Department of Mathematics, San Francisco State University

Position ID: 693-TTMATHED [#12579, 23.18]
Position Title: Tenure-track in Mathematics Education
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: San Francisco, California 94132, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics Education
Application Deadline: 2018/11/11 (posted 2018/09/19, listed until 2019/03/19)
Position Description:    

Job Ad for TT Search in Mathematics Education

San Francisco State University Department of Mathematics offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Mathematics Education  beginning August 2019. We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include developing effective pedagogies for teaching college level mathematics in classrooms that serve students with diverse backgrounds, and preparing graduate students in the Mathematics Department to become effective graduate teaching associates. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


The Department of Mathematics has 17 tenured and 6 tenure track faculty members dedicated to offering an outstanding environment for professional achievement and education. Three of the faculty members are trained in the field of Mathematics Education, one with a joint appointment in the Graduate College of Education. The Department’s student population is diverse where 42% of the majors are women and 38% from underrepresented ethnic/racial minorities.


The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:

·      Attracting, retaining and graduating a highly diverse student body

·      Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging

·      Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice

·      Recruiting, retaining and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory or studio

·      Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus;

·      Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community; and

·      Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged.


Responsiblities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in  Mathematics and Mathematics Education,  mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing and original research and  scholarship program  in the field of Mathematics Education with an emphasis in teaching college mathematics, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at




·      Ph.D. in Mathematics or Mathematics Education. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of employment.



·      For the Assistant Professor rank, strong evidence of professional achievement in Mathematics Education, together with proven success in securing external funding or exceptional promise in doing so.

·      For the Associate Professor rank, established record of research leadership in Mathematics Education, and a track record of continual success in securing external funding as PI.

·      Exemplary track record in teaching.

·      Active record of scholarship related to specialty area.

·      Evidence of inclusion of students in research and demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching and scholarship.

·      Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically under-represented communities.

·      Record of contributing to collegial, supportive and collaborative work environments


Rank and salary: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, both tenure track. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, accomplishment, and research leadership potential/record. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.


Application Process:  Submit the following seven items electronically through  by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time of Sunday 11 November 2018: 

  • a cover letter, 
  • the AMS cover sheet, 
  • a curriculum vitae (that includes educational, employment, publication, and funding histories), 
  • a research plan, 
  • a statement of teaching philosophy that also addresses how the teaching and scholarship will align with the commitment of the Mathematics Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community, 
  • a publication list, and a list of external funding secured.

The last two items are intended to duplicate parts of the CV. 

In addition to those seven items, arrange for at least three signed letters of recommendation on your research, together with one signed letter of recommendation in regard to your teaching. All letters should be dated no earlier than 2018 and must be uploaded to

Questions may be addressed by email ( to Serkan Hosten, Chair, Hiring Committee and Department of Mathematics.

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:
1600 Holloway Avenue
Thornton Hall 937
San Francisco, CA 94132

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