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SDSU Math Education Faculty Postion Opening

Assistant Professor of Mathematics at San Diego State University

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at SDSU invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level in mathematics education. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education or a closely related field and should have a solid background in mathematics and mathematics education, strong potential for research, experience or interest in working with faculty, staff, and students in a mathematics learning and tutoring center, and plans for extramural funding. The area of research is construed broadly in undergraduate mathematics education with a focus on the first-year experience in mathematics and programs designed to support student success. 

The new hire will also serve as the Associate Director of the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center (MSLC). The Associate Director will support the Director of the MSLC, with primary responsibility for non-STEM and entry level mathematics courses. The Associate Director will work closely with the Director to hire, train and supervise tutors, and promote the services of the center to the wider campus audience. The new hire is also expected to develop an active relationship with members of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics as well as with faculty from the College of Sciences and College of Education in the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE,

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.                                           

This position may also be eligible for the SDSU Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) hiring program that creates additional faculty lines for candidates who meet two or more of the criteria listed in To be considered for one of these additional BIE hires, candidates should identify in their letter of application how they meet two or more of the criteria.

Applicants should apply via Review of applications will begin April 27, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  Incomplete applications are not guaranteed full consideration. Please direct any questions to the Search Committee Chair, Chris Rasmussen, at The appointment will start in Fall 2018.

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.

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.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.