California State University, Dominguez Hills, Mathematics

975 14571Position ID: CSUDH-COMBO [#14571]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Carson, California 90747, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Combinatorics, Analysis, Geometry, or Mathematics Education are preferred
Application Deadline: 2019/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/23, finished 2020/06/07)
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Assistant Professor of Mathematics
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences 
Position Description  
The Department of Mathematics at California State University, Dominguez Hills invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Academic Year Assistant Professor with the appointment starting in Fall 2020. 

At CSUDH we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that includes every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values. 

Mathematics Department 
The Mathematics Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, and we teach many service courses. We have nine tenured or tenure-track faculty members with a variety of backgrounds and research interests in pure and applied mathematics and mathematics education, and we have several lecturers with full- and part-time appointments. We are a group committed to the mission of the university, and we work collegially to prepare students for successful careers. We are located in the Los Angeles area, near major industries and research universities. Our faculty members attend seminars and colloquia at home and at UCLA, USC, Caltech, and other nearby California State University campuses. Our mission is to provide our students with a strong foundation in mathematics, preparing them for success in graduate study, professional careers in business, industry, and government, and teaching. For more information see:

The Position 
Typical teaching load is twelve units per semester (new faculty teach nine units per semester for the first two years) but faculty who are active in grants and projects use grant funds to reduce their teaching load. Published research is expected and is a requirement for tenure and promotion. With partial support from the Wallis Annenberg Foundation, California State University, Dominguez Hills sponsors the Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE). CSUDH encourages and supports faculty participating in the Center’s STEM activities which include creating innovative, effective pedagogies, strengthening curriculum development for K-16 education, responding to regional needs for STEM-prepared graduates, and the opportunity to work with colleagues across colleges and disciplines, as well as K-12 and community college partners and business and industry leaders in supporting other STEM-related projects in the new CISE center.  

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  1. Participate in updating and revising the department’s undergraduate curriculum.
  2. Teach effectively in a variety of courses for undergraduate mathematics majors, and service courses.
  3. Maintain appropriate research and scholarly activities in mathematics or mathematics education;
  4. Participate in the activities of the mathematics department, such as seminars and math club events;
  5. Assist with student advising and program development;
  6. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, mathematics education with a master’s degree in mathematics, or closely related field
  • Ability to teach a broad range of mathematics and service courses to students with diverse backgrounds and skills.
  • Commitment and ability to maintain an active program of scholarship and/or research.
  • Commitment to ongoing improvement and use of effective teaching strategies.
  • Experience in teaching from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • Specialty in any area of combinatorics, analysis, geometry, or mathematics education is preferred, but well-qualified candidates in other areas will be considered.
  • Interest in and willingness to contribute to the department through student advising and mentoring.
  • Ability to develop research projects for undergraduate mathematics and science students and to utilize other high-impact practices.  

Employment Requirement – Background Check 
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. 

How to Apply 
The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in December 2019. For full consideration, please submit your completed application no later than December 1, 2019. 

Applications must submit the following materials through
  • AMS cover sheet 
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information 
  • Cover Letter  
  • List of 3 references with contact information 
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist) 
  • A Statement on Teaching that includes both a philosophy of how to support student learning and a description of how class meetings are structured and how this may vary by course or audience. 
  • A Research Statement 
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity 
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available) 
For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required. 

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.
Applicants that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified by the Search Committee when to submit their official transcripts directly to the email address of or you may mail directly to:  

Dr. Matthew Jones, Search Committee Chair 
Mathematics Department 
California State University, Dominguez Hills 
1000 E Victoria St Carson, CA 90747 

CSU Dominguez Hills 
On April 29, 1960, Gov. Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Sr. signed a bill into law authorizing the formation of a state college to serve the growing southwestern region of Los Angeles County. From its humble beginnings in a bank building in Rolling Hills Estates, CSUDH has evolved into a thriving and nationally recognized comprehensive university, providing an innovative liberal arts education to a diverse student body. 

For more information see: 

Mission Statement 
CSUDH provides education, scholarship, and service that are, by design, accessible, and transformative. We welcome students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow.  

