Charter College of Education


Division of Curriculum and Instruction

Assistant Professor, PK-12 Mathematics Education

Starting Date:

August, 2022

Minimum Qualifications:

1) An earned doctorate in math education or in PK-12 Education (or a closely-related field) with a strong emphasis in mathematics from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed and awarded by the date of appointment (August 18, 2022).
2) A minimum of three years teaching experience at the elementary and/or secondary level as a practicing PK-12 educator and “teacher of record”.
3) Evidence of teaching math education at the university level (undergraduate and/or graduate level) from an equity and justice-oriented perspective (e.g., critical race studies, ethnic studies, trauma/healing informed pedagogies, culturally relevant/responsive or sustaining pedagogies).
4) Potential to develop and maintain a research and publishing agenda in math education in PK-12 teaching and/or research strategies from an equity and justice-oriented perspective (e.g., critical race studies, ethnic studies, trauma/healing informed pedagogies, culturally relevant/responsive or sustaining pedagogies)
5) Experience working with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally, linguistically and ethnically diverse urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Evidence of successful postsecondary teaching experience at the graduate level.
2) Evidence of experience supervising student teachers.
3) Evidence of successful online teaching experience and the use of technology to support teaching and learning.
4) Demonstrated expertise in areas related to equity and justice-oriented frameworks in mathematics courses
5) Experience teaching university level courses for pre-service and/or in-service teachers in mathematics courses such as algebra, statistics or calculus.
6) Evidence of K-12 classroom experience in urban settings.
7) Evidence of experience engaging in collaboration between a university and K-12 public schools.


The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community.  These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

The Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education will collaborate with faculty across the Charter College of Education and the University, teach mathematics education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels (in post- baccalaureate credential and Master’s levels), supervise and assist with field experiences and student teaching, ground teaching in supporting students as they prepare for state and national assessments (The California Subject Exam for Teachers (CSET), edTPA), maintain an active research agenda (including publications, professional presentations, and external grant proposals), model effective teaching practices, use instructional technology effectively, and participate in program development, accreditation and recruitment. Our program is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.


Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good.  We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.

Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County’s dynamic mix of populations.  The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation.  As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.  

The College:

The Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles is committed to preparing educators to transform urban public schools and related community service agencies. The College offers a coordinated transdisciplinary approach to the education of children and youth. Collaborating within the Charter College of Education and with public schools and various educational agencies in the greater Los Angeles area, faculty prepare professionals to become learner advocates who demonstrate competence in subject matter, professional knowledge and skills, and are dedicated to improving the educational environment for all children and youth.

The Department:

The Division of Curriculum and Instruction in the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles has offerings leading to multiple subject and single subject teaching credentials, including a Bachelor’s degree integrated with dual credentials (multiple subject, ed. specialist) and the bilingual authorization as well as several options leading to the Master of Arts Degree in Education. The courses in these offerings are designed to increase teaching effectiveness, to emphasize fundamentals of educational research with application to instructional leadership for planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum.

Required Documentation:

Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below:
1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
2) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university.
3) A curriculum vitae.
4) A list of three professional references.
5) A University Application for Employment Form

Finalists will be required to submit:
Official transcripts.

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Review of applications will begin December 6, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please email application materials in a single PDF to: Vanessa Limon, Administrative Support Coordinator, Division of Curriculum and Instruction; Phone: 323-343-4350; e-mail: [email protected].  Please type “Division of Curriculum and Instruction Tenure-Track Math Ed. Application” in the subject line.

Questions about the position can be directed to Ambika G. Raj, PhD, Chair of Search Committee at [email protected] or 323-343-4350.

Note: 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.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to [email protected].

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 the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA 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, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.