Arizona State University, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Position ID: ASU-DIR [#14345]
Position Title: Professor, Director - School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Tempe, Arizona 85287-1804, United States [map]
Subject Area: Open to all areas of mathematics and statistics
Application Deadline: 2019/11/15help popup (posted 2019/08/28, listed until 2020/02/28)
Position Description:    

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Job #14014


Arizona State University announces an international search to recruit a Director for its School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a concurrent appointment as tenured Professor.  Arizona State University ( is a dynamic, internationally-recognized institution dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations, rethinking university education, and integrating excellence in research, teaching, and service.  ASU serves more than 70,000 students on five campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area, one of the fastest growing urban centers in the nation. It has been ranked first in the US for innovation ( for each of the last four years. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by viewing


The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS, at ASU is currently home to about 60 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, 60 instructional faculty, 12 postdoctoral associates, 190 graduate students, 760 undergraduate student majors, and 20 staff members.  The School offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in applied mathematics, mathematics, statistics and mathematics education, as well as undergraduate and masters programs in actuarial science.  SoMSS also has strong interdisciplinary ties with university and community-based research and education initiatives, and is leading the development of an interdisciplinary degree program in data science.  The breadth of the School's compass makes it nearly unique among large state-supported university math and statistics programs.


The Director of the School is expected to provide visionary leadership, working to attract, develop, and retain exceptional faculty and research programs; promoting excellence in the graduate and undergraduate programs; developing and building on interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives; and maintaining and expanding the School's outreach initiatives.  The Director's vision is expected to resonate with the design aspirations of the “New American University”, fostering growth and innovation in the School’s research mission, advancing entrepreneurial opportunities, and enhancing relations within and outside the university community.


Minimum Qualifications

·         An earned doctorate in mathematics, statistics, or a closely related field

·         A distinguished scholarly record appropriate for appointment as full professor with tenure

·         Demonstrated potential for a major administrative leadership role


Desired Qualifications

·         A proven record in an academic leadership position

·         Experience with program development in research and education

·         The capacity to engage faculty across a range of disciplines

·         Evidence of excellent communication and organizational skills

·         A commitment to cultivating and supporting a diverse faculty and student population


The position is available beginning July 1, 2020. Salary and start-up funding will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019; if not filled, applications will be evaluated every week thereafter until the search is closed. Applicants must submit electronically (in MS Word or PDF format) a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae and a statement addressing how your past and /or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence to:  Inquiries and nominations should be directed to: Melanie Smock ( 


The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.  


A background check is required for employment.


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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Contact: Melanie Smock
Postal Mail:
Arizona State University
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
P.O. Box 871804
(Building PSA216)
Tempe, AZ 85287-1804
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