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California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 4,100 full-and part-time faculty and staff members, and a diverse student body of 40,235 enrolled in Fall 2016. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 57 at the baccalaureate level and 52 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $21.4 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2015-16. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Tenure Track

The Department of Mathematics invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in statistics at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2019. California State University, Fullerton values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community through their teaching, research and service.

Applicants must have a solid theoretical and applied background in statistics.  Expertise in the areas of statistical learning and Big Data are highly desirable. The successful candidate will contribute to the statistics community at Cal State Fullerton through teaching, research, professional activities, and service. Teaching responsibilities will include a wide spectrum of theoretical and applied courses in statistics and probability, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching may also include courses in the mathematics curriculum, depending on background and interest of the applicant. Further responsibilities include conducting research resulting in publications in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, conducting faculty-student collaborative research, and advising students. A successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a transdisciplinary Center for Computational and Applied Mathematics and to contribute to the growth of the newly established Statistical Consulting Center within the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

A Ph.D. in statistics or related field must be completed by the appointment date.  Preference will be given to candidates who have:

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Mathematics Department
The Mathematics Department has 31 tenured or tenure-track faculty members and offers an undergraduate degree program with concentrations in statistics, actuarial science, pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and teaching mathematics. The department also offers the following degree programs: M.S. in Statistics, M.A. in Applied Mathematics, and M.A. in Teaching Mathematics. For more details, please visit the Mathematics Department webpage at

The Statistics Program
The statistics faculty research areas include Bayesian statistics, statistical computing, spatial statistics, experimental design, and survival analysis. Faculty are active in application areas of neuroscience, geology, biostatistics, psychometrics, epidemiology, bioengineering, and finance. The Center for Computational and Applied Mathematics provides high performance computing to support faculty research. The statistics undergraduate program includes courses in probability theory, stochastic processes, statistical modeling, and statistical learning. The M.S. in Statistics program serves the growing demand in the workforce for professionals with knowledge and training in data science and quantitative analysis. Moreover, the program prepares students interested in graduate studies at the Ph.D. level. The M.S. courses are conducted synchronously in-person and via two-way stream on the Internet.

The University and College
California State University, Fullerton is the second largest university in California serving 40,000 students from southern California and especially Orange County.  It is the largest of the 23 California State University campuses, the largest and most diverse university system in the country and one of the most affordable.  CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution.  It ranks fifth and ninth nationally in the number of baccalaureate degrees awarded to Hispanics and minority students, respectively.

“The College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics (CNSM) is dedicated to the principle that teaching and research are intricately mixed and that undergraduate research, when properly approached, is an integral part of teaching.  This fine balance between teaching and research is CNSM's greatest strength.  Through the combination of quality instruction, student involvement in research and strong academic advisement, CNSM provides its students with the best education possible.” (

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Rank & Salary
This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package includes: health/vision/dental plans, spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver, access to campus child care, and a defined retirement benefits through the state system along with tax sheltering opportunities.  For a detailed description of benefits, go to:

Appointment Date
August 12, 2019

Application Procedure
Candidates shall submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, at least three letters of reference, a teaching statement describing teaching experience and philosophy, and a research statement including areas of research interest and experience, including grant writing interest and experience. At least one letter of reference should address the candidate’s teaching qualification. Applicants must submit their materials through

In addition, please complete an Applicant Data Flow form via this link to the CSUF secured website: and enter the Job Control Number listed above.  Questions about the application process may be submitted to Renee Bennett at  Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Mori Jamshidian at

Application Deadline
All complete applications received by October 8, 2018 will receive full consideration.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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 Last Published 4/5/19