The Board of Governors of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and the University of Minnesota seek a new Director of the IMA for an appointment beginning July 2015. Distinguished academic credentials, including a Ph.D. or equivalent and a record of scientific leadership, are required. Candidates should have the qualifications to provide scientific and administrative leadership to the IMA. Salary and length of term as Director of the IMA are negotiable.
The Director will be offered a tenured professorship in an academic department at the University of Minnesota. Applicants should have an outstanding track record of research and teaching accomplishments. The candidate's expertise and documented research activities must demonstrate a strong potential toward enhancing both the department's research and the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions. However, while acting as IMA director, teaching responsibilities are waived and other departmental duties will be determined at the discretion of the department head.
The IMA was established in 1982 with financial support from the National Science Foundation. The Institute connects scientists, engineers, and mathematicians in order to address scientific and technological challenges in a collaborative, engaging environment, developing transformative, new mathematics and exploring its applications, while training the next generation of researchers and educators.
Applications, consisting of a cover letter and curriculum vitae, must be submitted through the MathJobs.org website. Consideration of applications will begin March 15, 2013. Nominations and questions regarding the position should be addressed to the Search Committee Chair via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.Position Description: 1. Serve as chief administrator of the IMA. 2. Provide scientific direction to the IMA and develop programs with the Board of Governors and scientific organizing committees. 3. Foster interaction with IMA postdoctoral fellows and IMA visitors of diverse interests and backgrounds. 4. Serve as liaison to participating institutions, corporations, and governmental institutions. 5. Prepare proposals and conduct other fundraising activities. 6. Maintain an active personal research program. 7. Participate in the general scientific life of her/his academic department. 8. Teach courses at all levels (waived during tenure as IMA Director).