Virginia State University, Department of Mathematics and Economics

Position ID: 2484-CHAIR [#15812]
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Petersburg, Virginia 23806, United States
Application Deadline: 2020/03/30help popup (posted 2020/03/12, listed until 2020/05/02)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Economics at Virginia State University is seeking a well-qualified candidate for the department chair person at the rank of Associate/Full Professor. The appointment date is Fall 2020. 

The Chair will serve as the chief administrative officer of the Department of Mathematics and Economics, and, as such, is expected to provide positive leadership across all facets of the department missions as well as participate in research and teaching activities. The primary responsibilities for this leadership position include; recruitment, mentoring, development, evaluation and promotion of faculty members; coordination, fairness and oversight of major departmental responsibilities; fostering linkage with external groups to strengthen ties with industry, state, federal, and local agencies; cultivate the departmental strategic plan for assessment, instruction, research, and service; and overall supervision of department staff, resources and the budget.

Candidate must possess a terminal degree (Ph.D.) in Mathematics or Statistics and warranting an appointment as a tenured associate/full professor in the department. Candidate must have an established record of excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in Mathematics and/or Statistics. The successful applicant should be able to provide evidence of records of research, grantsmanship and potential for administration. The appointed individual also must possess excellent oral and written communications skills, experience in teaching and working with persons of culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds.   

Virginia State University only accepts state applications through the online state Recruitment Management System (RMS). Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted. Resumes are not a substitute for the state application. Interested persons must provide a letter of interest, resume, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three (3) professional references and transcripts. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment (copies are permitted as a part of the application process).  Visit (position number: FO022) to complete an online state application.  Review of applications will begin on Mar 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Virginia State University is an equal opportunity employer. Women, African Americans and other minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.  

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PO Box 9068
1 Hayden Dr
Petersburg, VA 23806
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