Fall 2024 (August 2024)
Fresno State invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Mathematics beginning in Fall 2024 at the Assistant Professor rank. A Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, or a closely related field, with a strong background in mathematics, is required (ABD candidates will be considered). The successful candidate will: (1) teach, supervise and advise undergraduate (B.S.), graduate (M.S.), and credential students; (2) conduct research/scholarly activities (that lead to grants, presentations, and publications); and, (3) engage in service to the University and the community. Depending on departmental needs and the candidate’s expertise, his/her teaching responsibilities will include mathematics and credential courses for (mainly) pre-service K-12 teachers in the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and the Liberal Studies programs. Instruction and project advising of students in the Master of Science in Mathematics program is also expected. The typical instructional workload is 12 weighted teaching units per semester. In the first two years, new tenure track faculty receive a reduced teaching load to allow new faculty start-up time for teaching, research, and other professional development efforts. Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.
Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):
- An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Mathematics Education and
- Master’s degree in Mathematics or equivalent coursework.
- Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; however, for appointment, the doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2024
- Potential for successful teaching at Fresno State, as required by the position description. This can be demonstrated by, for example (1) previous experience teaching mathematics courses at the PreK-12, undergraduate, or graduate levels, and/or (2) by discussing curriculum/teaching plans that would fit our institution and the position. Candidates should use their teaching statement to demonstrate that they have this required qualification.
- Evidence of ability to conduct successful research related to mathematics education. This can be demonstrated by, for example, (1) previous publications record, and/or (2) having a research plan for the next few years. Candidates should use their research statement to demonstrate that they have this required qualification.
- Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Please tell us, at least, (1) how you think you would fit in a diverse environment, like Fresno State’s, and (2) what plans (and/or previous experience) you have in engaging students from typically underrepresented groups. Candidates should use their diversity statement to demonstrate that they have this required qualification.
- Successful teaching in mathematics with experience infusing pedagogy and best practices.
- Successful teaching or supervising in a credential program setting
- Ability to teach master’s level courses on cognition in mathematics, research methods in mathematics education, and quantitative research practicum.
- Publication record in mathematics education commensurate with experience and/or involvement in research related to PreK-16 mathematics teaching or learning.
- Potential to successfully obtain external funding.
- Potential for active involvement in community-based outreach related to mathematics. For example, Fresno State’s Math Circles, the Science and Mathematics Education Center (an interdisciplinary center that conducts outreach, research, and programs related to K-16 science and mathematics education), etc.
Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by October 1, 2023; review of applications will begin on October 2, 2023, and may continue until the position is filled. This position automatically closes on October 2, 2023. Note: All positions at Fresno State are subject to funding availability.
Attach the following:
- Letter of interest or cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications
- Current curriculum vitae that includes at least three professional/academic references with their contact information
- Teaching statement/philosophy
- Research Statement
- Statement addressing your commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds (that is, a diversity statement).
- Unofficial transcripts for Ph.D. and Masters or graduate coursework.
Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit by mail/e-mail within the designated deadline. The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items:
- Three current letters of recommendation (dated within 12 months)
- Official transcripts