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Chair of the Department of Mathematics

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Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: Mathematics
Posting Job Title: Chair of the Department of Mathematics
Recruitment Type: Administrative Faculty

Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Professor
Area of Specialty-Discipline: Mathematics
Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:
Position Status: Regular Faculty
Tenure Track Status: Tenure Track
Terms of Employment: 12-Month
Contract Type: Full-time
Date Position Available: 07/01/2018

Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

The Chair must be able to provide strong leadership and promote a powerful vision for the advancement of the department’s mission and goals. The department is seeking to increase its stature and reputation nationally and internationally while maintaining its culture of instructional excellence. The Chair will be responsible for working effectively with the departmental faculty in an open and participatory manner. In collaboration with the departmental faculty, the Chair will oversee recruitment efforts, assist in the development of curricula and new programs (including a graduate program), make recommendations to the Dean regarding all personnel matters including evaluation of faculty and staff, and administer all departmental budgets.
This is a 12-month tenure-track position with the possibility of tenure upon appointment.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate (or the foreign equivalent) in Mathematics or a closely related field and a distinguished record of teaching, research, funding and service that merits appointment as a full professor with tenure in the Department of Mathematics. Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.
The candidate should provide evidence of effective leadership experience, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and an ability to work productively with faculty and students from diverse backgrounds.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 11/15/2017
Questions About Position Opening:

Dr. Marla M. Bell

Additional Information for Applicants
Application Instructions

Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. To guarantee full consideration, application materials must be submitted by November 15, 2017. A complete application packet includes a letter of application addressing the applicant’s strengths, relative to the responsibilities and qualifications listed above; a current curriculum vita; unofficial graduate transcripts; a statement regarding the applicant’s leadership philosophy (2 pages maximum); a statement outlining the applicant’s research program (2 pages maximum); and contact information for five professional references (references will only be contacted for those selected as finalists). For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Marla Bell:

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000554
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 36764
Departmental/College Overview:

As one of the departments in the College of Science and Mathematics, Mathematics has 31 tenure-track faculty, 15 lecturers, and 2 staff. The Department of Mathematics offers BS programs and minors in Mathematics and Computational and Applied Mathematics.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Five References
  5. Statement of Research/Scholarship Interests
  6. Other Documents
Optional Documents