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Assistant Professor - Mathematics - Statistics
California State University, Northridge in Northridge, California
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Date Posted May 26, 2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Department: Mathematics

Faculty Hire Number: 20-39

Rank: Assistant Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: August 19, 2020 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

CSUN’s Commitment to You:
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As both an AANAPISI & HSI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution & Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

For more information about the University, visit our website at: http://www.csun.edu

About the College:
For more information about the college of Science and Math, see: https://www.csun.edu/science-mathematics

About the Department:
For more information about the department, see:

The Department of Mathematics is in the final stages of developing a new option to the Master’s degree in statistics, scheduled to launch in the 2020-21 academic year. To support this program and the overall needs of the Department we invite applications for one tenure track Assistant Professorship in Statistics, to commence on August 19, 2020. Candidates must demonstrate an ability and commitment to teaching, mentoring, and working with a diverse student population. The Department of Mathematics is interested in candidates with evidence of strong research in any area of classical or modern statistics. Candidates must have a PhD before August 19, 2020 in Statistics or Biostatistics, or in Mathematics with a primary focus in statistics.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.


A successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research program, teach appropriate statistics and mathematics courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to service in the department and at the university. The Department strives to continue to increase the research activity of its faculty and students, so faculty are expected to support this mission by seeking external funding for their research.

Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin on 11/8/2019. Full consideration will be given to candidates whose application arrived by this time. However, the positions will remain open until filled. As part of the screening procedure application materials will be accessible to all tenured and tenure track faculty of the Department of Mathematics.

Applicants must submit their application materials on-line via www.mathjobs.org or by mail to the address below. Complete applications must include the following:
• the AMS standard cover sheet
• a cover letter
• a current curriculum vitae
• a short (no more than two pages) description of current and future research
• a short statement (no more than two pages) regarding the candidate’s teaching, in particular discussing (i) experience teaching courses in statistics and/or probability, if any, and (ii) the candidate’s ability to work with a diverse student population
• at least three, but no more than five, letters of recommendation. At least one letter should substantially address the teaching effectiveness and experience of the candidate.

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.
Written Inquiries should be addressed to:
Attn: Hiring Committee
Department of Mathematics
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8313
Email: hiring.math@csun.edu

General Information:
In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be 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. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Mathematics Department at (818) 677-2721.

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