Date: Jun 20, 2012 3:30 AM
Author: Mayer Humi
Subject: Dept Head Position at WPI,Worcester,MA USA

Department Head, Mathematical Sciences 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) invites applications for the
position of H
ead of the
Mathematical Sciences Department. The department currently comprises 28
full-tim
e faculty and
offers outstanding academic programs, including the B.S., M.S., and Ph. D.
in Ma
thematical
Sciences; maintains vibrant research programs in applied and computational
mathe
matics and
statistics; and is the home of the Center for Industrial Mathematics and
Statist
ics, with strong
industry-university alliances. The department boasts over 170
undergraduate majo
rs and 80
graduate students and serves a vital support role for other degree
programs.

WPI seeks a dynamic individual with demonstrated leadership ability who
will bui
ld upon the
department.s strengths, recruit outstanding faculty, promote scholarly
initiativ
es, foster corporate
relations, and steer the department to its next level of excellence and
visibili
ty. Applicants must
have an earned doctorate and a strong international reputation, a
distinguished
record of
scholarly achievement in application-oriented mathematical sciences
supporting t
he department
strengths, administrative experience or clear potential, and a record of
excelle
nce in teaching.
The department head will be expected to represent the department within
both the
constituent
and academic communities and to coordinate extramural funding activities.
More i
nformation
about the department and its mission, goals and objectives, undergraduate
and gr
aduate
programs, and faculty research areas is available at
http://www.wpi.edu/academic
s/math.html.

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation.s oldest technological
universities. T
oday, WPI is a
highly selective private university with an undergraduate student body of
over 3
600, and 1400
full-time and part-time graduate students enrolled in more than 50
programs. U.S
. News and
World Report consistently ranks WPI among the top national universities.
Its inn
ovative project-
based curriculum engages students and faculty in real-world problem
solving, often at one of
WPI.s 25 Project Centers located around the globe. The university is
located in
the heart of
Massachusetts and an hour drive west of Boston.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a letter of intent that
describe
s professional
interests (research, teaching and administrative), and contact information
for a
minimum of three
references. Applicants are encouraged to apply through MathJobs
(www.mathjobs.or
g), but
application materials may also be submitted (as a single PDF file) to
masearch@w
pi.edu.
Nominations are welcome and should be sent to masearch@wpi.edu.
Applications fro
m women
and minority candidates are especially encouraged. For full consideration,
appli
cations should be
received by November 1, 2012. Questions can be addressed to
kwobbe@wpi.edu.