East Carolina University, Math Department/THCAS

Position ID: 2876-CHAIRPERSON [#19385, 180107]
Position Title: Chairperson
Position Type: Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Greenville, North Carolina 27858, United States
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2022/01/06, listed until 2022/07/06)
Position Description:    

East Carolina University Chairperson Vacancy #: 935501 Recruitment Range: Commensurate with Qualifications Closing Date: Open Until Filled Organizational Unit Overview

East Carolina University, the third largest university in the UNC system, is located in Greenville, NC midway between Raleigh and the coast. An institution of more than 29,000 students, ECU is a research-intensive university that offers 87 bachelor’s degree programs, 68 master’s degree programs, and 13 doctoral degree programs. The University is comprised of 10 academic colleges/schools including a medical and dental school. Greenville is a thriving university town of nearly 100,000, with convenient access to the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, as well as the beaches of the Outer Banks and Crystal Coast.

The Department of Mathematics (https://math.ecu.edu/) is one of 16 departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences and currently has 29 full-time faculty members. The department houses a research-active community, publishing across a variety of fields including mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics, and actuarial science. It offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Arts degrees in mathematics, also with concentrations in statistics available.

Job Duties The Department of Mathematics at ECU seeks to fill the position of department chair at the rank of associate or full professor to begin July 1, 2022. This is a 12-month position. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all, the Department actively encourages members from all underrepresented groups in higher education to submit applications.

The Chair will provide effective administrative and intellectual leadership for the department. Responsibilities include: leading implementation of the department’s five-year strategic plan; promoting excellence in faculty research and teaching; fostering faculty members’ efforts to secure external funding; ensuring quality, integrity, and growth of student degree programs; supporting departmental, college, and university policies and standards; fostering collegial relations in departmental governance; and effectively representing the department to internal and external constituents.

This position is contingent upon available funding.

Minimum Education/Experience Qualifications for the position include: (1) a Ph.D. in Mathematics; (2) a strong and continuing record of scholarly publications and productivity, commensurate to an appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor; (3) demonstrated excellence in teaching and service; (4) administrative experience and evidence of leadership and management skills commensurate with the position; and (5) a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education The ideal candidate will have substantial prior administrative and leadership experience. Further, the ideal candidate will have documented prior success in developing and executing initiatives to facilitate growth, external funding activities, and excellence in faculty research productivity, engaged scholarship, and teaching excellence.

Preference will be given to candidates who qualify for appointment at the rank of Professor, as defined in the ECU Faculty Manual, located at https://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/fsonline/customcf/currentfacultymanual/currentcompletefacultymanual.pdf

Special Instructions to Applicant To apply, complete a candidate profile and submit a CV and application letter indicating interest in the position and relevant administrative experience and philosophy online at https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/. The contact information for at least three references is required upon application. Letters of recommendation will be requested later for candidates selected for initial interviews. Screening will begin on January 22, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

For questions, please contact Dr. Haiyong Liu, Search Chair, at liuh@ecu.edu or 252-328-1083.

Additional Instructions to Applicant In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 935501 to ECU Human Resources at http://jobs.ecu.edu. East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Mathematics Department
East Carolina University
124 Austin Building
Mail Stop - 561
Greenville, NC 27858
Web Page: https://www.ecu.edu/