and master's theses.

Candidates whose areas are compatible with or broaden the research activities of the department are encouraged to apply. Special areas of interest include logic, number theory, combinatorics, commutative algebra, graph theory, geometric group theory, field theory, algebraic, differential, fractal, and complex geometry, topology, complex analysis and operator theory, and geometric analysis.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Doctorate in mathematics or closely related field.


Expertise in an area compatible with or broadening the research activities of the department: special areas of interest include logic, number theory, combinatorics, graph theory, commutative algebra, geometric group theory, field theory, algebraic, differential, fractal, and complex geometry, topology, complex analysis and operator theory, and geometric analysis. Experience and commitment to excellence in teaching mathematics at the university level. Experience supervising student research and master's theses.


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.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.


The Cal Poly Mathematics Department has approximately 32 permanent faculty, 20 full and part-time lecturers, 10 graduate teaching associates, 2 administrative staff, and 275 math majors. The department has an active research culture and offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate level courses with an average class size of under 35 students. To learn more, please visit our website at


Applications will only be accepted through the following link:

Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) professional CV, (3) teaching philosophy statement, (4) statement of research interests and professional goals, (5) statement on diversity and inclusion, and (6) a copy of unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned. These documents are not accepted in hard copy format. When completing the online faculty application, please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses, at least one reference should address your teaching.

Review of complete applications with supporting documents will begin December 3, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment.

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