Department Head - Mathematics

Oregon State University in Oregon

Deadline November 15, 2014
Date Posted July 25, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Science of Oregon State University invites applications for Department Head. The person serving as Department Head will hold both a 9 month, 0.25 FTE tenured full professor faculty position in the mathematics department as well as a 9 month, 0.75 FTE fixed-term administrative position as Department Head (with 1 month additional summer administrative FTE). Reappointment in the administrative position is at the discretion of the Dean. At the conclusion of one's service as Department Head, the faculty member's position reverts to a 1.0 FTE tenured full professor.

The Department Head is responsible for the management and leadership of the department's teaching, research, and service functions. The Head is expected to provide effective academic leadership and to remain active in teaching and research. The Head reports to the Dean of the College of Science and is a part of the College leadership team and serves at the pleasure of the Dean. Specific duties are to oversee budgetary and hiring decisions, communicate vision and message of the Department to the College and University, set policy for Department, authorize proposal submissions for Department, oversee completion of regular reporting required by the Department, foster a supportive environment for Department members (Students, faculty and staff), enhance diversity, engage community stakeholders as appropriate (e.g. newsletter to alumni, meeting with community members and alumni), and help with fundraising for the Department, the College, and the University. For additional information, see the Department of Mathematics webpage at

The Department of Mathematics has 28 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 3 Postdoctoral Scholars and 27 Instructors. Current research areas include actuarial science and financial mathematics, algebra and number theory, analysis, computational and applied mathematics, geometry, mathematics education, numerical analysis, partial differential equations, probability, topology, and mathematical biology. The graduate program includes 65 graduate students, and there are more than 200 undergraduate majors.

The College of Science provides a core instructional role at Oregon State University, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. The College embraces instruction and research, in disciplines ranging from the physical, mathematical, statistical sciences to the life sciences that are based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. The College of Science is committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow.

The College of Science supports three of the university's world-class research centers, namely the Linus Pauling Institute, the Environmental Health Sciences Center, and the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing.

Faculty at Oregon State University are committed to undergraduate and graduate student success. We seek faculty who have evidence of educating and mentoring a diverse group of learners, which may include experience with sponsoring student research or internships, developing study abroad opportunities, service learning courses, or the use of innovation pedagogies such as hybrid or online learning.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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