Clark University, Department of Mathematics

1602 19024Position ID: 1602-DEPARTMENTCHAIR [#19024]
Position Title: Mathematics Department Chair and Professor
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Worcester, Massachusetts 01610, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Geometry, with application to Computer Science or to the Natural Sciences
Application Deadline: 2022/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/11/16, finished 2022/05/18, listed until 2022/05/16)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Mathematics at Clark University invites applications for a tenured associate or full professor to serve as department chair, starting fall 2022.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Mathematics and possess an exemplary research record in the broad area of Geometry with application to Computer Science or the Natural Sciences. They must also have interest or experience in leadership along with requisite skills and abilities, enabling them to inspire and motivate academic faculty and staff, conduct effective interpersonal communication, and be able to organize and manage many diverse tasks and projects. Administrative experience is also highly desirable.

The primary role of the prospective chair is to provide an overall vision for the department in accordance with university goals. Standard responsibilities include encouraging excellence and innovation in teaching, research, and service, promoting the growth of students and the professional development of faculty and staff, supporting a collegial departmental environment, maintaining connections with external communities including alumni, and enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to maintain their own research program alongside the administrative duties. The teaching load is two courses per year. Given the nature of the research field, the chair is expected to promote interdisciplinary collaborations and productive relationships with a variety of entities across the university, and facilitate faculty efforts to obtain grants and other sources of funding.

The department faculty research fields are predominantly in the areas of geometry, analysis and probability. They are committed researchers and teachers, and actively collaborate with faculty at other institutions, including some in nearby Boston. The teaching environment consists of small and friendly undergraduate classes, in the setting of a small urban liberal arts research university. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University has been a recognized leader in innovative research and education since its founding in 1887. The Department of Mathematics offers a robust undergraduate program and is working with a variety of departments at Clark to develop programs. Our students participate in original research, and many of our graduates have enrolled in distinguished academic institutions or were hired by leading private companies. Additional information on the department is available at

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2021.

Applicants should submit all application materials at The application should include a cover letter, a resume, research and teaching statements and a statement addressing the applicant’s contribution to diversity and inclusion. Three letters of recommendation should be sent electronically by the referees. At least two of those letters should address the applicant’s research and leadership qualities. At least one of the letters should address the applicant’s teaching.

In recent years, Clark University has initiated major steps for infusing equity and inclusion across all aspects of the university. These include the improvement of student life on campus, and changes in the academic curriculum and in faculty and staff hiring. For details, see

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees, and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
950 Main Street
Worcester MA 01610