California State University, Fullerton, Mathematics

Position ID: CSUF-STAT2021 [#17735]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Fullerton, California 92831, United States [map]
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2021/11/14 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2021/06/28, updated 2021/05/24, listed until 2021/11/14)
Position Description:    

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Department of Mathematics

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Assistant Professor


Fall 2022


Position Description

The Department of Mathematics at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Statistics at the Assistant Professor level with the appointment to begin in August 2022. Individuals interested in advancing the University's Strategic Plan, diversity, equity, and inclusion goals are particularly encouraged to apply.


CSUF faculty are committed teacher-scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects.  Candidates for this position should have a solid theoretical and applied background in statistics and a passion for teaching.  Applications from candidates in all areas of statistics are welcome, and those with research interests in emerging domains are highly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will contribute to the statistics community at Cal State Fullerton through teaching, research, professional activities, and service.


Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching a wide spectrum of theoretical and applied courses in statistics and probability at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Contributing to curriculum development by incorporating modern statistical approaches to existing courses or creating new courses
  • Conducting research resulting in publications in high-quality peer-reviewed journals
  • Conducting research in a collaborative faculty-student environment
  • Mentoring students and directing them towards a successful academic and career path
  • Serving on departmental and university-wide committees

A successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary Center for Computational and Applied Mathematics and contribute to the growth of the newly established Statistical Consulting Center within the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.


Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must:

  • Have a Ph.D. in statistics or a related field. All degree requirements must be completed prior to the starting date
  • Be able to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate statistics program
  • Have a well-defined research agenda
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring students of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds and the ability to communicate effectively with a culturally diverse campus community


Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Evidence of the potential to supervise undergraduate and master's level students in research
  • Evidence of or a strong interest in participating in interdisciplinary, collaborative research
  • Commitment to seeking external funding


Application Procedure

To receive consideration, a complete online application must be received by electronic submission via Please provide the following required materials:

  • A cover letter addressing the following
    • Required qualifications
    •  Preferred qualifications, if applicable
    • What attracts you to CSUF
    • How your professional aspirations align with the department's programs and activities
  • Full Curriculum Vitae
  • Research statement, including a five-year research plan
  • Teaching statement
  • Statement on Commitment to Inclusive Excellence that addresses contributions and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in mathematics teaching and learning
  • Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies accepted for application deadline – official transcripts required if hired)
  • Three letters of recommendation:
    • On the references page of the online application, enter information for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter.
    • The letters should speak to the candidate's teaching and/or research potential as well as potential to be a productive member of the Department; at least one of the letters must reference the candidate's teaching potential.

Application Deadline

To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by Sunday, November 14, 2021. The anticipated appointment date is August 15, 2022. Please direct all questions about the position to Dr. Jessica Jaynes at


Statistics at CSU Fullerton

The statistics faculty research areas include Bayesian statistics, statistical computing, spatial statistics, experimental design, and survival analysis. Faculty are active in application areas of neuroscience, geology, biostatistics, psychometrics, epidemiology, bioengineering, and finance. The Center for Computational and Applied Mathematics provides high-performance computing to support faculty research. The statistics undergraduate program includes courses in probability theory, stochastic processes, statistical modeling, and statistical learning. The M.S. in Statistics program serves the growing demand in the workforce for professionals with knowledge and training in data science and quantitative analysis. Moreover, the program prepares students interested in graduate studies at the Ph.D. level. The M.S. courses are conducted synchronously in person and via a two-way live stream on the Internet.


The Mathematics Department

The Mathematics Department has 36 tenured or tenure-track faculty members and offers an undergraduate degree program with concentrations in Statistics, Actuarial Science, Teaching Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, and Applied Mathematics. The department also offers the following graduate degree programs: M.S. in Statistics, M.S. in Applied Mathematics and M.A. in Teaching Mathematics. Extra-curricular activity is an integral part of our department culture. We maintain a strong student research presence at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, and our Putnam Team regularly scores in the top quartile. We are considered a leader in cutting-edge and inclusive pedagogical practices. Our faculty often pursue and are awarded grants to fund efforts to support our students. For more details, please visit the Mathematics Department webpage at


The University and College

California State University, Fullerton is one of the largest universities in California, serving 40,000 students from southern California and especially Orange County. It is the largest of the 23 California State University campuses, the largest and most diverse university system in the country, and one of the most affordable. CSUF ranks fifth and ninth nationally in the number of baccalaureate degrees awarded to Hispanic and minority students, respectively.  CSUF is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive.


"The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM) is dedicated to the principle that teaching and research are intricately mixed and that undergraduate research, when properly approached, is an integral part of teaching. This fine balance between teaching and research is CNSM's greatest strength. Through the combination of quality instruction, student involvement in research, and strong academic advisement, CNSM provides its students with the best education possible." (

Additional Information

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced initial teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes Health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit


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.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose. Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

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:
Math Department, CSUF
800 N. State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92834

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