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The University of Southern Mississippi and the College of Science and Technology invite applications for the position of chair of the Department of Mathematics (www.usm.edu/math). We seek an effective administrator who is an accomplished scholar with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, a strong record of external funding, and strong commitment to student recruitment and success. The chair is chief administrative officer and provides leadership and vision to enhance the department’s research and educational activities.

The department has faculty and students located at teaching sites in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Degree programs include a B.S. in mathematics, a B.S. in mathematics licensure, an M.S. in mathematics, and a Ph.D. in computational sciences (mathematics emphasis). The department comprises 20 full-time faculty, approximately 30 graduate students, and more than 100 undergraduates. Faculty research interests include applied, computational and pure mathematics, statistics and mathematics education.

Preferred qualities of the successful candidate include prior administrative experience, proven leadership skills, demonstrated ability to organize multidisciplinary projects, experience with graduate and undergraduate programs, and familiarity with teacher education accreditation. An earned doctorate in mathematics or closely related field from an accredited university is required, and candidates must have academic credentials that would merit appointment as a full professor. Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.usm.edu and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a brief statement that addresses vision for the department as well as leadership and management philosophy, and names and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications begins January 14, 2014, and continues until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2014. For inquiries about the position, contact Dr. Sabine Heinhorst, Search Committee chair at sabine.heinhorst@usm.edu or 601.266.4707. AA/EOE/ADAI
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. The University of Southern Mississippi, which enrolls approximately 17,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Six additional teaching and research sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Meridian. Learn more at www.usm.edu.