Assistant Professor: Math Education


Assistant Professor: Math Education

Teacher Education

Location: San Diego, CA

Open Date: Jul 25, 2023


The School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University announces a full-time tenure-track position in Mathematics Education at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2024. We are looking for a colleague to join our collaborative group.

The School of Teacher Education, which is in the College of Education, offers elementary and secondary credential programs, master's degree programs, and doctoral degree programs. The College of Education is a vibrant community of scholarly engagement and professional practice where diversity, equity, and inclusion drive innovation across our teaching, learning, counseling, research, and community service endeavors. We draw on our strengths as a college within a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) uniquely positioned in the San Diego-Tijuana transborder region and ancestral land of the Kumeyaay Nation to effect educational and social change at local, regional, national, and international levels.

SDSU's Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE) provides a unique environment to encourage and support research collaboration among STEM Ed faculty in the College of Education and the College of Sciences. Faculty also have opportunities to participate in doctoral and master's programs in mathematics and science education and STEM leadership.


Candidate Requirements



  • Earned doctorate in mathematics education or closely related field;

  • Evidence of or potential for strong scholarship commensurate with experience;

  • Record of or commitment to effective teaching;

  • Commitment to social justice and equity for all learners;

  • PK-12 Teaching Experience (or extensive experience working with teachers and PK-12 students) in racially, culturally, linguistically, and/or economically diverse classrooms.

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria:

(a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline,

(b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline,

(c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students,

(d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research,

(e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group,

(f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities,

(g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or

(h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.

Please indicate in a separate diversity statement how you meet at least two (2) of these criteria. Additional guidance on our BIE program for applicants is here.

Candidate Preferences



  • Experience designing and providing programs, teacher professional development, or service opportunities;

  • Experience on research teams or with externally funded grants;

  • University teaching experience;

  • Experience in or openness to innovating aspects of teacher education, such as modes of delivery, international and binational contexts, and clinical practice;

  • Commitment to working in field-based, collaborative, culturally sustaining teacher education programs.


Application Instructions

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Applicants must apply via Interfolio at Candidates must submit all of the following:



  • Cover letter describing the candidate's experiences and strengths as they relate to the position announcement (maximum 750 words),

  • Diversity statement that includes how the candidate meets at least two (2) of the Building on Inclusive Excellence criteria (maximum of 500 words),

  • Curriculum vitae, and

  • Three letters of recommendation.

For full consideration, please apply by October 16, 2023. Application review will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 2024.

For further information or questions about your candidacy for the position, contact search chair Dr. Lisa Lamb,

The minimum salary for this position is based on the current CSU salary schedule for Assistant Professors and may be revised based on contract collective bargaining. The anticipated salary range is from $80,000-$87,000. Salary placement will be based on the selected candidate s qualifications and experience, and salaries higher than the published maximums may be offered in limited circumstances. San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For benefits information, click here.

As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable OneSDSU community, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide at the time of application authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and not considered.

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

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 as a condition of employment.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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