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Topic: Math Dept Head at WPI
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Mayer Humi

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Registered: 12/12/04
Math Dept Head at WPI
Posted: Jun 20, 2012 11:10 AM
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Department Head, Mathematical Sciences

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

WPI seeks a dynamic individual with demonstrated leadership ability who
will build upon the
department.s strengths, recruit outstanding faculty, promote scholarly
initiatives, foster corporate
relations, and steer the department to its next level of excellence and
visibility. Applicants must
have an earned doctorate and a strong international reputation, a
distinguished record of
scholarly achievement in application-oriented mathematical sciences
supporting the department
strengths, administrative experience or clear potential, and a record of
excellence 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 information
about the department and its mission, goals and objectives, undergraduate
and graduate
programs, and faculty research areas is available at

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation.s oldest technological
universities. Today, WPI is a
highly selective private university with an undergraduate student body of
over 3600, 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 innovative 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
describes professional
interests (research, teaching and administrative), and contact information
for a
minimum of three
references. Applicants are encouraged to apply through MathJobs
(, but
application materials may also be submitted (as a single PDF file) to
Nominations are welcome and should be sent to
Applications from women
and minority candidates are especially encouraged. For full consideration,
applications should be
received by November 1, 2012. Questions can be addressed to

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