Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) invites applications for the position of Department Head, Mathematical Sciences. The department currently comprises 24 full-time faculty, with strong programs in computational math, applied analysis, composite materials, discrete mathematics, optimization, stochastic analysis and statistics. The department offers outstanding academic programs through the Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences, maintains vibrant research programs and is the home of the Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics with strong industry-university alliances. The department enrolls 94 undergraduate and 43 graduate students, supports other degree programs, and occupies an historic building central to the campus.
WPI is a nationally ranked, innovative technical university of engineering, science, management, humanities, arts and social sciences with an enrollment of 2,700 undergraduate and 1,100 full and part-time graduate students, located in scenic central Massachusetts. Well known for its project oriented curriculum, its global perspectives program, and its inclusion of societal/technological elements in the curriculum, the university fosters a spirit of constructive experimentation in educational development.
WPI seeks a dynamic individual with demonstrated leadership ability who can promote continued curricular development, growth of funded research programs, and excellence in scholarship. Applicants must have a strong international reputation and a proven record of scholarly achievement in application oriented mathematical sciences or a closely allied field matching one of the department's strengths. The department head will be expected to represent the department within both the constituent and academic communities and to coordinate extramural funding activities. The university is midway through a major capital campaign that will significantly benefit the department.
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Interested individuals should send a curriculum vita and list of references to: Dr. William W. Durgin, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Chair Mathematical Sciences Search Committee, Boynton Hall, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Rd., Worcester, MA 01609-2280. This position will remain open until filled. WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.