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New Search: Three Tenure-track Assistant Professor Positions.


Preference will be given to candidates in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, and Number Theory, but qualified applicants in other fields of Mathematical Sciences will be considered.  Candidates are expected to have demonstrated excellence in teaching and have strong research potential, normally including research publication beyond the doctoral dissertation. Duties include teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, mathematical research, and service.  

The University:

California State University, Northridge has completed a major physical transformation, initiated a period of faculty hiring, and made significant progress in fundraising efforts.  Located in one of the most attractive parts of the San Fernando Valley, approximately 25 miles northwest of centralLos Angeles,Cal State Northridge is a comprehensive university, which through nine colleges offers 62 undergraduate degrees, 49 graduate degrees, and 53 teaching credential programs. The student body of approximately 33,000 reflects the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of the region. Approximately 4,000 faculty and staff support the students. The university, with a diverse largely non-residential, transfer, and adult student body, is strongly committed to its regional mission with many of its students, faculty, and staff active in using knowledge, research, and scholarship to support the community. 

The Department:

While teaching is of primary importance in the CSU system, there is a strong emphasis on research in the CSUN Mathematics Department.  Some of our faculty have or have had NSF, NSA, or ONR support for their research as well as from local companies such as Medtronic and IRIS.  Many of our faculty have active collaborations with mathematicians from around the world, attend conferences frequently, and publish regularly in reputed journals.  In addition, where possible, many of our faculty engage our undergraduate and masters students in research projects of varying degrees of difficulty: at the highest end of the spectrum, some of our faculty have had joint research publications with their students.

 Our graduate program offers a master’s degree that for some students is a terminal degree preparing them for technically skilled jobs and for community college teaching positions.  For others, the master’s degree is a stepping-stone to the Ph.D., since our courses teach the same material as beginning Ph.D.-level courses. For instance, we offer Galois Theory, Measure Theory, Calculus on Manifolds, Introduction to Functional Analysis, and Introduction to Partial Differential Equations, and in our Applied Mathematics option, graduate level courses in Statistics, Numerical methods for PDE’s, and Optimization.

 At the undergraduate level, we offer a BS in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, in addition to an option for secondary teachers. In the past three years, we have graduated 21 students in Applied Mathematics and 14 in Statistics.

 We also have been successful in obtaining training and mentoring grants from NSF. We received a nearly $1.9 million grant from the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences. Our PUMP (Preparing Undergraduates through mentoring towards PhDs) project is funded by the MCTP, a component of the Enhancing the Mathematical Sciences Workforce in the 21st Century (EMSW21) program.  For more information visit 

 The Department also has a NSF GK-12 program, which pays the generous stipend of $30,000 to graduate students, and an International Research Experiences program for students, run as an international REU site in Brazil

Salary/Benefits: Salary is dependent upon qualifications.  Start-ups funds are competitive. The university offers excellent fringe benefits.

Effective Date of Appointment: August 2007

Applications: Letter of application (preferably the standardized AMS Cover Sheet), a resume, and four letters of reference (at least one of which addresses teaching), should be sent to:

Search Committee,

Department of Mathematics

California State University, Northridge

Northridge, California 91330-8313

The process of reviewing applications will start on January 08, 2007, and will continue until the positions are filled.


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