California State University, Sacramento, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 969-APSTAT [#23224]
Position Title: Assistant Professor -- Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Sacramento, California 95819, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Statistics
Application Deadline: 2023/11/05 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/09/26, finished 2024/03/07)
Position Description:    

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Announcement of Vacancy 
Tenure-Track Position in Mathematics 
Department of Mathematics and Statistics 
Beginning Fall Semester 2024 

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page. 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has 26 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. A minor in mathematics or statistics as well as a Master of Arts in Mathematics are also offered. The department continues to expand our offerings and is currently developing a new major in statistics with theoretical, applied, and data science emphases. 

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 
Education: Ph.D. in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, or Mathematics is required. All degree requirements must be completed by August 2024. 

Special Knowledge and Abilities:  The department seeks applicants who have a record of outstanding teaching at the college level and a commitment to excellence in the classroom.  Successful candidates must have the ability to teach a variety of lower and upper division courses offered by the department.  In addition, new faculty must have the potential to establish an independent program of research in statistics, statistics education, or applied mathematics.

Preferred Qualifications 
Preference may be given to applicants who have demonstrated one or more of the following: 
  • potential and desire to teach and develop courses in statistics or data science;
  • commitment to the continual advancement of their pedagogy; 
  • contributions to university service; 
  • professional contributions to the community; 
  • 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.

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) engaging in service to the university, which includes but is not limited to advising students and serving on committees; (4) engaging in community service. 

The position is tenure-track and will be at the Assistant Professor level. The assigned teaching load is 12 units per semester, with opportunities for release time to support exceptional levels of service. The anticipated annual starting salary is $74,642. 

Application Procedure 
To ensure full consideration, completed applications should be received by November 5, 2023. The position is open until filled. An applicant must provide: 
  • a letter of application which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement and the applicant’s interest in joining the Sacramento State faculty; 
  • 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. 

The above materials must be submitted to In addition, copies of the letter of application, the curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the statement on diversity and inclusivity must also be submitted to Applications will not be considered complete unless posted on both the Sacramento State website and 

Equal Employment Opportunity 
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: 
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union. 

Background Check Disclaimer 
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. 

COVID19 Vaccination Policy 
Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. (updated May 2023)

Out of State Employment 
Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person. 

Eligibility Verification 
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

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