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Mathematics and Statistics, Assistant Professor

Apply now Job no: 518272
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Pomona
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Mathematics/Statistics, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Tenure Track Faculty Position

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

College of Science

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure track faculty ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position in the Mathematics and Statistics Department in an area related to the study and/or promotion of Mathematics Education.

Cal Poly Pomona is one of three polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system and among 12 such institutions nationwide. Since its founding in 1938, Cal Poly Pomona students have participated in an integrative experiential learning education that is inclusive, relevant, and values diverse perspectives and experiences. With a variety of degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, and professional disciplines, the university is well known for its learn-by-doing approach and Teacher Scholar Model

The university is noted for its scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, which was once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg. We acknowledge that Cal Poly Pomona resides on the territorial and homelands of the Tongva and Tataavium people who are the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar. The university’s nearly 30,000 students are taught and mentored by the campus’s more than 1,400 faculty as part of 54 Baccalaureate and 29 Master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in educational leadership. 

Highly regarded among its peer institutions, Cal Poly Pomona is No. 3 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of top public regional universities in the west and was named the No. 28 best value college in the nation by Money Magazine. Cal Poly Pomona, a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, stands as a national leader in promoting social mobility, and was placed among the 25 top institutions in the country in awarding bachelor’s degrees to minoritized students by Diverse Issues in Higher Education.  

The Cal Poly Pomona campus is located less than 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles at the intersection of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. It is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains and deserts. For additional information about the university, please visit www.cpp.edu, and for more about faculty life, please see YourLife@CPP.

Student Population.  California residents comprise the majority (96%) of applicants to undergraduate programs at Cal Poly Pomona – nearly half (49%) of new students were transfers in Fall 2020.  58% of Cal Poly Pomona students are first generation, 70% receive financial aid, and 44% qualify as Pell-eligible.  The university enrolls a diverse student body that identifies as 49% Latinx, 21% Asian, 15% White, 3% Black, 5% International, 3% two or more races, 3% unknown, and less than 1% Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander and less than 1% Native American Indigenous. 39% of the student body were STEM majors with the top enrolled programs including psychology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biology and computer science.

Inclusive Excellence Criteria.  We aspire to be the model inclusive polytechnic university in the nation. We have a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and to educational experiences that leverage the diverse perspectives and experiences needed to succeed and thrive in a diverse society. 

Tenure track faculty hires will demonstrate a commitment and record of contributions through their teaching, scholarship, or service to these inclusive excellence criteria (a minimum of two must be addressed in the Student Success Statement):

1. Integrates the values of equity and inclusivity into their teaching, scholarship and/or service contributions with diverse student populations;

2. Incorporates the contributions and struggles of historic ethnic minority groups and communities into their teaching, scholarly work, and/or service contributions;

3. Adopts teaching strategies that support the learning and success of students from diverse student populations;

4. Mentors and engages diverse student populations in discovery, scholarship, and creative activities;

5. Engages students in problem-based projects and learning that address the needs of diverse communities;

6. Possesses knowledge of challenges and barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline;

7. Mentors and assists diverse student populations interested in pursuing graduate education;

8. Engages in community-responsive action research or service with diverse student populations and communities;

9. Has experience in or demonstrates a commitment to adopting experiential learning activities and pedagogy with diverse student populations and communities; and

10. Has expertise in or demonstrated commitment to teaching, scholarship and/or service that contributes to access, diversity, and equal opportunity in higher education.

College of Science The College’s mission is to educate, mentor, and inspire students through scientific inquiry and hands-on learning. It offers 15 undergraduate degree programs and six Master’s degrees across seven academic departments that include: Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Kinesiology & Health Promotion, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy. Our Center for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (CEMaST) supports K-16 education locally and nationally to increase STEM success and participation for all. The College of Science has approximately 150 full-time faculty, 45 staff, and 4,600 active majors. Our commitment to the teacher-scholar model results in our college being the largest recipient of extramural grant funding on campus. We encourage a broad range of applicants who are committed to enhancing a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to an inclusive campus environment.

