Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Colorado School of Mines

Position ID: CSM-DH [#7902, 16-DHAP00-000]
Position Title: Department Head
Position Type: Administration
Position Location: Golden, Colorado 80401, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics or Statistics
Application Deadline: 2016/01/15 finished (posted 2015/10/09, finished 2016/04/12, listed until 2016/02/12)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic leader to head the Department. We seek candidates excited to share in our mission to address the challenges of a sustainable global society by educating the next generation of leading engineers and scientists and by expanding the frontiers of knowledge through research. We are especially interested in applications that advance the University’s diversity commitment.

Colorado School of Mines, Colorado’s oldest public university, is located in Golden, Colorado, in the foothills of the Rockies, 15 miles west of Denver and 20 miles south of Boulder. Mines has 299 faculty, 4553 undergraduate students and 1231 graduate students in a broad range of applied science and engineering disciplines. Mines Research awards in FY2015 totaled $64M. The Applied Mathematics and Statistics department currently has 21 faculty, 90 undergraduates, and 36 graduate students and offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees with specialization in Computational and Applied Mathematics and in Statistics. Faculty research interests include computational acoustics & electromagnetics, dynamical systems, high performance scientific computing, K-12 STEM education, mathematical biology, multi-scale analysis and simulation, numerical methods for PDEs, differential & integral equations, wave phenomena, inverse problems, multivariate statistics, spatial statistics, stochastic models for environmental science, survival analysis, and uncertainty quantification.

Responsibilities: Department heads at Mines generally continue to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, mentor graduate students, and carry out research. Further, the successful candidate will be expected to work effectively in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment within the Department and across the Mines campus to:

  • Support and further enhance the mission and activities of the Department through a solid vision and strategy to strengthen the research and teaching in the Department
  • Provide leadership in the management of the Department, with budgetary responsibilities for strategic, academic, and operational development of the Department
  • Administer and promote research in applied mathematics and statistics
  • Administer and lead the development of curricula and teaching activities of academic and adjunct faculty
  • Represent the Department to the university administration, other university units, and to public and private agencies at the local, regional, national, and international levels
  • Oversee recruitment, professional development, and retention of faculty, staff, and students
  • Lead fund-raising for departmental activities, budget preparation and management
Mines is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator that recognizes that diversity is crucial to its pursuit of excellence in learning and research. Mines is committed to developing student, faculty, and staff populations with differing perspectives, backgrounds, talents, and needs and to creating a richer mix of ideas, energizing and enlightening debates, deeper commitments, and a host of educational, research, and service outcomes. As such, Mines values candidates who have experience working in settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in one of the Department’s research areas and possess a distinguished record of accomplishment in scholarship, teaching and service. Administrative experience and evidence of successful personnel and financial management are highly desirable. Strong leadership qualities, including effective interpersonal communication and organizational skills, are a must. The successful candidate will have demonstrated high ethical standards and will be expected to operate in a transparent and collegial way. The successful candidate should be responsive to the needs of the faculty in all the disciplines within the Department and have a strong commitment to diversity efforts.

Compensation: Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Mines also provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health insurance, dependent tuition benefits, parental leave policies and dependent care assistance through a flexible spending plan.

How to Apply: Applicants must submit (1) a letter of application referencing search 16-DHAP00 that addresses qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a separate vision statement for leading the Department, and (4) at least four letters from professional references.

All materials must be submitted via MathJobs.Org

Review of applications will begin by January 15, 2016.

More information about the university and the department can be found at and

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Chauvenet Hall 141
1015 14th Street
Golden, CO 80401

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