Chair, Department of Mathematics
The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a full-time position as chair, Department of Mathematics in the College of Science and Technology.
Position Description: The chair is the executive officer of the department and reports to and advises the dean of the College of Science and Technology. Chair provides leadership and direction in shared governance in areas of goal setting and assessment, faculty recruitment, hiring, mentoring and tenure/promotion evaluation; provides leadership and guidance to advance the research capabilities and scholarly activities of the department; ensures that academic programs in the department maintain high standards; and directs the administration of the department.
Duties and Responsibilities: He/she serves on the College Executive Committee and the College Curriculum Committee and on other university or college committees when appropriate; oversees custody and authorized use of university property charged to the department and the assignment of space and facilities to authorized activities in accordance with university policy and regulations; and performs other duties as requested by the dean and/or upper administration.
Qualifications and Experience:
Doctoral degree in mathematics or closely related field
A professional record commensurate with appointment as a full professor
Prior administrative experience, proven leadership skills, the ability to organize multidisciplinary projects, and familiarity with NCATE and NCTM accreditation
Starting Date: Successful candidates will begin no later than fall 2013.
Location: The position is based at the Hattiesburg campus.
Application Procedure: To ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be submitted to the Southern Miss website at https://jobs.usm.edu (job posting # 0002506) by February 14, 2013. However, the search will continue until the position is filled.
For inquiries about the position, contact Dr. Sabine Heinhorst, chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry: email@example.com or 601.266.4701.
Applicants must submit a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae. Names and contact information (current position, address, phone number and email address) for at least three references must also be provided.
The University: 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.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.