Applied Mathematics - Assistant Professor
Fresno State invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Mathematics at the Assistant Professor rank. The successful candidate will generally: teach, supervise and advise undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.S.) students; conduct research/scholarly activities (that lead to grants, presentations, and publications); and engage in service to the University and the community. Depending on departmental needs and the candidate’s expertise, their teaching responsibilities will include various mathematics courses in the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. Instruction and project advising of students in the Master of Science in Mathematics program is also expected.
Fresno State faculty have an expected teaching load of 24 units per year; however, new tenure track hires receive substantially reduced teaching schedules during their first two years to provide the time to establish their research program. After the first two years, the successful candidate will have opportunities to apply for course releases to focus on non-teaching activities. Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.
California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):
An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Applied Mathematics or closely related discipline. Candidates nearing completion of their doctorate (ABD) may be considered. However, for an appointment, the doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2022.
Potential for successful teaching at Fresno State, as required by the position description. This can be demonstrated by, for example, (1) previous experience teaching mathematics courses at the undergraduate or graduate level, and/or (2) by discussing curriculum/teaching plans that would fit our institution and the position. Candidates should use their teaching statement to demonstrate that they have this required qualification.
Evidence of ability to conduct successful research related to applied mathematics. This can be demonstrated by, for example, (1) previous publication record, and/or (2) having a research plan for the next few years. Candidates should use their research statement to demonstrate that they have this required qualification.
Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Please tell us, at least, (1) how you think you would fit in a diverse environment, like Fresno State’s; and (2) what plans (and/or previous experience) you have in engaging students from typically underrepresented groups. Candidates should use their diversity statement to demonstrate that they have this required qualification.
1.) Ability to teach master’s level courses in applied mathematics.
2.) Publication record in applied mathematics commensurate with experience and/or involvement in research in applied mathematics or related areas.
3.) Potential to successfully obtain external funding.
4.) Potential for interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments, universities, government entities, or industry.
Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin Monday, November 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration apply by this date. This position automatically closes on May 1, 2022. Apply online at: http://jobs.fresnostate.edu.
Attach the following:
- Letter of interest, or cover letter, that specifically addresses the required and relevant preferred experience qualifications
- Current curriculum vitae
- Teaching statement/philosophy.
- Research statement.
- Statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Unofficial transcripts (Ph.D. and Masters if applicable).
- Three professional references, including one familiar with your teaching. Your references may be asked to submit current letters of recommendation.
Candidates invited for a visit will receive a request to send official transcripts by the provided deadline.
Comlan de Souza
Department of Mathematics
College of Science and Mathematics
About Fresno State
California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.
Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit: www.fresnostate.edu/academics/facultyaffairs/procedures/facultyrtp/. We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.
About the Department
Our Department: With a commitment to the highest standards of teaching, the Department of Mathematics serves the University and the community by providing general education mathematics courses for all majors. In pursuit of its educational mission, the department offers the following programs: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (w/options Applied Mathematics; General Mathematics; Pure Mathematics; Statistics; Teaching; and Integrated Credential and a Master of Science in Mathematics).
The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.
Other Campus Information:
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