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Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education 2595

Recruitment Number: 2595

Position: Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

Effective Date: August 17, 2020 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in mathematics education; statistics education; related field (e.g., mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics) will be considered with background in educational research
  • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020
  • Demonstrated potential for effectiveness and excellence in university teaching
  • Demonstrated potential for published scholarship in mathematics education
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in mathematics or statistics or other relevant mathematics or statistics experience
  • Experience in teaching and mentoring students from underrepresented groups (e.g., experience teaching and mentoring diverse students, understanding of culturally-responsive pedagogy, pedagogical content knowledge related to needs of students from underrepresented groups)
  • Potential for collaborating with diverse urban K-12 school districts on grants and professional development activities
  • Potential for obtaining external funding for mathematics education projects
  • Potential for supervising students’ mathematics education research projects
  • Experience in scholarly communication in mathematics education, e.g., mathematics education conference presentations and publications
  • Potential for student teacher supervision

Duties:

  • Teach and develop undergraduate mathematics courses for future mathematics educators (including Mathematics Education majors and Liberal Studies majors) and other students in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Teach and develop graduate courses for educators enrolled in the Master of Science in Mathematics - Option in Mathematics Education for Secondary School Teachers program
  • Develop and maintain a program of scholarship in mathematics education resulting in publications and presentations
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students (e.g., academic advising, scholarly projects)
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community
  • Support K-16 professional development, and possibly seek external funding for such purposes

As a campus that serves a very diverse body of students, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics seeks tenure-line candidates who, through previous experience supporting diverse students or their own lived experience with marginalized identities, will be committed to the successful teaching and mentoring of all students.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

About our Department:

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics comprises 37 tenured/tenure-track faculty members across four disciplinary groups (pure, applied, statistics, mathematics education) who take pride in teaching at a university that ranks near the top for number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to minorities. The mathematics educators work closely, productively, and collegially with departmental colleagues on innovative curriculum development, education research, advising, and the preparation of mathematics teachers. Mathematics education faculty teach mathematics courses for pre-service K-12 teachers (including secondary mathematics credential candidates), mathematics education graduate students, mathematics majors, and broader audiences. Faculty members provide mentorship to new hires in research, pursuit of grants, teaching, services, and general adjustments to life as a faculty member. Mathematics Education faculty collaborate with colleagues across and beyond campus on impactful projects and grants. Some of our current and recent projects include: Mathematical Reasoning with Connections (MRWC) 12th grade mathematics course that helps open higher education STEM pathways for underrepresented students; Hispanic Opportunities for Graduate Access and Retention (HOGAR); Evidenced-based, Quality Professional Development in Algebra for Learners’ Success (EQALS); STEM Modules for Prospective Elementary Teachers; and the CSU Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative.

Mathematics education faculty enjoy productive relationships with local school districts. Among them, Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) is a large, diverse, urban district that is globally recognized for its excellence. The Long Beach College Promise is a partnership among LBUSD, Long Beach City College, the city of Long Beach, and CSULB that provides access and pathways for students from pre-K through college. Our faculty members have also worked with county-level agencies such as Los Angeles County Office of Education and served on Board of Directors of regional organizations such as Greater Los Angeles Math Council.

Long Beach is a vibrant, diverse community with beaches, walkable neighborhoods, proximity to world class museums, a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, and great weather. Go Beach!

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:
 

https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/careers/benefits/Documents/cfa-unit-3-benefits-summary.pdf

How to Apply - Required Documentation:

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit: http://www.csulb.edu/EquityDiversityStatement
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Research/Scholarly Interests Statement
  • Finalists will also be required to submit the following:
  1. A signed SC-1 form, and (http://web.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/personnel/forms/documents/SC-1FormJanuary2018.pdf)
  2. An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)
     

All application materials shall be submitted electronically at http://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/CSULB.

Requests for information should be addressed to

Dr. Tangan Gao, Chair
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-1001
(562) 985-4721; Tangan.Gao@csulb.edu

Application Deadline:

Review of applications to begin October 15, 2019  

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

Employment Requirements:

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.