California State University, Bakersfield, Department Of Mathematics

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University InformationCalifornia State University, Bakersfield, founded in 1970, is one of twenty-three campuses of the CSU System and currently has an enrollment of over 9,800 students. The University services a socially and ethnically diverse population of 560,000 in an area of 25,000 square miles, and is the only four-year degree granting institution within a 100-mile radius. The city of Bakersfield (population 397,000) is located in the southern San Joaquin Valley and has a much lower cost of living than coastal California. Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean, Mojave Desert, and Sierra Nevada Mountains are all within a two-hour drive from campus.

The accolades CSU Bakersfield has received include Third Way’s #5 Most Economic Mobility Index (2022), Washington Monthly’s #13 Best Bang for the Buck for Western Colleges and #26 Best Master’s University nationwide (2022), Best Value Schools’ #21 Most Affordable 4-Year Colleges (2022), and US News and World Report’s #25 Top Public School in the West (2022).

CSU Bakersfield serves 9,800 undergraduate students and 1,400 graduate, credential, and post-baccalaureate students.  63.5% of CSU Bakersfield’s students are Hispanic/Latinx, 21.5% are Caucasian, 7.1% are Asian, 4.9% are African-American, 2.3% are multiracial, 0.5% are American Indian/Alaskan Native, and 0.2% are Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.  CSU Bakersfield is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

School Information: The School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering currently houses seven departments. Visit the web page at for additional information about the School’s programs and the area. The School and the Department have experienced strong growth in the last years.

Department Information: The teaching load will be 12 units/semester where most of the courses are 4 units each. Almost all courses in the Department of Mathematics include an activity/problem solving session.  Assigned time for research and grant activity is standard during the first two years of appointment, and subsequently on a competitive basis. It is expected the successful candidate will develop a research agenda and maintain a publication record.