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Assistant Professor of Pure Mathematics 2610

Recruitment Number:  2610

Position: Assistant Professor of Pure Mathematics

Effective Date: August 17, 2020 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Required Qualifications:       

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics or closely related field
  • 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
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful teaching experience at the college level
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching undergraduate pure mathematics courses in diverse classrooms
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching graduate analysis courses
  • Experience teaching and mentoring students from underrepresented groups (e.g., understanding of culturally responsive pedagogy, pedagogical content knowledge related to needs of students from underrepresented groups)
  • Successful research experience at the post-doctoral level with a record of research publications in mathematics
  • Potential for obtaining external funding for mathematics research projects, especially those involving students


  • Teach and develop undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses; periodically teach late afternoon or evening graduate level courses
  • Develop and maintain a research program in mathematics which leads to publications in refereed journals
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students (e.g., academic advising, scholarly projects)
  • Participate in departmental activities and initiatives
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community

As a campus that serves a very diverse body of students, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics welcomes applications from 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. We are actively involved with community outreach through our training and placement of future teachers, organization of contests like ARML and our very own Math Day at the Beach, and other activities. Department faculty members work closely, productively, and collegially with departmental colleagues on innovative curriculum development, research, and advising. Faculty teach mathematics courses for undergraduate mathematics majors, mathematics graduate students, and broader audiences. Faculty members provide mentorship to new hires in research, pursuit of grants, teaching, service, and general adjustments to life as a faculty member.

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 the excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:


How to Apply - Required Documentation:                          

  • 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:
  • Cover 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
  3. An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

Please submit all application materials electronically at


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 or


Application Deadline:     

Review of applications to begin November 1, 2019

Position open 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.