First-Year Math Coordinator

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Mathematics/Statistics, Temporary, Full Time

College: College of Natural and Social Sciences

Position Title: First-Year Math Coordinator

12-Month Instructional Faculty – Full-Time Temporary Lecturer

Position Details:

The College of Natural and Social Sciences at Cal State LA is seeking applications for the position of First-Year Math Coordinator. This is a one-year appointment. Appointments may be renewed based on department needs, funding, and performance.

The successful applicant will coordinate first-year math courses (with an emphasis on pre-calculus and statistics). This will entail providing significant assistance in the development and delivery of all general education courses offered by the Mathematics Department. The successful coordinator will be able to foster an inclusive and engaging classroom experience for all students. And they will be successful in creating an inclusive and engaging teaching experience for the faculty. The successful candidate will be expected to influence the academic advancement of Cal State LA’s students, many of whom are first-generation and minority students.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MA/MS degree or equivalent in mathematics or a closely related discipline (such as applied mathematics) from an accredited university. In special circumstances, applicants with MA/MS degrees in other fields may be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience with assessment and the development of ongoing assessment plans for continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating engaging and inclusive learning experiences for first-generation students.
  • Demonstrated efforts towards closing student success equity gaps for Pell-eligible and/or students of color.
  • Experience teaching first-year math.
  • Experience coordinating courses and/or relevant experience leading and facilitating groups of faculty in the areas of curriculum development and pedagogy
  • Demonstrated participation in professional faculty development focused on teaching and learning, such as workshops and certifications offered by ACUE, campus centers for effective teaching and learning, NCFDD, inclusive teaching, facilitation certifications, etc.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the literature on learning sciences, including adult motivation to learn.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build a supportive and nurturing community of faculty to set and achieve common goals.
  • Ability to motivate faculty to work in teams; ability to support faculty in motivating students.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster growth mindset among faculty and students
  • Applicants should have the ability to relate well to others within the academic environment and demonstrated ability and/or interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment. Demonstrated experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to those with experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment.  Preference will also be given to those with relevant work experience and training.

Additional experience and skills relevant to general education mathematics course coordination. This includes facilitation training or experience leading a faculty learning community.

Appropriate doctoral or terminal degree.


The coordinating responsibilities broadly fall into the following three categories:

• Coordination of courses: Overseeing the creation of common final exams/midterms and coordinating their grading; maintaining a common course structure (LMS, online homework, syllabus, pacing guide, assigned textbook exercises, etc.); coordinating and communicating with the department chair and curriculum committee as well as with other departments and campus offices (e.g., university support services) as needed.

• Instructor training and development: Developing and implementing instructor training in coordination with Cal State LA’s Center for Effective Teaching and Learning; providing support and constructive suggestions and ideas for continuous improvement, both to individual faculty, including TA’s, and to the team as a whole.

• Assessment and Curriculum: Conducting regular assessment of these courses in terms of tracking and analyzing collected data (pass rates on exams, course grades, etc.) and suggesting modifications to the course and/or instructor training based on the assessment.


The coordinator will not be responsible for course scheduling and staffing, or for instructor evaluation.  The coordinator will work closely with the department chair. The coordinator will not be the supervisor of the course instructors.


Initial Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The salary schedule information for the faculty lecturer: 12-month Classification is available based on the following ranges: (per salary schedule 7/1/2022)

Lecturer A/2 Full-time equivalent Salary Range: $5,168 - $6,946
Lecturer B/3 Full-time equivalent Salary Range: $6,190 - $13,797
Lecturer C/4 Full-time equivalent Salary Range: $7,102 - $15,145
Lecturer D/5 Full-time equivalent Salary Range: $8,964 - $15,864

The anticipated monthly hiring range is generally at or near the minimum of the appropriate range, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Most new faculty lecturers are hired at the Lecturer A or B rank.

Full time 12-month lecturer is required to work 40 hours per week Monday to Friday and occasionally on the weekend.  The 12-month lecturer is represented under Unit 3 of the California Faculty Association {CFA). Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans; generous paid leave (two days vacation credit for each qualifying month of service, one personal holiday per year, and one day of sick leave credit for each qualifying month of service); and membership in CALPERS, the largest retirement system in the country. 12-month lecturer must demonstrate professional competence, scholarly and/or creative achievement, and service to the College and Math Department to meet university goals.

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 Department/Division School:

The College of Natural and Social Sciences is committed to programs of academic excellence in the fields of natural and social sciences that provide access and opportunity for a uniquely diverse student body.  The College of NSS reflects a diversity of disciplines through its inclusion of 12 departments and interdisciplinary programs that serve nearly 6,000 undergraduate majors and over 500 graduate students.  Our outstanding faculty and staff are committed to creating educational experiences for students that utilize and generate knowledge that is culturally responsive and inclusive and to facilitating the development of the next generation of leaders in their varying fields.  The first-year math courses to be coordinated are offered by the Department of Mathematics, housed in NSS. This department consists of 16 tenure-track/tenured faculty and about 50 instructors and graduate teaching associates.

Required Documentation:

Please submit the following with the employment application at the Apply link listed 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) an updated curriculum vitae.

4) list of CSU courses previously taught, and/or courses or topics areas qualified for teaching.

5) unofficial transcripts.

Official Transcripts will be required upon hire offer and prior to employment. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

*A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies by an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy).


Deadline: For full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by May 31, 2024. Applications received after the deadline may be considered.

To apply: please click the Apply Now icon on this page or visit Faculty Lecturer Positions or   

Please address all questions to Dr. Robert Nissen at (323-343-2000) at:

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.

Beginning January 1, 2022, campuses may not hire or reappoint an Employee to perform CSU-related work outside of California. Requests for exceptions are very limited based on CSU Policy and must have prior written approval from the University President.

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.

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