California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 188-AP2024CPP [#23297]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Pomona, California 91768, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Algebra, Number Theory, or Combinatorics
Application Deadline: 2023/11/14 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/02, listed until 2024/03/29)
Position Description:    

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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure track faculty position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.   Cal Poly Pomona is one of three polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system and among 12 such institutions nationwide. Since its founding in 1938, Cal Poly Pomona students participate in an integrative experiential learning education that is inclusive, relevant, and values diverse perspectives and experiences. With a variety of degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, and professional disciplines, the university is well known for its learn-by-doing approach and Teacher Scholar Model 


The university is noted for its scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, which was once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg. We acknowledge that Cal Poly Pomona resides on the territorial and homelands of the Tongva and Tataavium people who are the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar. The university’s nearly 30,000 students are taught and mentored by the campus’s more than 1,400 faculty as part of 54 baccalaureate and 29 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in educational leadership.  


Highly regarded among its peer institutions, Cal Poly Pomona is No. 3 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of top public regional universities in the west and was named the No. 28 best value college in the nation by Money Magazine. Cal Poly Pomona, a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, stands as a national leader in promoting social mobility, and was placed among the 25 top institutions in the country in awarding bachelor’s degrees to minoritized students by Diverse Issues in Higher Education.   


The Cal Poly Pomona campus is located less than 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles at the intersection of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. It is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains and deserts. For additional information about the university, please visit, and for more about faculty life, please see YourLife@CPP. 


Student PopulationCalifornia residents comprise the majority (96%) of applicants to undergraduate programs at Cal Poly Pomona, and 41% of new students were transfers in Fall 202257% of Cal Poly Pomona students are first generation, 70% receive financial aid, and 44% qualify as Pell-eligibleThe university enrolls a diverse student body that identifies as 53% Latinx, 22% Asian, 14% White, 3% Black, 2% International, 4% two or more races, 3% unknown and less than 1% Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander and less than 1% Native American Indigenous. Thirty-nine percent of the student body were STEM majors with the top enrolled programs including psychology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biology and computer science. 


Inclusive Excellence and Student Success We aspire to be the model inclusive polytechnic university in the nation. We have a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and to educational experiences that leverage the diverse perspectives and experiences needed to succeed and thrive in a diverse society. 


*As a part of the application for faculty positions, all candidates must submit a Student Success Statement that demonstrates their commitment and record of contributions to diversity and equity through their teaching, scholarship, or service by speaking to at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria below.   


Candidates should explain how they have engaged in the criteria below in their pedagogy, scholarship, and/or service, as well as the level to which these efforts have been consistently incorporated into their work. 


Inclusive Excellence Criteria: 


  1. Incorporates the contributions and struggles of historic ethnic minority groups or other disadvantaged communities into their teaching, scholarly work, and/or service contributions; 
  2. Adopts teaching strategies that support the learning and success of students from diverse student populations;
  3. Mentors and engages diverse student populations in discovery, scholarship, and creative activities;
  4. Engages students in problem-based projects and learning that address the needs of diverse communities;
  5. Possess knowledge of challenges and barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline and uses it to inform their work in specific ways;
  6. Mentors and assists diverse student populations interested in pursuing graduate education;
  7. Engages in community-responsive action research or service with diverse student populations and communities;
  8. Has experience in or demonstrates a commitment to adopting experiential learning activities and pedagogy with diverse students populations and communities; and
  9. Has expertise in or demonstrated commitment to teaching, scholarship, and/or service that contributes to access, diversity, and equal opportunity in higher education.

College of Science: The College’s mission is to educate, mentor, and inspire students through scientific inquiry and hands-on learning. It offers 15 undergraduate degree programs and six Master's degrees across seven academic departments that include: Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Kinesiology & Health Promotion, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy. Our Center for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (CEMaST) supports K-16 education locally and nationally to increase STEM success and participation for all. The College of Science has approximately 150 full-time faculty, 40 staff, and 4,500 active majors. Our commitment to the teacher-scholar model results in our college being the largest recipient of extramural grant funding on campus. We encourage a broad range of applicants who are committed to enhancing a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to an inclusive campus environment. 


