Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

San Jose, CA
Mar 29, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24417
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Job Code: 1038
Department: Student and Faculty Success


Classification: Administrative Analyst Specialist Exempt - II
Salary Range: $4,693 /month - $7,769 /month
FLSA status: Exempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit

About the Position

***This is a Temporary Two(2) Year Appointment***

The California State University system is currently transitioning away from their existing model of developmental education. San Jos State University is committed to addressing the challenge posed by this transition by designing, implementing, studying, documenting, and maintaining high-quality programs for the students enrolled in mathematics courses who most need support.

This position will support faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in this transition, including designing curriculum, evaluating its effectiveness, and publishing significant results.

Education and Experience

A bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and four years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Preferred Qualifications

-PhD in Mathematics or Mathematics Education
-Demonstrated understanding of the needs of developmental, and non-math major, mathematics students
-Demonstrated knowledge of mathematics education literature and research methods in mathematics education, as evidenced by scholarly publications
-Demonstrated understanding of, and desire to work with under-served and under-represented populations

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Extensive understanding of the needs of developmental, and non-math major, mathematics students.
-Knowledge of mathematics education literature and research methods in mathematics education, as evidenced by scholarly publications.
-Understanding of, and desire to work with under-served and under-represented populations.
-Extensive and in-depth knowledge in project management including research and analytical methodologies.
-Working knowledge of the practices, procedures and activities of the program to which assigned.
-Ability to interpret and integrate complex data and information to formulate appropriate courses of action which have broad and far reaching impact.
-Ability to understand and analyze complex problems from a future-oriented and broad interactive perspective and readily develop proactive solutions that integrate strategic goals into tactical operations.
-Ability to effectively use applicable information systems and applications in analysis, research, and reporting activities and projects.
-Ability to effectively communicate with and influence high-level and diverse contacts inside and outside of the CSU system.
-Ability to effectively use all communication methods and formats and to use expertise, as well as persuasion and negotiation skills, to build consensus to achieve short- and long-term goals and objectives.
-Demonstrated ability to make decisions and carry through actions having implications with regard to other program or service areas.
-Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations; use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements.

Posting Date

February 12, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins February 27, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

-Curriculum Vita
-Letter of Interest
-Statement of Research Interests
-Teaching Statement
-Publication List
-Three (3) Letters of Recommendation

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


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