California State University, Sacramento, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: CSUS-APAPPLIED [#14987]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Sacramento, California 95819, United States [map]
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2019/12/01help popup (posted 2019/10/28, updated 2019/10/23)
Position Description:    

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A Premier Metropolitan University, the Campus of Choice for
Student, Faculty, Staff, and the Community

Announcement of Vacancy
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Beginning Fall Semester 2020

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. 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


Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or Statistics is required. 
All degree requirements must be completed by August 2020.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • have prior teaching experience at the college level;
  • have the ability to teach courses in a variety of areas of applied mathematics;
  • have an interest in teaching or developing courses in applied computing;
  • have an interest in and show potential to provide leadership in developing the department’s applied mathematics or applied computing program;
  • have a 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;
  • have a 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 1, 2019. 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 and the curriculum vitae 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.

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

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