Department of Mathematics and Statistics: The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has over 30 full-time faculty and offers a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with two options: pure mathematics / secondary teaching and applied mathematics / statistics. We also offer a master’s program with four possible emphases: mathematics education, pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics. The department currently has over 350 major students, including over 60 graduate students, and serves over 5,000 students each semester.  


Cal Poly Pomona has a student body with diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and learning styles, and the department is looking for faculty who can thrive and contribute meaningfully in this environment. Our majors reflect the diversity of the overall university student population, with over 50% from underrepresented groups, as well as approximately 40% first generation college students. We value faculty who can inspire students through their teaching and through mentorship in research. In particular, applicants with a commitment to diversity in higher education are encouraged to apply.   


Position description: The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor in Mathematics in the areas of algebra, number theory, or combinatorics. It is expected that the person in this position will teach mathematics courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. It is expected that the new faculty member will engage in scholarly research or grant activity and serve on department, college, and university committees. They also will have the opportunity to mentor student research 


Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Our excellent benefits program includes start-up funds, a reduced teaching load during the first two years, as well as a generous retirement and pension program. 


Minimum requirements include 

  • A Ph.D. in Mathematics with expertise in algebra, number theory, combinatorics, or a related area from an accredited university by August 1, 2024. 
  • A commitment and a record of contributions to student success through applicant’s teaching, scholarship, or service. This will be described in the Student Success Statement, which must address at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above.  
  • University teaching experience, for instance as a lead instructor, teaching assistant, or similar role. 


Preferred/Desired Qualifications:   

  • Evidence of excellence in teaching. 
  • Evidence of, or potential for, teaching upper division and graduate mathematics classes. 
  • Evidence of, or potential for, excellence in conducting scholarly research activities. 
  • Evidence of, or potential for, directing ??Master’s thesis students or mentor undergraduate student research. 
  • Evidence of, or potential for, contributing to department governance and service. 
  • Evidence of commitment to equity, inclusion, and access for all students in the mathematical community. 


Conditions of Employment: 

The person offered this position is required to pass a background check.  


Application Process: 

A completed application will consist of 

  • Cover letter in which you describe your background and interest in teaching, research and service. In your cover letter, please address the duties, qualifications and preferred qualifications stated in our position description; 
  • A Student Success Statement (up to 2 pages, single-spaced) that responds to the prompt above - “Inclusive Excellence and Student Success” and addresses at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed (please indicate the criteria numbers in your Statement); 
  • Curriculum vitae, which should include the names, titles, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three individuals who can speak to your potential for success in this position; 
  • Your teaching philosophy statement (up to 2 pages, single-spaced), including evidence of the effective application of your teaching philosophy in work with students; 
  • Your research statement (up to 4 pages, single-spaced); 
  • Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Official graduate and undergraduate transcripts will be required if you are selected as a finalist; 
  • A minimum of three letters of reference on your behalf should be submitted through AMS ??MathJobs. Letters must be current (within the last two years) and at least one of your reference letters should address your teaching capabilities. 


An application form and all materials must be submitted via both PageUp online application portal and AMS MathJobs with the exception of letters of reference which may be submitted via AMS MathJobs only. 


Submit all the above materials to AMS MathJobs. In addition, you must also submit all materials other than letters of reference via PageUp online application portal. 


Finalists for the position will:  

  • be required to provide official transcripts for highest degree before the on-campus interview; 
  • give a presentation on scholarly work; 
  • give a teaching demonstration to faculty;  
  • and interact with students.  


The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than Tuesday, November 14, 2023. 


Please direct inquiries to  

Faculty Search Committee  

Department of Mathematics and Statistics 

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona  

3801 West Temple Avenue  

Pomona, California 91768-4007 

PHONE: (909) 869-3496 (Search ??Coordinator)


Instructions for submitting applications are listed at the Faculty Affairs site for University hires:


Applications must be submitted to both and to PageUp—online application portal—for University hires. 


Equal Opportunity Employer 
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The university hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university prepares a public annual security report. 

Application Materials Required:
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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Calif. State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, California