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The Department
 
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is one of four departments within University College, which offers to students a high quality foundational liberal education, the Colloquy on Integrated Learning. The program prepares them for their future majors and eventual employment. The experience instills in the students a desire for lifelong learning, fosters intellectual curiosity, and engenders critical thinking. The Colloquy program initiates the baccalaureate careers of all ZU students and has as its goal to build students' understanding of their relation to the world and to equip them to be successful at the University, in their professions and in their personal lives through an integrated, skill-rich, interdisciplinary core curriculum.
 
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is currently responsible for providing three general education mathematics courses, courses for math education students, business math courses, math courses for science,  and a math minor. The mathematics program serves EFL/ESL students. Faculty in the department helps to develop mathematical competency and quantitative literacy of students in the general education program, as well as in the majors of the students' choice.  The department offers a Minor in Math, a nascent program that would need leadership and careful steering. Additionally, the department has begun providing high quality courses in the major; the Chair will need to advance this embryonic aspect of the department's efforts to fulfill its charge.
 
Departmental instruction ensures that students meet the University's Learning Outcome on critical thinking and quantitative reasoning at entry, intermediate and graduation levels.  Faculty teach twelve credit-hours per week; they are expected to have a modest pace of scholarship demonstrating engagement with their discipline/profession and are expected to be active members of the University and College community.  The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is responsible for delivering general education mathematics courses and administering the University College's Math Help Center. More information about the department and the College can be obtained at: http://www.zu.ac.ae/main/en/colleges/colleges/site_university_college/index.aspx
 
The Opportunity
 
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, a department within University College invites applications for a progressive and innovative Chair. The Chair reports to the Dean of the College. The Chair is responsible for managing recruitment, development, and retention of departmental faculty, and for planning, enhancing, and implementing the curriculum within a second-language learning environment.
 
The Chair of Mathematics and Statistics is accountable for the administration and management of the department, including providing leadership and oversight of faculty and staff, personnel evaluation in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University. Additionally, s/he is responsible for program review and assessment procedures in consultation with the Dean and the Chief Academic Officer. A detailed Job Description, outlining the competencies and accountabilities, is available on request. Typically, the job responsibilities are divided in the following categories: administrative and managerial; programmatic, curricular, and teaching; and college/university community interactions. The Chair will have an Assistant Chair on the other campus who will be a peer-partner to manage the details of daily operations as well as co-lead with the Chair.
 
The Requirements
 
The candidate will have an appropriate combination of education, training, and experience that includes, but is not limited to: a Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, or mathematics education; ESL teaching experience and best practices in teaching mathematics at the university-level; preferably an academic rank at full Professor level; 3-5 years as Chair or program director in management and administration of a mathematics department at a 2 year or 4 year college/university; excellent communication skills, oral and written; successful record of cohesive relationships with faculty; commitment to quality general education and the role of mathematics in supporting majors; experience with the common core syllabi; and familiarization with instructional design and the successful use of technology in education.
 
The Benefits
 
The University's benefits package is highly attractive, with competitive salaries free of tax in the United Arab Emirates, housing, a furniture allowance, annual vacation airline tickets for the employee and immediate family, educational subsidies for children and subsidized healthcare provided to the employee and sponsored family members.
 
To Apply
 
In addition to completing the online application form, attach a cover letter, a current CV, and the names and contact details of three professional references.
 
Review Process
 
Review of applications will begin in May 2013 and continue until the position has been filled. An initial interview by telephone at a time convenient for the selected candidates is anticipated to begin in May 2013. Short-listed candidates shall have the second round of interviews via videoconference at a time convenient for the candidates and the search committee. A start date of September 2013 or January 2014 is anticipated.

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Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL  62901-4610
Phone:  (618) 453-4241  [O]
            (618) 457-8903  [H]
Fax:      (618) 453-4244
E-mail:   jbecker@siu.edu