Southeast Missouri State University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 2386-CHAIR [#15079]
Position Title: Chairperson - Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701, United States
Application Deadline: 2019/12/06help popup finished (2019/10/31, finished 2020/06/07, listed until 2019/12/07)
Position Description:    

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Associate Professor or Full Professor (Tenured)
Department of Mathematics
College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Primary Responsibilities
To chair a department with a dedicated faculty and staff which serves the university community as a whole. To provide the leadership and vision necessary to grow and enhance the department’s academic programs. To fulfill the roles and responsibilities of a chairperson as defined in the Faculty Handbook ( 

Chairperson Assignment:
The workload in the department will include teaching six credit hours per regular term in the area of expertise and six hours devoted to administrative responsibilities. Administrative responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Administration of 23 full-time faculty and staff members, and approximately 65 undergraduate and graduate students
  • Administration and oversight of undergraduate and graduate programs in Mathematics
  • Administration and oversight of Math pathway courses for all majors on campus
  • Officially representing the department's interests both on-campus as well as off-campus
  • Administration of facilities, personnel and budget
  • Demonstration of leadership in keeping with the University's mission and strategic plan
  • Developing strategies for recruiting and retaining students
  • Ensuring that the needs of students are met
  • Coordinating the hiring of faculty and staff
  • Interacting with community colleges and high schools  
Faculty Responsibilities
  • Teaching, engaging in scholarly activities, and performing service to the institution and profession
Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics Education, or a directly related field (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited, or government-certified university)
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and service sufficient to merit the rank of associate professor or professor with tenure
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Evidence of successful administrative and leadership experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to maintaining a high level of faculty morale and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities 
Southeast Missouri State University is interested in recruiting academic leaders with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education grounded in the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to facilitate the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended, and online formats, and initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion.  

Application Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2020. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 6, 2019

Required Information: To apply, submit the following items online at  
  • Letter of interest addressing all position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Name and contact information of three current professional references 
Departmental Information: The Department of Mathematics includes 23 full time faculty and staff members serving both undergraduate and graduate students. Information about the department may be accessed at

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with five colleges, approximately 11,000 students, and a faculty and staff of approximately 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 78,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis. 


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