California State University, East Bay, Department of Mathematics

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Hayward, California 94542, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2022/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/06/17, finished 2023/05/06, listed until 2022/12/17)
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THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program. ; California State University East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences. The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students. 

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Mathematics at CSUEB offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees that include a variety of courses intended to prepare students for a career in any mathematics related field or other areas that value quantitative and problem-solving skills. The program allows flexibility in breadth and depth where students can choose among courses with applied and pure emphases. The faculty are committed to creating a welcoming environment and providing opportunities for all students to explore mathematics within and beyond the classroom. 

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The Department of Mathematics at CSU East Bay is seeking a tenure track faculty member to help increase the number of underrepresented minority students in STEM fields, to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in applied mathematics from a computational viewpoint, including courses in mathematical modeling and data science, and to engage students in applied mathematics research. In addition, we seek a colleague who is versed in Active Learning -- a pedagogical approach that plays a key role in our curriculum, which is designed to support all incoming students regardless of academic preparation. We have faculty who are active in grant funded curriculum design and research to support student success at all levels of mathematics and the successful candidate will be expected to engage in this important work. 

An applicant needs the ability to 

1. Teach a broad range of courses required for the mathematics major, both upper and lower division, especially courses that include topics that use numerical methods, such as numerical analysis, optimization, and/or differential equations.  

2.  Meaningfully contribute to the University and Departmental mission of supporting the diverse East Bay student body via rich, culturally relevant, learning experiences and community building.  

3. Engage students in research experiences in applied computational mathematics and expose them to new and relevant areas of mathematics.

4. Be actively engaged in and sustain an applied mathematics research program, which can include writing internal and external grant proposals, and service on state and national committees and professional organizations. 

5. Model research-based, inclusive,  pedagogy by using a variety of innovative and proven pedagogical approaches including the use of technology. 

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses. 

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization. 

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2023. 


  1. Have a Ph.D. in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics by the time of appointment. 

  2. Experience with teaching, mentoring, and supporting students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. 

  3. Demonstrated success in applied mathematics research and promise in engaging undergraduates in research. 

  4. Evidence of successful and innovative teaching experience at the university level. 

Candidates should demonstrate achievable and appropriate research goals which include working with undergraduates in applied mathematics research. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: ;

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2022. Position is open until filled. 

To apply, you must submit materials to two locations: 

  1. A cover letter, requesting to be considered for the position. This letter should highlight your instructional and scholarly focus on student success and research in applied mathematics. 

  2. A complete and current vita. 

  3. A diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and/or advising. 

  4. Three letters of recommendation with at least one letter addressing your teaching experience. 

  5. A statement of teaching philosophy. 

  6. A statement of research plans. 

  7. A list of undergraduate and graduate math courses taken, with full math titles. (a summary of courses rather than transcripts)

The following materials must also be submitted to the CSU PageUp website found at

  1. A cover letter, requesting to be considered for the position. This letter should highlight your instructional and scholarly focus on student success and research in applied mathematics. 

  2. A complete and current vita. 

  3. A diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in their teaching, research, mentoring, and/or advising. 

Your application will not be considered complete until you post on both the CSU East Bay PageUp website and 

Questions concerning your application should be addressed to 

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

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:
email address
Mathematics Search Committee
Department of Mathematics
California State University, East Bay
Hayward, CA 94542-3092