San Jose State University

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Position Description

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San José State University invites applications for one full time tenure-track faculty position in Statistics/Data Science at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San José State University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees that prepare students to pursue continuing graduate study, to work in industry, and to teach in secondary schools or community colleges. Our department has faculty expertise in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science and Mathematics Education. We strive to teach our students to communicate statistical ideas effectively and to use basic computational skills, mathematical and statistical models, and technology to solve practical problems. The Department offers a variety of courses that serve students in other departments, notably engineering, science, and business, to help them use mathematics, statistics and quantitative analysis effectively in their chosen field. We also strive to teach well, maintain high standards for student performance, and keep our curriculum up-to-date. Our faculty are active in scholarship and research, and are highly involved in student research via the Center for Applied Mathematics, Computation and Statistics (CAMCOS) projects and graduate student theses. You can read more about us at

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics and San José State University value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. SJSU enrolls more than 36,000 students, many of whom are historically underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. The university’s commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni. As such, San José State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. We ask that all applicants include a Diversity Statement with their application package. A guide to writing this statement can be found at SJSU Diversity Statement Guidelines, along with information about how these statements will be evaluated.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree in Statistics or a closely related field completed by July 2023.
We seek applicants with demonstrated evidence/potential of excellence in teaching at the university level, outstanding research potential, and a commitment to department service.
A successful candidate will have expertise in an area of statistics or data science.  
Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a socially and economically diverse student population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience or interest in projects involving statistics or data science with business, industry, or government is desired, as we are looking for faculty who will help students find careers in business, industry, or government.

Key Responsibilities

The candidate is expected to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate statistics or data science courses in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, to maintain a program of scholarly activity, and to work on curriculum and program development.
The candidate is expected to supervise students on their research projects in both the department’s statistics and data science programs.
The candidate is expected to supervise student teams working on industrial research projects in the department’s Center for Applied Math, Computation, and Statistics (CAMCOS) program.
The candidate will participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committees and other service assignments.
The candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
Faculty shall organize all their classes within the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS).


Other Duties

Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, some faculty duties may lead to designation as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSAs are required to complete Clery Act training and to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution.

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