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Mayer Humi

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Mathematical Sciences Dept Head, WPI
Posted: Jun 20, 2012 2:41 PM
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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 programs.

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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