San Jose State University, Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: SJSU-DS2021 [#16794]
Position Title: Assistant Prof Statistics/Data Science
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: San Jose, California 95192-0103, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Statistics/Data Science
Application Deadline: 2020/12/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/11/17, finished 2021/07/03, listed until 2021/05/17)
Position Description:   URMs  

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San José State University
San José, California

Subject to Budgetary Approval
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Department Summary

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San Jose State University invites applications for one full time tenure-track faculty position in Statistics/Data Science in the rank of Assistant Professor. Our department is home to about 500 undergraduates and graduate students, 30 tenure ladder faculty and 20 part-time instructors. The department has faculty expertise in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Mathematics Education. In addition to the traditional BA and MA Math degrees, we also have BS and MS programs in Applied Mathematics and Statistics and a joint MS Data Science program with the Department of Computer Science. Learn more about us at

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a Doctoral degree in Statistics or a closely related field by July 2021. We are especially interested in applicants with focus on development of statistical and/or machine learning methods and computational tools for statistical learning and inference on large scale or complex data sets. Candidates should have expertise in at least one relational data base management system (SQL, Hadoop, MapReduce, Pig, Hive).

Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, and other under-represented groups.


Candidate is expected to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate mathematics and statistics courses in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, to maintain a program of scholarly activity, to work on curriculum and program development. Candidate is expected to supervise graduate students on their master’s theses and consulting projects in both the department’s MS Statistics program and the College of Science’s MS Data Science program. Candidate would also be expected to supervise student teams working on industrial research projects in the department’s Center for Applied Math, Computation, and Statistics (CAMCOS) program. Candidate will participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committee and other service assignments.

Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience. See Benefits Summary for details.

Starting Date  August 2021


Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Application Procedure To apply, complete the SJSU Online Employment Application via the “Apply Now” link on and attach the following documents:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement. In addition to a brief outline of your plans to establish your research program, include a paragraph or two on how you plan to include students in your research activities. (1-2) pages.
  • Statement of teaching interests/philosophy. Please include a paragraph or two that describes what role faculty play in student success. (1-2 pages)
  • Diversity Statement. Please include, if possible, demonstrated awareness of sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population and note any preferred cross-cultural experience. Discuss how the candidate would address the needs of ethnically diverse students through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement. (1-2 pages)
  •  Three references with contact information. We will be contacting your references to request letters of recommendation.
For full consideration, please submit your completed application by Dec 30, 2020. Inquires may be directed to the Department Chair, Prof. Bem Cayco at

The University

San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups.  As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility.  The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society.  SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.


Equal Employment Statement

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Additional Information

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

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Contact: Bem Cayco, (408) 924-5100, (408) 924-5080 (fax)
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Department of Mathematics and Statistics
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA 95192-0103
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