University of Alabama at Birmingham, Mathematics

Position ID: 2159-CHAIR [#12999, 4486]
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Birmingham, Alabama 35294, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: finished (2018/10/26, finished 2019/10/27, listed until 2019/04/26)
Position Description:    

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CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS, COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM – The College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks an innovative and visionary leader to Chair the Department of Mathematics. The Department is home to 18 faculty and 5 teaching instructors. The Department of Mathematics offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. Research in the Department covers the areas of analysis and partial differential equations, computational mathematics and numerical analysis, differential equations and mathematical physics, differential geometry and geometric analysis, dynamical systems and ergodic theory, probability, and topology. The Department has approximately 130 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate students, and serves a central teaching role in UAB’s core curriculum. See the Department web site for more information:

The successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar with the administrative experience, organizational skills, and vision necessary to lead the development of a Department that emphasizes cutting-edge research, quality undergraduate and graduate instruction, good institutional citizenship, and community outreach. In the summer of 2019 the department will move to a new building now under construction and a number of new faculty hires are expected in the next few years. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in mathematics or a closely related discipline, and a distinguished record of teaching, research, funding and service that merits appointment as a Full Professor with tenure.

UAB enrollment grew to more than 21,920 students in fall 2018, marking a third consecutive year of record enrollment. The university provides a collaborative learning experience to prepare diverse students for rewarding careers and lives that benefit society and our regional and global economy. UAB is ranked in the top 20 among public universities in the US in terms of federal research funding, and is the major teaching-research university in the state. In addition, UAB offers exceptional graduate and professional programs that prepare students to lead, teach, conduct research, provide professional services, become the prominent scholars and societal leaders of the future, and contribute to our region's and our nation’s prosperity. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity. Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer with some 23,000 employees and has an annual, state-wide economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion.

Application materials must be submitted to the Mathematics Chair Search Committee, through Applicants should upload the following materials: a cover letter outlining their interest, a detailed curriculum vita, a description of research plans, a statement on their teaching experience and philosophy, as well as arrange to have a minimum of three letters of reference sent in support of their application. Review of applications will begin on November 15th, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Professor Richard Dluhy (, Chair of the Mathematics Search Committee.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

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Contact: Richard Dluhy, 205-934-2154, 205-934-9025 (fax)
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University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Mathematics
CH 452
1300 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35294-1170
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