About the University:
California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities, not only in the California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 20th among “Top Public Schools” in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020, CollegeNET also ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its “Social Mobility Index,” and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th “Most Transformative College” in the nation.
CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students. Approximately 55% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and approximately 62% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with 55% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as Latinx, 25% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2019, CSUCI was awarded Excelencia in Education’s inaugural “Seal of Excelencia” for its facilitation of Latinx student success.
CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to address students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 62% White, 21% Latinx, 9% Asian/Asian American, and 2% Black/African American.
CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and thrive.
CSUCI Mission Statement:
Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.
CSUCI’s Commitment to You:
CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous improvement in equitable teaching and learning.
About the Program:
The Mathematics Department at CSUCI has several programs: a BS in Mathematics with a choice between four tracks in Pure Math, Applied Math, Math Education, and Statistics, an MS in Mathematics, and minors in Mathematics, Statistics and Data Analysis, Foundational Mathematics, and Philosophy. The Mathematics Department is also responsible for teaching quantitative reasoning courses to the majority of First Year Students. Our faculty are actively engaged in curriculum development, research collaborations, grant acquisitions, student projects, and service to the campus and community. We encourage our faculty as they implement innovative, or evidence-based high impact practices, student-centered learning activities, and foster an inclusive learning environment. We support shared governance and a supportive and collaborative working environment.
About the Position:
Faculty in this position have the opportunity to grow the statistics and data science area of the department, teach a variety of statistics and data science courses, perform research including with undergraduate or graduate students, update and oversee the introductory statistics courses by implement modern statistics pedagogies, and develop connections and collaborations with local industry and community organizations.
Minimum Degree Requirements:
Ph.D. in Statistics or Mathematics by 8/17/2022.
- Ph.D. in Mathematics or Statistics or closely related field from an accredited institution.
- Evidence of on-going research activities in statistics and data analysis, including modeling.
- Excellence in teaching statistics with a variety of methodologies.
- Experience with modern statistical software such as R, SAS, Python, or JMP.
- Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.
- Broadly trained, with the ability and interest in teaching a wide range of statistics and data analysis courses.
- Expertise in statistics and data analytics.
- Familiarity with GAISE recommendations or other statistical pedagogy and their application.
- Record of or plan for grant and contract acquisition.
- Experience with interdisciplinary research and/or collaborations.
- Plans to engage undergraduate or graduate students in research projects.
- Teaching undergraduate statistics courses
- Service to the department, university, professional community
- Engagement with local entities and community
Screening of applications will begin 10/1/2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Applicants must submit the following materials:
- A letter of application,
- Curriculum vitae,
- A research statement that describes current and future work and research possibilities with students,
- Contact information for three references,
- A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and American Indian students, and
- A teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian students.
In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.
Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web address below:
Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.
The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
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.
CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.