California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Mathematics Department

Position ID: 2146-TENURETRACK [#23508, 532855]
Position Title: Tenure Track Position - Pure Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: San Luis Obispo, California 93407, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Pure Mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/10/13, updated 2023/11/07, listed until 2024/04/13)
Position Description:    

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The Mathematics Department in the Bailey College of Science and Mathematics at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking to fill one full-time, academic year, tenure track position in pure mathematics, with appointment beginning September 16, 2024. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience of the individual selected.

The Bailey College of Science and Mathematics (BCSM) at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community that reflects and serves the population of California. Cal Poly strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), especially in the classroom and among its areas of study. Cal Poly seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. Cal Poly seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The successful candidate will consider teaching strategies that promote student success, especially for students from historically excluded communities. Successful candidates should consider the University’s goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion in their approach to teaching, research, and service.

Cal Poly embraces a teacher-scholar model in which faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, produce scholarship in their field of interest, and provide service to the institution. The selected candidate will consider using creative lecture and laboratory teaching approaches that include current and emerging technologies to enhance student learning and will participate in scholarly practices such as peer-reviewed research, statistical consulting, conference presentations, and grant development that leads to publication. The selected candidate will pursue a systematic program of research and scholarship, curricular improvement, and participation in service activities such as committee service, student advising, and building industry relationships.

Excellence in teaching, an active program in research and scholarship, and departmental service are expected. Successful candidates must be committed to quality undergraduate and graduate education and be comfortable teaching a variety of mathematics courses. The preferred candidate will have potential for supervising undergraduate research projects and master's theses. Candidates whose areas are compatible with or broaden the research activities of the department are encouraged to apply. Special areas of interest include logic, number theory, combinatorics, commutative algebra, graph theory, geometric group theory, field theory, algebraic, differential, fractal, and complex geometry, topology, complex analysis and operator theory, and geometric analysis.

Appointment at the Assistant Professor rank is anticipated; higher ranks will be considered. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. • If appointed at the Assistant Professor rank, the anticipated hiring range is $86,508 - $96,408. • If appointed at the Associate Professor rank, the anticipated hiring range is $102,648 - $106,740.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Mathematics or closely related field. Demonstrated experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language. Must provide evidence of (or potential for) high quality teaching and research with students. Must provide evidence of (or potential for) scholarly productivity. Must provide evidence of (or potential for) promoting diversity and inclusivity in higher education as well as a dedication to the well-being and advancement of students, colleagues, and the department.


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Contact: Dr. Benjamin Richert
Email: email address
Postal Mail:
1 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Web Page: https://math.calpoly.edu/