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 http://www.wpi.edu/academics/math.html.
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 (www.mathjobs.org), but application materials may also be submitted (as a single PDF file) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are welcome and should be sent to email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.