Mathematics & Statistics, University of Maine

Position ID: UMaine-CMS [#4401]
Position Title: Chairperson of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Position Location: Orono, Maine 04469, United States [map]
Application Deadline: finished (posted 2012/11/14, listed until 2013/05/14)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The University of Maine seeks a faculty member to serve as Chairperson of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, effective July 1, 2013. Having met the department evaluation criteria for both the respective academic rank and the granting of tenure, the successful applicant will be hired as a tenured faculty member in the department and be appointed to a five-year term as chair with reappointment as chairperson beyond the two-year probationary period contingent upon satisfactory performance. Preference will be given to candidates currently at the rank of full professor but outstanding candidates holding the rank of associate professor will also be considered.

The chair reports to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and is responsible for the general conduct of departmental affairs and has authority for all decisions concerning such affairs. The chair leads the department on a daily basis with duties including, but not limited to working collaboratively with faculty and students from multiple disciplines, attracting and retaining top-tier faculty, enhancing existing undergraduate and graduate degree programs, advancing the status of the department in terms of research and graduate education, supporting and promoting the service mission of the department, and budgeting and allocating departmental financial resources and determining allocation of resources among competing interests.

Candidates must have academic leadership experience, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as knowledge of effective strategies for working with diverse faculty, staff and students. The successful candidate is also required to have outstanding written and oral communication skills, a leadership style that is both visionary and collaborative, familiarity with national trends in both undergraduate and graduate education in mathematics, and a record of innovation and excellence in mathematics pedagogy. A distinguished record of scholarly achievement in the mathematical sciences, administrative experience, and a record of excellence in teaching are also required.

This position offers a competitive salary and additional compensation for chair responsibilities.

The University of Maine is the primary graduate institution in the State of Maine. The department offers BA and MA degrees. Further information about the department is available at:

The University of Maine is just 60 miles from the beautiful Bar Harbor area and Acadia National Park. It is approximately the same distance from skiing and remote hiking areas. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a pleasant place to live.

To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three or more letters of reference at least one of which addressing your potential as a mathematics department chair. The cover letter should address your background; your research, teaching, and administrative accomplishments; and your leadership vision and goals as Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Maine.

Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Appropriate background checks will be required. General correspondence about this position should be sent to Review of applications will begin December 10, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. UMaine is committed to diversity in our workforce.

On January 1, 2011, UMaine became a tobacco-free campus. Information regarding UMaine’s tobacco-free policy is online at

The University of Maine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Nigel Pitt
333 Neville Hall
University of Maine
Orono,Maine 04469-5752

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