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Department of Mathematics - Discrete Mathematics, Assistant Professor

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Mathematics/Statistics, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

 

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB’s commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB’s ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.

JOB SUMMARY

The Department of Mathematics at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Discrete Mathematics at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 15, 2022.  The successful candidate will contribute to our campus community through teaching, research, professional activities and service. Our department seeks faculty with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and master's levels, including familiarity with evidence-based effective practices for teaching mathematics, as well as the potential to foster faculty-student collaborative research. In addition, we seek candidates with the potential to engage in a robust research agenda. Opportunities exist for collaboration within our campus community, and our proximity to a variety of other academic institutions offers the opportunity for cross-institution collaborations. 

TYPICAL ACTIVITIES

Teaching responsibilities will include courses in mathematics at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses required in the Mathematics major and courses serving Computer Science and related programs. Further responsibilities include student advising, mentoring student research at the undergraduate and graduate levels, developing a robust research agenda resulting in high-quality peer-reviewed publications, and providing leadership in course development and service that will advance scholarly excellence in mathematics and promote inclusive equity-based instruction.  
 
Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Ph.D. in Mathematics in the area of discrete mathematics or a related field is required by time of appointment.  
  • Experience teaching mathematics, as a teaching assistant, as an instructor of record or in another capacity, is required.  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated interest and ability to teach a variety of undergraduate mathematics courses  
  • Demonstrated interest in undergraduate and graduate education in mathematics 
  • Research productivity and/or promise in the area of discrete mathematics or a related field 
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience mentoring undergraduate student research  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective pedagogical practices in mathematics  
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to develop new courses and curricula  

Evidence of scholarly activity, publication, and innovation is valued. Evidence of exemplary graduate-level teaching and leadership experience at program level is preferred and should be noted in application.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

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.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with CSUSB. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: CSUSB cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that CSUSB has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to CSUSB or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, CSUSB is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Mathematics is one of nine departments within the College of Natural Sciences at CSUSB. We offer four bachelor degrees and a masters degree, as well as a minor in mathematics, a Certificate in Introductory Actuarial Mathematics, and a Subject Matter Authorization.

Our CSUSB mathematical community is known for being warm, welcoming, and supportive.   Our classes are relatively small, especially at the upper division level.  This helps promote great interaction between students and instructors and helps develop a strong sense of community.  Most of our students are the first in their families to go to college. The majority of our students are from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM disciplines. CSUSB is nationally recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and we are one of the top mathematics departments in graduating Hispanic students.

To find out more about the Department of Mathematics, please visit https://www.csusb.edu/mathematics.

For more information regarding the position, please contact:

Recruitment Chair:

Dr. Jeremy Aikin

909-537-5361

jaikin@csusb.edu

 

Administrative Support Coordinator

Leeanne Richardson 

909-537-5361

LHartson@csusb.edu

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit

  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Cover Letter that includes a statement describing your qualifications for and interest in this specific position at CSUSB  
  3. A statement of your teaching philosophy. If available, you may include evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.
  4. A statement of your research experience and goals. 
  5. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
  6. Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation. Confidential letters of recommendation may be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.  At least one letter of recommendation should address your teaching qualifications. 
  7. Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

Formal review of applications will begin October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply by using this CSU Recruit Hyperlink At: 

https://secure.dc4.pageuppeople.com/apply/873/gateway/Default.aspx?c=apply&sJobIDs=501367&SourceTypeID=803&sLanguage=en-us&lApplicationSubSourceID=11243

Salary is commensurate with experience.

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.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:
https://www.csusb.edu/human-resources/current-employees/employee-relations/conflict-interest

 

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