San Francisco State University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 693-AP [#23422]
Position Title: Assistant Professor position in Mathematics (pure or applied) or Mathematics Education
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: San Francisco, California 94132, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics (pure or applied) or Mathematics Education
Application Deadline: 2023/12/10 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/09, listed until 2024/04/09)
Position Description:    

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San Francisco State University, Department of Mathematics offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Mathematics (pure or applied) or Mathematics Education beginning August 7, 2024. We seek a colleague whose research and teaching interests include any field in mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics education or related field. Every potential applicant who may have doubts about their eligibility is encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment -- through their research, teaching, and service -- to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

We are seeking applicants with experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. This is part of a cohort hire focused on Black and Latinx/e student success. We are looking for teacher/scholars who have an established commitment to teaching, research and/or service in and with the Black and Latinx/e community. Candidates for this position are expected to satisfy two or more of the eight Black and Latinx/e Student Success Cohort Hire criteria:

1. Training in and knowledge of historical and present-day structural racism, and practice that engages that knowledge (practice may include teaching, research, and/or service).

2. Demonstrated knowledge of challenges and barriers for Black and Latinx/e students, and evidence of strategies employed to help students overcome such barriers.

3. Evidence of employing anti-racist teaching strategies that support the learning and success of Black and Latinx students.

4. Mentors and engages Black and Latinx/e students in research, scholarship, and creative activities.

5. Evidence of research that contributes to equity, opportunities, and inclusion in higher education.

6. Evidence of research that integrates understanding of and/or engages Black and Latinx/e communities’ challenges and structural realities.

7. Evidence of engaging in service to Black and Latinx/e populations within the discipline.

8. Evidence of service and contributions to Black and Latinx/e communities.

About the Department The Department of Mathematics at San Francisco State University prides itself in its strong track record of excellence in research, teaching, and service. At the heart of all our efforts, we maintain a steadfast commitment to our diverse student population, 76% of whom are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, and 33% of whom are Black and/or Latinx/e. The efforts of our faculty have been recognized with 5 NSF CAREER Awards, 7 active NSF research grants, 4 other external grants, and 3 National MAA Teaching Awards. We have also received recognition for numerous programs that support Black, Indigenous, and Latinx math students, such as BAMM, Noyce STAJES, SFSU-Colombia Combinatorics Initiative, MSRI-UP, and SF BUILD, among others.

Our department has a tradition of active collaborations between faculty across mathematics, math education, applied mathematics, and statistics, as well as numerous other departments at SFSU and beyond. We play an important role in the mathematical life of San Francisco, leading and participating in educational and outreach initiatives, and training a large percentage of the math teachers in the Bay Area. We believe that candidates interested in this position will find in our department a fertile, supportive, and impactful environment to carry out their work.

The Department of Mathematics serves the second-most students in the university, and is home to approximately 200 majors and 100 graduate students. We constantly work to improve our math courses and curriculum to better serve our diverse and talented student body, using equitable strategies supported by the math education literature. Our graduate program has a national reputation for the strength and diversity of its graduates, who go on to notable academic careers in research and teaching, become educational leaders, found and direct national programs for BIPOC students, and do innovative work in thriving industries.

San Francisco State University is best known for a long history of social justice activism, and is home to the country’s first College of Ethnic Studies. SFSU is one of the most diverse academic institutions in the country, with 6% Black, 37% Latinx, 27% Asian, 5% multiracial, and 18% White (non-Latinx) students. The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world.

SF State is a major public urban university, situated in one of the world’s great cities. Building on a century-long history of commitment to quality teaching and broad access to undergraduate and graduate education, the University offers comprehensive, rigorous, and integrated academic programs that require students to engage in open-minded inquiry and reflection. SF State prepares its students to become productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective.

San Francisco State University educates and equips students to thrive in a global society. We deliver academic excellence by pursuing knowledge, inspiring creativity, supporting our diverse community and advancing social justice and positive change in the world. Visit the Strategic Planning website to learn more.

The position requires developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, graduate and undergraduate teaching, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, curricular innovation, and ongoing committee and service assignments.

• Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics education or related field. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of employment. • Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students.

The anticipated Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is: $92,000 to $94,500 annually (12 monthly payments per academic year). The anticipated hiring range is $7,667 to $7,875 per month.

Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work (

Professional development funds, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.

The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits.

A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To apply, please upload the following materials by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time of Sunday December 10, 2023:

1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required qualifications) 2. Curriculum vitae 3. A diversity statement that is no more than 500 words that provides an understanding of your capabilities to address diversity in support of SFSU’s diverse student and community populations. Please provide specific examples of how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and service 4. The AMS cover sheet 5. A research plan 6. A statement of teaching philosophy 7. A publication list, and 8. A list of external funding secured

The last two items are intended to duplicate parts of the CV. In addition, include names and contact information of four references who will provide upon request: three signed letters of recommendation on your research, and one signed letter of recommendation in regard to your teaching.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Eric Hsu, Department Chair at

CSU strongly encourages 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 are encouraged to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager. Additional information on the requirements for new hires may be found at the Human Resources web page ( ).

Advertised: October 04, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: Open Until Filled

All applications must be submitted via SF State Careers:

Priority will be given to applications received before 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time of Sunday December 10, 2023.

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Contact: Eric Hsu
Email: email address
Postal Mail:
1600 Holloway Avenue
Thornton Hall 937
San Francisco, CA 94132
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