San Francisco State University, Department of Mathematics offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Mathematics (pure or applied) or Mathematics Education beginning August 7, 2024. We seek a colleague whose research and teaching interests include any field in mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics education or related field. Every potential applicant who may have doubts about their eligibility is encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment -- through their research, teaching, and service -- to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

We are seeking applicants with experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. This is part of a cohort hire focused on Black and Latinx/e student success. We are looking for teacher/scholars who have an established commitment to teaching, research and/or service in and with the Black and Latinx/e community. Candidates for this position are expected to satisfy two or more of the eight Black and Latinx/e Student Success Cohort Hire criteria:

1. Training in and knowledge of historical and present-day structural racism, and practice that engages that knowledge (practice may include teaching, research, and/or service).

2. Demonstrated knowledge of challenges and barriers for Black and Latinx/e students, and evidence of strategies employed to help students overcome such barriers.

3. Evidence of employing anti-racist teaching strategies that support the learning and success of Black and Latinx students.

4. Mentors and engages Black and Latinx/e students in research, scholarship, and creative activities.

5. Evidence of research that contributes to equity, opportunities, and inclusion in higher

6. Evidence of research that integrates understanding of and/or engages Black and Latinx/e communities’ challenges and structural realities.

7. Evidence of engaging in service to Black and Latinx/e populations within the discipline.

8. Evidence of service and contributions to Black and Latinx/e communities.

About the Department
The Department of Mathematics at San Francisco State University prides itself in its strong track record of excellence in research, teaching, and service. At the heart of all our efforts, we maintain a steadfast commitment to our diverse student population, 76% of whom are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, and 33% of whom are Black and/or Latinx/e. The efforts of our faculty have been recognized with 5 NSF CAREER Awards, 7 active NSF research grants, 4 other external grants, and 3 National MAA Teaching Awards. We have also received recognition for numerous programs that support Black, Indigenous, and Latinx math students, such as
BAMM, Noyce STAJES, SFSU-Colombia Combinatorics Initiative, MSRI-UP, and SF BUILD, among others.

Our department has a tradition of active collaborations between faculty across mathematics, math education, applied mathematics, and statistics, as well as numerous other departments at SFSU and beyond. We play an important role in the mathematical life of San Francisco, leading and participating in educational and outreach initiatives, and training a large percentage of the math teachers in the Bay Area. We believe that candidates interested in this position will find in our department a fertile, supportive, and impactful environment to carry out their work.

The Department of Mathematics serves the second-most students in the university, and is home to approximately 200 majors and 100 graduate students. We constantly work to improve our math courses and curriculum to better serve our diverse and talented student body, using equitable strategies supported by the math education literature. Our graduate program has a national reputation for the strength and diversity of its graduates, who go on to notable academic careers in research and teaching, become educational leaders, found and direct national programs for BIPOC students, and do innovative work in thriving industries.

San Francisco State University is best known for a long history of social justice activism, and is home to the country’s first College of Ethnic Studies. SFSU is one of the most diverse academic institutions in the country, with 6% Black, 37% Latinx, 27% Asian, 5% multiracial, and 18% White (non-Latinx) students. The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world.

SF State is a major public urban university, situated in one of the world’s great cities. Building on a century-long history of commitment to quality teaching and broad access to undergraduate and graduate education, the University offers comprehensive, rigorous, and integrated academic programs that require students to engage in open-minded inquiry and reflection. SF State prepares its students to become productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective.

San Francisco State University educates and equips students to thrive in a global society. We deliver academic excellence by pursuing knowledge, inspiring creativity, supporting our diverse community and advancing social justice and positive change in the world. Visit the Strategic Planning website to learn more.

The position requires developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, graduate and undergraduate teaching, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, curricular innovation, and ongoing committee and service assignments.

• Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics education or related field. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of employment.
• Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students.

The anticipated Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is:
$92,000 to $94,500 annually (12 monthly payments per academic year).
The anticipated hiring range is $7,667 to $7,875 per month.

Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work (https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/california_equal_pay_act.htm).

Professional development funds, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.

The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits.

A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To apply, please upload the following materials by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time of Sunday December 10, 2023:

1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required qualifications)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. A diversity statement that is no more than 500 words that provides an understanding of your capabilities to address diversity in support of SFSU’s diverse student and community populations. Please provide specific examples of how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and service
4. The AMS cover sheet
5. A research plan
6. A statement of teaching philosophy
7. A publication list, and
8. A list of external funding secured

The last two items are intended to duplicate parts of the CV. In addition, include names and contact information of four references who will provide upon request: three signed letters of recommendation on your research, and one signed letter of recommendation in regard to your teaching.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Eric Hsu, Department Chair at erichsu@sfsu.edu.

