Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Seaside, California
Sep 14, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

POSITION:  Assistant Professor of Mathematics

COLLEGE:  College of Science

DEPT:  Mathematics and Statistics Department

TYPE:  Tenure-Track

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Mathematics at the Assistant Professor level to commence in August 2018. The successful candidate will use evidence-based pedagogies to teach and develop curriculum in the Mathematics major and minor. He/she will also build a research program and develop opportunities for students to conduct research and participate in internships to support CSUMB’s strong commitment to student success.

CSUMB will be implementing a new co-requisite model where under-prepared students are able to enroll in a general education mathematics course with the requirement they also enroll in a corresponding developmental course that provides the additional academic support needed to be successful. The successful candidate will collaborate with other mathematics faculty to oversee the co-requisite components and monitor their efficacy in meeting the needs of underprepared students.

CSUMB is a comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically underserved, and low income populations. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), CSUMB attracts about one-third of its undergraduate students from the local region. The university values an educational environment of cultural and linguistic diversity and gender equity; ethical reflection and practice; effective and experimental use of technologies as resources to people and catalysts for learning; and the integration of cross-disciplinary models enabling students, faculty and staff to engage in innovative instruction and coordinated service learning.  The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes.  It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations.  The campus is located on Monterey Bay, 100 miles south of San Francisco.

As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value ethnic and cultural backgrounds and a diverse body of faculty and staff.  CSUMB welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment.


The main responsibilities include:

  • Taking a leadership role in overseeing the co-requisite components of introductory mathematics courses and working closely with faculty to evaluate the effectiveness of co-requisite courses for under-prepared students who are also enrolled in CSUMB Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning general education courses.
  • Teaching both lower and upper division undergraduate mathematics (with the possibility of teaching graduate courses in the future).
  • Practicing active-based learning and evidence-based pedagogies in their teaching and course redesign and development.
  • Serving on department and university committees.
  • Engaging in research activities, potentially including research about student success in introductory mathematics courses.
  • Engaging in service to the community.
  • Fostering and overseeing undergraduate research in mathematics.
  • Advising and mentoring students.


Minimum: All applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics or Ph.D. in Mathematics Education with an M.S. in Mathematics, from an accredited doctoral program at the time of appointment
  • Demonstrated excellence in mathematics teaching, particularly at the undergraduate level.
  • Interest in mentoring undergraduate research and/or internships.
  • Interest in strengthening introductory mathematics courses to increase student success, especially for underprepared students.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated scholarship and active research in mathematics.

Desirable: We are open to candidates with varied specializations in mathematics, and we have a particular interest in the following qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching underprepared college students.
  • Experience in conducting research on redesigning and evaluating the efficacy of introductory college mathematics courses.
  • Experience in mentoring and teaching students from diverse cultural, ethnic, educational, and economic backgrounds.
  • Experience in mentoring undergraduate research and/or internships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others.


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 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.



APPLY:  A completed online application and all required materials must be received by University Personnel by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screening date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned. CSUMB will not fax application materials.

For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389.  For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map). Please check the link provided for the respective hours and the location.

CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.