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California State University, Sacramento

Announcement of Vacancy
Tenure-Track Position in Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Beginning Fall Semester 2014

California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) invites applications from individuals interested in joining our dynamic and growing faculty. With a current student population in excess of 28,000, Sacramento State is one of the larger campuses in the 23-campus California State University system, the largest system of higher education in the nation. The University is organized around eight colleges. There are approximately 1,400 faculty who provide programs of instruction leading toward bachelor's degrees in 60 disciplines and masterís degrees in 40 disciplines, two joint doctoral programs and one independent doctoral program.

Sacramento is a large metropolitan area with a population of approximately two million located near the Sierra Nevada mountains. California State University, Sacramento is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching our liberal arts tradition. Sacramento State is proud of its emphasis on quality education, achieved by providing individualized access to faculty who devote themselves to students. The proximity of Sacramento State to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provide unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research, internships, and employment.

Minimum / Required Qualifications

  • Education:
    Ph.D. in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics is required. All degree requirements must be completed by August 2014.
  • Special Knowledge and Abilities:
    The department seeks applicants who have a record of outstanding teaching and a commitment to excellence in the classroom. New faculty must have the ability to establish an independent program of scholarship in mathematics and to teach in the departmentís rigorous upper division core curriculum (Algebra and Real Analysis). Applicants with additional strengths in areas of applied mathematics are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience:
    A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university. At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority. In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.

Preferred / Desired Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who show the ability to
  • teach courses in a variety of areas of applied mathematics;
  • provide leadership in developing the departmentís applied mathematics program;
  • use technology to enhance the learning of mathematics and to improve access to high demand courses;
  • and

  • contribute to the continual advancement of mathematics pedagogy practiced by the department.


Duties will include: (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics; (2) engaging in a program of scholarship and disseminating the results of this scholarly activity; (3) advising students; (4) serving on department and university committees; and (5) engaging in community service.


The position is tenure-track and will be at the Assistant Professor level, with salary dependent on qualifications and professional experience.

Application Procedure

To ensure full consideration, completed applications should be received by January 6, 2014. The position is open until filled.
An applicant must submit:
  • a letter of application;
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a personal statement of scholarly interest;
  • a personal statement of teaching philosophy and experience;
  • official transcripts of all college work (unofficial copies are accepted until invited for interview).
In addition, an applicant must arrange to have submitted three recent letters of recommendation (two of which address the applicantís teaching effectiveness).

Submit materials online at this website: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/5510

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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.

Criminal Background Check

This position may be designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Sacramento has made crime reporting statistics available online at http://www.csus.edu/aba/police/Documents/clery/2013cleryfinal.pdf. Reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sacramento State, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, during the last three years, are included. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other safety matters. Print copies are available in the Library, and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.


California State University, Sacramento • updated: November 14, 2013