California State University, Los Angeles, Mathematics

Position ID: CalStateLA-TTG [#18067]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Los Angeles, California 90032, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Probability/Statistics, Discrete Math, Topology
Application Deadline: 2021/11/15 02:59AMhelp popup* finished (2021/10/02, finished 2022/04/10)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Position: Assistant Professor of Mathematics, with emphasis in either topology, discrete mathematics, or probability/statistics.


Starting Date: August 2022


Minimum Qualifications:

1) An earned doctorate (PhD or equivalent) in Mathematics or a closely related discipline (such as Mathematical Sciences or Applied Mathematics) from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, however, the doctorate must be completed by date of appointment (8/18/2022).

2) Evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

3) Evidence of publications in or submission to scholarly journals.

4) Evidence of content knowledge to teach a range of lower/upper division undergraduate or graduate courses in one of the areas of emphasis.


Preferred Qualifications:

1) Evidence of successful teaching experience at the upper division or graduate level in one of the areas of emphasis.

2) Ability to strengthen research areas in the department.

3) Evidence of mentorship of undergraduates or graduate students in scholarly activities or projects.

4) Strong interest or training in effective teaching practices.

5) For candidates with research area in probability or statistics, ability to support instruction in financial or actuarial mathematics and interest in curriculum development for actuarial mathematics.


The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community.  These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.


The successful candidate will teach  lower-division service courses as well as courses for mathematics majors at the upper-division undergraduate and graduate levels, and will actively participate in the curriculum development process. Commitment to excellence in all aspects of undergraduate teaching and mentorship is essential, as is a passion for working with students, both in and beyond the classroom. The successful candidate is also expected to maintain an active research program; scholarly activity and peer-reviewed publications and/or grant activity are required for tenure/promotion.


The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.


Salary: Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The University:    

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good.  We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.


Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County’s dynamic mix of populations.  The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation.  As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.  


The Department:

The department is one of 12 departments within the College of Natural and Social Sciences, which supports academic programs for approximately 7000 students. The Department of Mathematics currently has about 200 students in the Bachelor of Science program and 35 in the Master of Science program. The department has steadily increased the number of students at both the undergraduate and graduate level who participate in research opportunities to prepare them for advanced degrees. Our department faculty includes awardees of university-wide, system-wide, and regional honors. Several faculty members have received grants from NSF, NASA, and the Department of Education to support student research. Graduate students planning to enter the teaching profession can gain valuable experience as instructor of record for a range of lower-division courses. The department also hosts mathematics competitions at levels ranging from middle school through undergraduate. In addition to serving our majors, the department offers a large number of general education and STEM-service courses.  Although our university is large, our class sizes are small: In Fall 2021, no section has more than 30 students.  More information about our department, programs, and students can be found at


Required Documentation:

1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.

2) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university.

3) A curriculum vitae.

4) A list of three professional references.

5) A university application for employment (

6) A teaching statement, including teaching strategies that you have successfully employed.

7) A research statement describing your current research and potential future projects.

8) Two letters of recommendation, one addressing teaching experience and one addressing research.

9) Unofficial transcripts of graduate work.


Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 



Review of applications for full consideration will begin November 14, 2021. Applications are accepted only through Please address all questions to the search committee chair, Silvia Heubach, at


Note: 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 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.

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

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
email address
5151 State Univ. Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8204