Chair and Professor - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington 99164-2630

United States


Detailed Job Description

Washington State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Mathematics. The chair is expected to possess the vision necessary to lead the department as it contributes to the university’s goal of becoming a leading research university and as it continues in its commitment to provide excellent educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. The preferred starting date is July 1, 2013.

Qualifications: This position at the full professor level is open to candidates who have: 1) a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field; 2) qualifications to be tenured at the full professor level; 3) a distinguished record of scholarly research and demonstrated success in teaching; 4) experience in effective graduate student supervision; 5) demonstrated success in attracting continuing external funding; and 6) leadership and interpersonal skills necessary to lead a department committed to teaching and research excellence. Previous successful chair or significant administrative experience is desirable, but candidates who otherwise possess exceptionally strong credentials will be given serious consideration.

Responsibilities: The chair provides leadership to the department on a day-to-day basis. In addition, the chair must be able to work with faculty and students from multiple disciplines; attract and retain top-tier faculty; enhance existing undergraduate and graduate degree programs; advance the status of the department in terms of funded research and graduate education; support and promote the service mission of the department that currently teaches more credit hours than any other department in the university; maintain an innovative, well funded, and nationally recognized research program in mathematics; teach classes at the undergraduate and/or graduate level and supervise high quality graduate research.

Applications and Nominations:  Candidates must provide a letter that clearly delineates how they meet the qualifications outlined above; a current curriculum vitae; a detailed statement concerning their philosophy with respect to teaching, research, and leadership/management style; and contact information for three references.  Applications must be submitted electronically to  Inquiries or nominations should be sent to Professor K. W. Hipps, Chair, Department of Chemistry, PO Box 644630, Pullman, WA, 99164-4630, .  Screening of applications will begin January 31, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER.

Keyword Phrases

  • Chair and Professor of Mathematics
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Department Chair
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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