California State University San Marcos, College of Science & Mathematics

Position ID: 2411-MATH [#18783]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: San Marcos, California 92078, United States [map]
Subject Area: Algebraic Number Theory or Arithmetic Geometry
Application Deadline: 2021/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/27, finished 2022/06/04)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.We seek candidates with the potential to engage in a robust research agenda in Mathematics in the fields of Algebraic Number Theory or Arithmetic Geometry. However, outstanding candidates in all areas of Algebra and Number Theory will be considered. 

CSUSM is located on a beautiful 304-acre hillside 15 miles east of the ocean and in San Diego County, an area known for its growing technology, defense, and cyber industry. Providing access to a high-quality education and educating the work force for local industry are the core of CSUSM’s purpose. Only 32 years old, CSUSM is growing and changing to meet the needs of an expanding student body and faculty, including new buildings and infrastructure, new courses, and new academic programs (e.g., Engineering, and an Applied Mathematics track).  Our campus embraces 21st century learning and the teacher-scholar model. The campus offers hands-on and collaborative learning experiences, innovative technology, and academic programs relevant to the rapidly changing global environment.  The campus has a STEM Center providing support for courses in STEM majors, and a Center for Research and Engagement in STEM Education (CRESE) dedicated to enriching, enhancing, and supporting STEM education.  

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics or closely related field
  • Research area in Algebraic Number Theory, Arithmetic Geometry, or related field
  • Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Ability to teach courses in Mathematics ranging from introductory through Master’s degree level courses
  • Ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, service and a commitment to working in an inclusive environment
  • Ability to sustain an active research program in Mathematics
  • Publications in reputable scholarly journals
  • Interest in supervision of undergraduate and graduate projects and theses with Mathematics majors

 Preferred Qualifications:   

  • Postdoctoral experience. 
  • Demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service. 
  • Evidence of successful teaching, research, and/or service with diverse populations, especially of historically disadvantaged groups 
  • Experience with supervision of undergraduate and graduate projects with Mathematics majors. 
  • Experience with teaching courses in Algebra, Number Theory, and/or Algebraic Geometry.  
  • Research interests that have synergies with expertise of current faculty. 
  • Experience in grant writing and/or implementation. 


The successful candidate will be expected to: 

  • Teach a variety of introductory, service, upper division, and graduate courses in Mathematics, and to use assessment to improve these. 
  • To engage in assessment, training, and mentoring to improve teaching skills and abilities.
  • Teach upper-division and graduate courses in Algebra and Number Theory. 
  • Maintain a research program in their area of expertise. 
  • Participate in activities serving the department, college, university and community. 


The following documents are required:    

  • Letter of interest 
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages), to include teaching interests and experience (including face-to-face and virtual) and use of high-impact practices. 
  • Description of research accomplishments and future research goals. (1-4 pages) 
  • A diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and/or advising. (1-2 pages) 
  • Curriculum Vitae that notes teaching experience and publications. 
  • Three signed letters of recommendation (one specifically addressing teaching) 

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.

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 Revised December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment.

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 CSU Covid Policy. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act Notification can be found at Clery Act Notification.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
333 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096