Job Opportunities in Mathematics

Mathematics - Tenure Track Position, 2015-16

Full-time, academic year, tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2015. Assistant Professor appointment is anticipated; higher levels will be considered. Excellence in teaching, an active program in research/professional development, and some departmental service are expected. Successful candidates must be committed to quality undergraduate education and be able to supervise research projects involving undergraduates.

Candidates whose research areas are compatible and complementary with existing groups of active faculty are especially encouraged to apply. These areas include commutative algebra; number theory; algebraic, differential, and complex geometry; topology; geometric group theory; combinatorics; operator theory; geometric analysis; and non-standard analysis.

Required Qualifications/Specialized Skills:

Doctorate in mathematics. 

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

Preferred areas include commutative algebra; number theory; algebraic, differential, and complex geometry; topology; geometric group theory; combinatorics; operator theory; geometric analysis; and non-standard analysis. Experience teaching mathematics at the collegiate level. 

For details, qualifications and application instructions (online faculty application required), visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and refer to requisition #103201. Please attach a cover letter, resume, statement of research interests and professional goals, statement of teaching philosophy, and unofficial transcripts. These documents will not be accepted in hard copy format. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing application. Review of complete applications with supporting documents will begin 12/05/2014.


Part-Time Lecturer Pool, 2014-15

Appointments from the Part-Time Lecturer Pool are temporary and often made just prior to the start of the academic term so applicants must be available on very short notice. The Mathematics Department within the College of Science and Mathematics at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, is seeking applications for a pool of part-time lecturers with positions available as determined by need during the 2014-15 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching lower division mathematics courses.

Required Qualifications/Specialized Skills:

Applicants must have a Masters degree in mathematics or closely related discipline, such as science or engineering.

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

Experience teaching mathematics at the collegiate level.

To apply, please visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG, complete a required online faculty application and apply to requisition #103199. Please attach to your application the following in PDF format: cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae (with teaching experience), unofficial transcripts (acceptable initially) and CSU courses previously taught (if applicable). Please be prepared to provide names and email addresses of three professional references when completing your application. If you have any questions or problems, please contact the recruiting department at: (805) 756-1227. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. REVIEW BEGIN DATE: May 23, 2014.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. EEO.


Contact Information

For questions, please contact the Mathematics Department at (805) 756-1227 or email

The Department

The Mathematics Department offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate mathematics courses. There are approximately 150 sections of math classes each quarter with an average lower-division enrollment of 35 per class. The faculty consists of approximately 30 permanent faculty, 15 temporary (both full-time and part-time), and 15 graduate teaching associates. The Mathematics Department does not offer any courses in statistics or computer science. Applicants interested in part-time teaching in those areas should contact the Statistics Department or the Computer Science Department.

The University

Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. It is part of the 23-campus California State University system and is noted for its programs in the sciences and engineering. The University has a student enrollment of approximately 18,700 students in Undergraduate and Masters Degree programs and employs more than 2,600 faculty and staff members.

Founded in 1901, the campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. University families live in San Luis Obispo and nearby communities both on the coast and inland.