CSU strongly encourages 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 are encouraged to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to hr@campus.edu.

Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager. Additional information on the requirements for new hires may be found at the Human Resources web page (https://hr.sfsu.edu/about-hr ).

Advertised: October 04, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled


All applications must be submitted via SF State Careers: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/sf/en-us/job/532589/assistant-professor-mathematics-pure-or-applied-or-mathematics-education

Priority will be given to applications received before 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time of Sunday December 10, 2023.


The Department of Mathematics solicits applications from potential lecturers at any time according to the Lecturer Faculty Hiring Policy (see below). An MA in mathematics or statistics or equivalent is required.

Please apply through the official job ad at Page Up: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/sf/en-us/job/526779/lecturer-pool-mathematics-department-fall-2023-spring-2024 

Please keep in mind that due to collective bargaining, the department is required  to offer all work to existing lecturers first and thus there is not always work for new lecturer faculty. 


Lecturer Faculty Hiring Policy

Lecturer faculty will be evaluated on their subject-matter knowledge and teaching skill. The Department of Mathematics upholds the principles that university teachers are experts in their subject matter and that advanced mathematical knowledge informs and improves mathematics teaching at all levels. Equally important is teaching skill, the ability to engage students and lead them in the acquisition of their own mathematical knowledge. Candidates for lecturer faculty positions will be asked to supply a vitae and letters of recommendation regarding their subject-matter knowledge and their teaching ability. They will also be interviewed by the chair. Candidates may submit additional evidence such as past teaching evaluations, classroom observations and scholarly work. Subject-matter knowledge will be measured primarily by education and work experience including academic and applied work; teaching skill will be evaluated through letters of recommendation, the interview, and other information submitted by the candidate. The chair may contact references and past employers for additional information.

Continuing lecturer faculty will be evaluated through current vitae, San Francisco State University's standard teaching evaluation, faculty classroom visits, and meetings with the chair. The vitae should include mention of all professional activities the candidate wants considered as part of their evaluation, including scholarly activities, meetings attended and curriculum development. Lecturer faculty are required to administer the standard teaching evaluation in all their classes and will receive a written classroom evaluation from a tenured/tenure-track faculty member at least once a year. Current vitae, student evaluations, and the classroom visit report will be included in the lecturer faculty member's departmental personnel file. The chair will meet with each lecturer faculty member to review performance at least once annually. At the end of each academic year, the chair will prepare a written evaluation of each lecturer faculty member based on the current vitae, the student evaluations, classroom visits, and any other information that has been added to the lecturer faculty member's departmental personnel file.

Qualified graduate students are employed as Graduate Teaching Associates (GTAs) to teach mathematics courses or to serve as teaching assistants for calculus classes.

All student employees must be enrolled at least half time. Students on academic probation are not qualified for student employment. Student employees are not to exceed 20 hours per week of combined work for the university.

The chair solicits GTA applications through email in September (for the following Spring), February (for the following Fall), and for incoming graduate students, in May (for the following Fall).

Qualified undergraduate and graduate students are employed by the department to work as graders for individual mathematics instructors. Additional opportunities to tutor are available through the university's Tutoring and Acdemic Support Center (TASC).

All student employees must be enrolled at least half time. Students on academic probation are not qualified for student employment. Student employees are not to exceed 20 hours per week of combined work for the university.

Each semester the math department hires graders for its classes numbered 200 and above. They typically work between 15 and 60 total hours during the semester at a pay rate of $16.50/hr, paid monthly.

They should
- be responsible about completing work and paperwork on time and available to work for the whole semester
- be an undergraduate or graduate student currently in good standing at SFSU
- have received an A or B in the course to be graded, or equivalent

If you are interested in such a job, you should first offer your services as a grader directly to your past math instructors for whom you were an excellent student

The department also accepts applications to be placed in a general grader pool.  If you would like to apply to be in the grader pool, please fill out this short form:

If you were in the grader pool last semester, you should apply again because the set of classes you are now able to grade is hopefully larger.

Most graders are hired through direct selection by faculty and NOT the grader pool. (For data, in Fall 2021, 27 graders were hired. 2 of them came from the grader pool.)



Currently, all Student Assistant jobs have been filled.

Undergraduate and graduate students are employed as part-time office staff. Open positions will be listed on the Career Services & Leadership Development On-Campus Student Employment or Jobs page.

All student employees must be enrolled at least half time. Students on academic probation are not qualified for student employment. Student employees are not to exceed 20 hours per week of combined work for the university.