Department Of Mathematics and Statistics
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Sonoma State University’s beautiful 274-acre campus is located in Sonoma County wine country, an hour north of San Francisco. The campus offers the ideal setting for teaching and learning and access to a community of rich cultural, environmental, and recreational opportunities. Founded in 1960, Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University System. As members of the largest public higher educational system in the nation, we provide accessible, high-quality education to more than 6,000 students. Sonoma State University is proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the region and state.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Sonoma State University (SSU) is committed to providing students with a high-quality education in mathematics and statistics, while also fostering a culture of inclusivity, diversity, and equity. The department offers a range of undergraduate programs that emphasize both theoretical and applied mathematics, statistics and data analysis, and Secondary Teaching preparation. The faculty is composed of highly qualified individuals from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds who are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and expertise with students.
Majors in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics may pursue a B.S. or a B.A. degree in mathematics or statistics, including preparation for secondary teaching. Minors in mathematics and statistics are also offered. In addition, the Department provides important courses in the University’s general education program and courses that support other majors. The Department is very engaged with K-12 schools and teachers in Northern California, including extensive, grant-funded professional development activities.
The Department’s objectives include providing students with a broad, fundamental background in mathematics or statistics and their applications to prepare them to work in education or industry, conduct research, or pursue graduate study. The Department’s faculty values an active and collaborative teaching and learning environment.
The department also offers opportunities for undergraduate research, allowing students to work alongside faculty on research projects. This experience provides students with valuable skills and knowledge that are highly sought after by employers in a variety of industries.
In addition to the strong academic program, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at SSU is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. This commitment is reflected in the department's mission statement: “We invite and welcome students from all educational and cultural backgrounds to join us in creating an active, collaborative learning community that celebrates the complexity, beauty, and applicability of Mathematics and Statistics.” The faculty and staff are dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the department, including recruiting and retaining students and faculty from underrepresented groups, promoting inclusive teaching practices, and creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students.
Currently the department is engaged in a 5-year project promoting inclusive teaching practices and a welcoming and supportive environment for all students. The project is called Transformative Inclusion in Postsecondary STEM: Towards Justice (TIPS Towards Justice), and aims to increase the participation and success of Latinx students in STEM by transforming STEM department cultures to become truly “Hispanic-Serving” by addressing persistent marginalization and underrepresentation of Latinx students in STEM—a necessary step if the talents of a growing Latinx population are to benefit the country.
In summary, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at SSU offers an academic program that emphasizes both theoretical and applied mathematics, statistics and data analysis, and Secondary Teaching preparation. The faculty are highly experienced and dedicated professionals who are passionate about teaching and research. The department is also committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, making it an ideal program for students and faculty who value these principles.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to see the department’s web page at:
Duties of the Position
We are specifically interested in applicants capable of teaching a broad base of lower-division mathematics and/or statistics courses. This includes general education mathematics courses and other courses with diverse student populations. Those qualified to teach within all or several of these areas are especially encouraged to apply.
The Department places a high value on active student learning and writing across the curriculum. We are interested in candidates with experience or interest in integrating these types of pedagogy into their teaching. The Department is also committed to ending the historic underrepresentation in the mathematical sciences of some groups, and highly values additional contributions to this commitment.
To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have:
- Earned Master’s degree in either Mathematics, Statistics, or Mathematics Education or equivalent
- Currently working towards a Master’s degree in either Mathematics, Statistics, or Mathematics Education or equivalent
Demonstrate successful teaching at the university level, especially teaching geared towards a diverse group of students.
Rank and Salary
Full-time is 15-unit workload per semester. Actual salary is dependent upon number of units assigned, educational preparation, and availability of funds subject to any CSU system faculty contract salary increases.
- Selection as a candidate in the applicant pool, does not guarantee employment. Temporary Faculty appointments are made on a part-time, temporary basis and contingent upon department needs and funding.
- Temporary Faculty appointments are made on a semester-by-semester basis.
- Relocation expenses will not be provided for temporary faculty appointments.
- Expenses incurred to attend an interview for temporary faculty positions are not reimbursed by the University.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, go to jobs.sonoma.edu and click on the Staff & Faculty Career Opportunities link. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not previously applied, you will be prompted to create an account. You can use this account to apply to multiple positions. Once you have submitted the application, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. Please do not send materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email email@example.com.
- Application letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of Research Interests
- Teaching Philosophy
- Student Evaluations
- Contact Information for 3 References
Official transcripts are required at the time of hire.
Application procedures for temporary faculty already teaching in the department:
- Temporary Faculty with three-year contracts do not need to reapply.
- Temporary Faculty who had a paid appointment during the prior academic year with your department (either one or both semesters); this includes Lecturers on the Re-Employment list are not required to apply through the Recruitment Pool unless they would like to be evaluated to teach additional courses, not currently designated as qualified to teach.
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