Virginia State University, Department of Mathematics and Economics

Position ID: 2484-CHAIR [#19634, Chairperson-FO022]
Position Title: Chairperson, Associate/Full Professor of Mathematics/Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Petersburg, Virginia 23806, United States
Subject Areas: Math/Stat
Application Deadline: finished (2022/02/22, finished 2023/02/25)
Position Description:    

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 The Department of Mathematics and Economics at Virginia State University is seeking  well-qualified candidates for a tenure-track Associate/Full Professor chairperson in Mathematics/Statistics with an appointment date of Fall 2022. 


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Chair will serve as the chief administrative officer of the Department of Mathematics and Economics, and, as such, is expected to provide positive leadership across all facets of the department missions as well as participate in research and teaching activities.  The primary responsibilities for this leadership position include; recruitment, mentoring, development, evaluation and promotion of faculty members; coordination, fairness and oversight of major departmental responsibilities; fostering linkage with external groups to strengthen ties with industry, state, federal, and local agencies; cultivate the departmental strategic plan for assessment, instruction, research, and service; and overall supervision of department staff, resources and the budget. 


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSCandidate must possess a terminal degree (Ph.D.) in Mathematics or Statistics and warranting an appointment as a tenured associate/full professor in the department. Candidate must have an established record of excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in Mathematics and/or Statistics. The successful applicant should be able to provide evidence of records of research, grantsmanship and potential for administration. The appointed individual also must possess excellent oral and written communications skills, experience in teaching and working with persons of culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds.   


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSAdministrative experience, including direct supervision of faculty, staff, budgets, and program development, and accomplishments.  Preference will also be given to individuals who can provide evidence of experience in supervising research and in developing modern teaching pedagogy to students at all levels of academic ability.


HOW TO APPLYVirginia State University only accepts state applications through the online state Recruitment Management System (RMS). Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted. Resumes are not a substitute for the state application. Interested persons must provide a letter of interest, resume, the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three (3) professional references and transcripts. Official college transcripts will be required prior to employment (copies are permitted as a part of the application process). Visit to complete an online state application.  The review of applications will begin on Mar 7, 2022, however, applications will be accepted until position is filled.


The selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete background check, which may include fingerprinting. The candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.



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