The Department of Mathematics and Statistics within the School of Science and Technology at Sonoma State University (SSU) is seeking a highly motivated teacher/scholar in statistics or statistics education. Exceptional candidates in other areas of mathematics and statistics may also be considered, for example those with experience in areas such as data analytics or biostatistics. The available tenure-track position is at the rank of assistant professor and requires a Ph.D. in statistics or a Ph.D. in mathematics with a Masters degree in statistics or its equivalent, or a Ph.D. in statistics education with a Masters degree in statistics or its equivalent, or a closely related field. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated record of excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching and be actively engaged in scholarly work.
The selected candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate statistics and/or mathematics courses as appropriate for their expertise. Examples could include statistics major courses, such as statistical programming and consulting, general education courses, calculus sequence courses, and mathematics major courses. The selected individual should be committed to teaching a diverse group of undergraduates, including groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination. This individual should demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve.
The total teaching assignment each semester is approximately 12 credit hours, with a reduced semester teaching load of approximately 9 credit hours a semester for the first two years. However, if successful in obtaining external funds, the successful candidate may teach fewer units. Faculty members in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics are also expected to participate in developing the Department’s curricula and to maintain a program of scholarship. In addition to teaching and scholarship, faculty are expected to engage in academic advising, to assist the department with program assessment, administrative and/or committee work, and to serve on campus-wide committees. Sonoma State is committed to the Teacher/Scholar model and places an emphasis on faculty support of undergraduate research. The selected individual will be committed to teaching a diverse group of undergraduates and supervising undergraduate research projects.
Applications received by November 27, 2017 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Electronic submission is required; see https://www.sonoma.edu/aa/fa/prospective/tenure-track.html for the full position announcement.
Sonoma State University offers an exceptional educational experience that fosters intellectual, cognitive, social, and personal growth. As the only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges in California, we are uniquely positioned to foster ethical exploration, civic engagement, social responsibility, and global awareness combined with a solid foundation in an academic discipline. We have a strong commitment to graduating students who have the ability to think critically and communicate effectively in an ever-changing world. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. SSU is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have: A Ph.D. in Statistics, Statistics Education, Mathematics, or other related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in statistics, or a Ph.D. in mathematics with a Masters degree in statistics or its equivalent, or a Ph.D. in statistics education with a Masters in statistics or its equivalent. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated record of excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching and be actively engaged in scholarly work. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is desired but not required.
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 9000 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. EO/AA Employer.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics emphasizes excellence in teaching, active learning pedagogies, and close interaction between faculty and students. There are no large lecture classes, and upper division classes are small. The Department of offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Mathematics, a B.S. degree in Statistics, and a B.A. degree in Applied Statistics.