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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.