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Assistant Professor Mathematics

California State University San Marcos
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 22, 2023


Rank: Associate or Assistant Professor

Starting Date: Fall 2024

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The Department of Mathematics at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor .  The expected starting date will be August 20, 2024. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a strong interest in curriculum refinement and implementation for developmental general education courses in mathematics. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate within the department in the construction and refinement of research-based curricula for the department’s developmental general education mathematics courses, especially those with companion co-requisite support courses. Moreover, we seek candidates with a robust research agenda in undergraduate mathematics education and will support the successful candidate in continuing to pursue this agenda. While the successful candidate will be the first undergraduate mathematics education researcher to join our department, there is an active community of undergraduate science education researchers in other departments in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

CSUSM is located on a beautiful 304-acre hillside 15 miles east of the ocean in San Diego County, an area known for its growing technology, cyber, and defense industries. Founded in 1989, CSUSM is a forward-thinking and dynamic university that is dedicated to the success of our students. Providing access to a high-quality education and educating the work force for local industry are a key part of CSUSM’s purpose. Moreover, CSUSM is well respected throughout the region for educating and training K-12 teachers, particularly in STEM fields. In 2022, CSUSM was ranked first in the nation in facilitating the upward social mobility of its students. To facilitate continued success in its mission, the university has an expanding student body and faculty, new buildings and infrastructure, new courses, and new academic programs (e.g., engineering).

Our campus embraces student-focused learning and the teacher-scholar model.  We offer hands-on and collaborative learning experiences, innovative technology, and academic programs relevant to the rapidly changing global environment. The campus has a STEM Center providing support to courses in STEM majors and a Center for Research and Engagement in STEM Education (CRESE) dedicated to enhancing STEM education and supporting an active and collaborative community of STEM education scholars.

  • Commitment to creating a diverse and welcoming environment through research, teaching, and service activities, with focus on the inclusion of groups that are minoritized in mathematics.
  • A Ph.D. in mathematics; or a Ph.D. in mathematics education and an M.S. in mathematics; or equivalent credentials.
  • Ability to sustain an active research program in undergraduate mathematics education.
  • Publications in respected scholarly journals.
  • Evidence of successful teaching in lower-division mathematics courses.
  • Ability to teach core upper-division mathematics courses.
  • Interest in teaching and leading curriculum improvement for developmental general education courses in mathematics, especially those with companion co-requisite support courses.
  • Interest in coordinating developmental general education courses in mathematics. (These courses are primarily taught by lecturer faculty and graduate student teaching associates at CSUSM.)
  • A research program related to engaging undergraduates who are representative of CSUSM’s student body in mathematics.
  • Experience with course coordination, especially with developmental general education courses in mathematics.
  • Experience with curriculum development and innovation relating to developmental general education courses in mathematics, especially those with companion co-requisite support courses.
  • Experience teaching a broad range of undergraduate mathematics courses.
  • Ability to supervise mathematics or mathematics education projects with majors and master’s students.
  • Experience in grant writing and/or implementation.
  • Active collaboration in the teaching, assessment, and improvement of developmental general education courses in mathematics.
  • Additional teaching responsibilities could include some combination of courses in the mathematics major, courses supporting other departments (e.g., calculus), and graduate/advanced undergraduate courses in candidate’s area of expertise.
  • The successful candidate is expected to maintain a research program in their area of expertise.
  • The successful candidate will participate in activities serving the department, college, university, and community.
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $7,167 - $8,449 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,405 - $11,994 per month

APPLICATION: Applications will be reviewed starting November 20, 2023. The search will remain open until the position is filled; however, all application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by November 19, 2023 to be assured full consideration.

The application package must include:

  1. A letter of interest of one to two pages addressing how the candidate’s qualifications meet the specific needs of this position.
  2. A curriculum vitae that outlines teaching experience, professional background, and publications.
  3. A diversity statement detailing contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in mathematics and goals for advancing DEI in mathematics.
  4. A statement of teaching philosophy that includes teaching interests, experience, and the candidate’s perspective on facilitating student success in developmental general education courses in mathematics.
  5. A research statement describing research accomplishments and future research goals.
  6. Three Professional References

Applications must be submitted via

The anticipated start date is August 20, 2024. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to be contracted to participate in CSUSM’s New Faculty Institute, projected to take place in early August. Please visit our website for more information about our department. Questions or requests for information should be sent by email to .

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.

Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

The person holding this position is 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 Revised December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy, can be found at CSU Covid Policy . Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at .

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and 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.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act Notification can be found at Clery Act Notification .

Advertised: September 22, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
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