Department of Mathematics and Statistics: The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has over 30 full-time faculty and offers a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with two options: pure mathematics / secondary teaching and applied mathematics / statistics. We also offer a master’s program with four possible emphases: mathematics education, pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics. The department currently has over 500 major students, including over 80 graduate students, and serves over 5,000 students each semester.

The department has a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and recently founded a DEI committee to reflect on ways the department can better support all students, staff, and faculty. Cal Poly Pomona has a student body with diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and learning styles, and the Department is looking for faculty who can thrive and contribute meaningfully in this environment. Our majors reflect the diversity of the overall university student population, with over 50% from underrepresented groups, as well as approximately 40% first generation college students. We value faculty who can inspire students through their teaching and through mentorship in research. In particular, applicants with a commitment to diversity in higher education are encouraged to apply. 

Our department currently has 5 tenure-track faculty in mathematics education. These faculty teach courses for pre-service elementary and secondary teachers, as well as master’s level students. Our master’s degree emphasis for mathematics education caters to students interested in going into community college teaching and also serves local in-service secondary teachers interested in knowing more in the field; more recently, many students have shown increased interest in applying to PhD programs in mathematics education. There are opportunities to partner with local school districts through research projects and community work. Cal Poly Pomona has a California Math Project site, which provides support and professional development for K-12 teachers and administrators.

Position description:
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education. It is anticipated that the person in this position will teach courses in mathematics education and mathematics at the undergraduate and graduate level. It is also expected that the new faculty member will 1) engage in scholarly research and grant activity, 2) serve on department, college, and university committees, and 3) engage in professional development. They will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities, such as working with teachers and students in local schools, participating in research/grant work related to K-16 teaching and learning, advising master’s degree students, and developing curriculum. Teaching opportunities include courses for pre-service elementary, secondary, and post-secondary teachers; they may also teach lower and upper division mathematics courses.

Cal Poly Pomona has a student body with diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds as well as learning styles and is looking for faculty who can work successfully in this environment. In particular, applicants whose work incorporates a commitment to inclusive excellence and diversity in higher education are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Our excellent benefits program includes start-up funds, a reduced teaching load during the first two years, as well as a generous retirement and pension program.

Minimum requirements include: 

  • Terminal degree must be completed by the start date of the appointment:
    • EITHER a Doctorate degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, DA) in Mathematics Education, Statistics Education, STEM Education, or a closely related field,
      • AND a Master’s degree in Mathematics (or equivalent coursework),
    • OR a PhD in Mathematics or Statistics with significant (at least four years) demonstrated experience in research and teaching in mathematics education.
  • A commitment and a record of contributions to student success through applicant’s teaching, scholarship, or service.  This will be described in the Student Success Statement, which must address at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above. 

Preferred/Desired Qualifications: 

  • Commitment to equity, inclusion, and access for all students
  • Ability and desire to teach mathematics courses for future elementary teachers, future secondary teachers, or Master’s level coursework in mathematics education
  • K-12, college, or university teaching experience as well as evidence of, or potential for, excellence in university teaching
  • A focus on, or extensive experience in, K-16 mathematics education and/or pre-service teacher training
  • Evidence of, or potential for, conducting scholarly research activities in mathematics education and directing Master’s thesis students
  • Experience with, or potential for, working collaboratively with schools or community groups, particularly in diverse settings

Conditions of Employment:

The person offered this position is required to pass a background check.

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ . Questions regarding the policy may be sent to avpfa@cpp.edu.

Application Process:

A completed application will consist of

  • Cover letter (up to 2 pages, single spaced) in which you describe your interest in the position, relevant experience, and how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications;
  • A Student Success Statement (up to 2 pages, single-spaced) about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population.  Please address at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Teaching Philosophy statement (up to 2 pages, single-spaced);
  • Research Statement (up to 2 pages, single-spaced);
  • At least three letters of reference, at least one of which should specifically address teaching or potential to teach;
  • Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate; official transcripts for highest degree will be required of finalists prior to on-campus interviews) 

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than October 1, 2022.  

Please direct inquiries to mathstatsearch@cpp.edu. 

Applications accepted only via PageUp – online application portal - for University hires.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university 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 richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The university hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university prepares a public annual security report.

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