Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education

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California State University, Long Beach

Job Number: 531271 

Position: Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education 

Effective Date: August 19, 2024 (Fall Semester) 

Salary: The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary is $5,405 to $11,994 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year). The anticipated salary for this position is between $7,000 and $7,800 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year) depending on prior experience. Salary offered is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin October, 17. 2023. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled) 


College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics  

Department of Mathematics and Statistics  


Required Qualifications:         

  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in mathematics education; statistics education; or related field (e.g., mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics) with background in education research. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2024. 
  • Demonstrated potential for effectiveness and excellence in teaching in higher education that reflects an understanding of the impacts of race, ethnicity, and other identities on the lives and experiences of students 
  • Demonstrated potential for published scholarship in mathematics education 
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population 


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has need for faculty with interests in K-8 mathematics teacher preparation, K-16 statistics or data science education, and programmatic changes in response to California State University system and California educational initiatives. 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in mathematics or statistics or other relevant mathematics or statistics experience in addition to an earned doctorate degree(s) 
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body (e.g. experience teaching and mentoring students from underrepresented groups, understanding of culturally responsive pedagogy, pedagogical content knowledge related to the needs of students from underrepresented groups) 
  • A record of effectiveness and excellence in teaching in higher education that reflects an understanding of the impacts of race, ethnicity, and other identities on the lives and experiences of students 
  • Potential to teach and engage in research within any subdiscipline(s) of mathematics education;  
  • Potential for partnering with diverse urban K-12 school districts and/or other diverse educational contexts on grants and professional development activities 
  • Potential for obtaining external funding for mathematics education projects 
  • Experience in scholarly communication in mathematics education (e.g., mathematics education conference presentations and publications) 
  • Potential for supervising students’ mathematics education research projects 
  • A record of contribution to service (e.g., committee work, engagement with efforts to include equity and inclusion) within the university or a relevant disciplinary context (e.g., education, mathematics education) 



  • Teach and develop equitable undergraduate mathematics courses for future mathematics educators (including Mathematics Education majors and Liberal Studies majors) and other students in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof). In 2024-25, the department anticipates that the norm mode of instruction will be face-to-face. 
  • Teach and develop graduate courses for educators enrolled in the Master of Science in Mathematics – Option in Mathematics Education for Secondary School Teachers program (Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof). In 2024-25, the department anticipates that the norm mode of instruction will be face-to-face. 
  • Contribute to departmental, university, and CSU efforts to develop and support K-12 diverse mathematics teachers  
  • Advise undergraduate and/or graduate students (e.g., academic advising, scholarly projects) 
  • May supervise student teachers 
  • Support department and university initiatives to improve graduation and passing rates, including developing and improving curriculum 
  • Engage in impactful mathematics education creative and scholarly activity (e.g., publications, presentations) that affords research opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students 
  • Seek grant funds to support both mathematics education research and professional development of in-service preK-12 mathematics teachers and/or CSULB faculty 
  • Participate in service at all levels of the university and in the greater mathematics education community 


CSULB is a large public institution (~39,300 students) and is designated as both a Hispanic-Serving and Minority-Serving Institution. As a campus that serves a very diverse body of students, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics welcomes applications from tenure-line candidates who, through previous experience supporting diverse students or their own lived experience with marginalized identities, will be committed to the successful teaching and mentoring of all students.  


CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB 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 a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 


About Our Department: 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics comprises 38 tenured/tenure-track faculty members across four collaborative disciplinary groups (theoretical math, applied math, statistics, math education) who take pride in teaching at a university that ranks near the top for number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to students of color. The mathematics educators work closely, productively, and collegially with departmental colleagues on innovative curriculum development, education research, advising, and the preparation of mathematics teachers. Mathematics education faculty teach mathematics courses for pre-service K-12 teachers (including secondary mathematics credential candidates), mathematics education graduate students, mathematics majors, and broader audiences. Faculty members provide mentorship to new hires in research, pursuit of grants, teaching, service, and general adjustments to life as a faculty member. Mathematics Education faculty collaborate with colleagues across and beyond campus on impactful projects and grants. Some of our current and recent projects include: Developing and Strengthening Partnerships to Support Teacher Recruitment and Retention; The Long Beach Data Science Learning Community; The Southern California Data Science Consortium; Mathematical Reasoning with Connections (MRWC) 12th grade mathematics course that helps open higher education STEM pathways for underrepresented students; Hispanic Opportunities for Graduate Access and Retention (HOGAR); STEM Modules for Prospective Elementary Teachers; and the CSU Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative; Expanding Students’ Affect, Understandings, and Perceptions of Relevance Through Realistic Tasks in Calculus. 


Mathematics education faculty enjoy productive relationships with local school districts. Among them, Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) is a large, diverse, urban district that is globally recognized for its excellence. The Long Beach College Promise is a partnership among LBUSD, Long Beach City College, the city of Long Beach, and CSULB that provides access and pathways for students from pre-K through college. Our faculty members have also worked with county-level agencies such as Los Angeles County Office of Education and served on Board of Directors of regional organizations such as Greater Los Angeles Math Council. 


Long Beach is a vibrant, diverse community with beaches, walkable neighborhoods, proximity to world class museums, a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, and great weather. Go Beach


Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here: CSU Employee Benefits 


How to Apply - Required Documentation:                            

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:  
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications  
  • CV  
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the semi-finalist stage) 
  • Copy of graduate/post-baccalaureate transcripts 
  • Research/Scholarly Interests Statement (maximum two pages, single spaced) 
  • Teaching Statement that addresses your ability to effectively teach, mentor, and support our diverse undergraduate and graduate students (maximum two pages, single spaced) 
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available) 


How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application 


Requests for information should be addressed to 


Dr. Will Murray, Chair 

Department of Mathematics and Statistics  

California State University, Long Beach 

1250 Bellflower Boulevard 

Long Beach, CA 90840-1001 


(562) 985-4721 or E-Mail:    



Employment Requirements: 

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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. 


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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment. 


CSU Vaccination Policy:
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 and questions may be sent to 

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Review of Applicants Begins: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Contact Name: 
Dr. Will Murray, Chair
Contact Email: