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Assistant Professor, Mathematics
California State University San Marcos in San Marcos, California
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Date Posted January 13, 2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Department of Mathematics at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor is possible for exceptionally qualified candidates. Expected starting date will be August 25, 2020. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a strong interest in teaching developmental, introductory, and service courses in mathematics, as the candidate will be expected to collaborate in and, over time, provide leadership in supervision of departmental curriculum in these areas. We seek candidates with the potential to engage in a robust research agenda in mathematics (the fields of analysis or geometry/topology are preferred) or mathematics education.

CSUSM is located on a beautiful 304-acre hillside 15 miles east of the ocean and in San Diego County, an area known for its growing technology, defense, and cyber industry. Providing access to a high-quality education and educating the work force for local industry are the core of CSUSM’s purpose. Only thirty years old, CSUSM is in the midst of change which involves the excitement and challenges of an expanding student body and faculty, new buildings and infrastructure, new courses, and new academic programs (e.g., engineering). The College of Science and Mathematics is ten years old. Our campus embraces twenty-first century 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 enriching, enhancing, and supporting STEM education.


  • Ph.D. in the mathematical sciences

  • Evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level

  • Demonstrated interest and experience in teaching developmental, introductory, and service courses in mathematics

  • Interest in curriculum innovation relating to developmental, introductory, and service courses in mathematics

  • Interest in managing and mentoring graduate students and lecturers in their teaching duties

  • Ability to teach courses in mathematics ranging from developmental through advanced level courses

  • Publications in scholarly journals

  • Ability to sustain an active research program in mathematics or mathematics education

  • Ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, service and a commitment to working in an inclusive environment


  • Postdoctoral experience

  • Scholarly interests that will enhance existing program strengths

  • Experience in grant writing and/or implementation

  • Interest and experience in supervising/coordinating department curriculum in mathematics

  • Ability to supervise projects with mathematics majors

  • Demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service


  • Teaching, assessment, and improvement of developmental, introductory, and service courses in mathematics.

  • Management and mentoring of graduate students and lecturers who teach developmental, introductory, and service courses.

  • 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.

APPLICATION: Applications will be reviewed starting January 20, 2020. The search will remain open until the position is filled; however, all application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by January 19, 2020 to be assured full consideration.

The application package must include:

  • A letter of interest,

  • Faculty Application found at http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities/applicationforms.html

  • A statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages), to include teaching interests and experience, and the candidate’s thinking on how to increase success of students in developmental, introductory and service courses in mathematics.

  • A description of research accomplishments and future research goals (1-4 pages)

  • A curriculum vitae that notes teaching experience and publications

  • Four signed letters of recommendation (one specifically addressing teaching), to be submitted electronically per instructions found at https://csm.submittable.com/submit.

Applications will only be accepted at https://csm.submittable.com/submit.

Anticipated start date is August 25, 2020. Please visit our website https://www.csusm.edu/math for more information about our department. Questions or requests for information should be sent by email to lcollins@csusm.edu .

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