A vital educational and economic resource for the South Bay, CSUDH will be recognized as a top-performing Comprehensive Model Urban University in America. We will be known as a campus community and gathering place where: 
  • Diversity in all its forms is explored, understood, and transformed into knowledge and practice that benefits the world. 
  • Technology is embraced and leveraged to transcend educational boundaries as we reach out to students, both locally and globally. 
  • Sustainable environmental, social, and economic practices are a way of life. 
  • Students from our community who aspire to complete a college degree are provided the pathway and guidance to succeed. 
  • Faculty and staff across the University are engaged in serving the dynamic needs of the surrounding communities. 
  • Student life is meaningful and vibrant. 
  • Our accomplishments and those of our alumni are recognized nationally and internationally.  
  • Ultimately, our students graduate with an exemplary academic education, a highly respected degree, and a genuine commitment to justice and social responsibility. 
About the University 
CSUDH holds the Carnegie classification of Master’s L and is a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution. Class sizes are small as compared with large research universities and classes are taught by the faculty, not by teaching assistants. Many of the university’s students are the first in their families to earn a university degree. While the university enrolls traditional full-time students, many students enroll part-time and attend late afternoon, evening, and weekend classes because of work and family responsibilities. 

CSUDH offers 45 undergraduate majors, 22 master’s degrees, and several certificate and credential programs. Enrollment exceeds 15,100 students, and the student population is among the most ethnically and culturally rich in the nation: 64.3% Hispanic/Latino, 13.4% Black/African-American, 8.5% White, 10.2% Asian or Pacific Islander, 0.1% American Indian, and 3.1% two or more races. Immigrant and visa students on our campus represent 100 countries.  

The University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the accrediting body for institutions of higher learning in the West. In the 2018 WASC Educational Effectiveness Review, CSUDH was reaffirmed for a full 10 years. Twelve programs hold accreditations from national professional associations: business administration, clinical sciences, computer science, education, health science, music, nursing, occupational therapy, public administration, special education, theatre arts, and social work. 

The academic programs of the university are organized under the Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business Administration and Public Policy, Extended and International Education, Natural and Behavioral Sciences, Education, and Health, Human Services, and Nursing. While continuing to emphasize the liberal arts and sciences, professional programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate level, developed to serve the region’s workforce needs, are of great interest to students and prepare them for professions in a variety of industries. 

A tradition of teaching excellence lies at the heart of the university experience for Dominguez Hills’ students. Most of the faculty have earned doctoral degrees from prestigious universities across the nation. The faculty strives to sustain a dynamic teaching and learning environment in a multicultural setting. The Academic Senate provides a forum for faculty, administration, students, and others to be represented and consulted regarding such vital issues as budget priorities, academic standards, curriculum and instruction, and student affairs.  

Student Life 
At CSUDH, there’s more to student life than the classroom. The university offers a dynamic, interactive, and enriching community of learners, teachers, and peers sharing diverse points of view. There are multitudes of ways for students to pursue interests, get involved, and get the most from their academic experience.  

An office of student life enhances student development by coordinating a variety of co-curricular activities, including 60 student organizations. Students are encouraged to perform community service and participate in leadership development. The Multicultural Center on campus promotes the exploration of diverse heritages, values, and cultural experiences by offering a wide range of activities and programs throughout the academic year. 

CSUDH is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II institution that competes in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). CSU Dominguez Hills is one of the most athletically competitive and honored schools in the CCAA, with 23 conference titles and four national championships to date, including the 2008 NCAA D-II Men’s Soccer National Championship. CSU Dominguez Hills sponsors 11 intercollegiate athletic teams. 

The Location 
The university is located in Carson, California, in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Its 346-acre park-like campus is situated in the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area. The site remained in the continuous possession of the Dominguez family for seven generations - from its inception in 1794 to its acquisition by the state of California. For more information see:   

The Region 
The South Bay is one of the most culturally, economically, and ethnically diverse areas in the United States, with a largely even distribution of the population with African, Asian/Pacific Islander, European, and Latino ancestry. The university is located in the city of Carson, a city of 93,000 residents and one of the many municipalities that border the city of Los Angeles. Cultural, performance and sports venues in downtown Los Angeles are about 15 minutes away, and the South Bay beach communities are a few minutes away to the west and south. The Dignity Health Sports Park, a 125-acre sports center developed by AEG and home to LA Galaxy and Los Angeles Chargers, is located on the CSUDH campus. 

The campus is strategically located in the heart of a major technological, industrial, and transportation complex in Southern California. This area includes the massive Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles – Southern California’s gateway to international commerce. The South Bay region is also home to aerospace, oil refinery, healthcare, and automotive industries.  

Employee Benefits 
CSUDH offers a comprehensive and attractive benefits program to its employees. Further information on benefits offered can be found at 

Closing Statement 
California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. 

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources’ Office (310) 243-3771. 

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. 

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. 

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9. For more information see:

Application Materials Required:
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And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Dr. Matthew Jones, Search Committee Chair
Mathematics Department
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E Victoria St Carson, CA 90747

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