Valdosta State University, Mathematics

Position ID: 1947-DEPTHD [#21811]
Position Title: Department Head, Mathematics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Valdosta, Georgia 31698, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2022/12/13, listed until 2023/02/28)
Position Description:    

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The College of Science and Mathematics seeks applicants for an administrative faculty-ranked position to serve as Department Head beginning July 1, 2023. This is a twelve-month, fully benefitted position. The position directs and participates in an academic department's teaching and other functions. This position carries rank at either Associate or Full Professor level and is either tenured or tenure track.

Valdosta State University is proud to have a highly diverse student body, and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff.

The Department of Mathematics at Valdosta State University is committed to developing, teaching, and learning mathematics at all levels. The ideal candidate will have administrative experience and a desire to lead a diverse group of faculty, helping the department to sustain its programs, implement new ideas, and plan for future growth. Our faculty is actively engaged in research in multiple areas of pure and applied mathematics and mathematics education. We offer undergraduate degrees that will prepare students for jobs in the industry, K-12 education, or further studies in graduate school. We also teach a wide range of introductory mathematics courses for science, pre-engineering, and human science students.

Online application is required. Review of completed applications begins January 30, 2023, and continues until the position is filled. For more information, contact Dr. Krishnendu Roy, Search Committee Chair, via email

POSITION DETAILS: Reporting directly to the Dean, the department head is responsible for the overall day-to-day functions of the department and serves as its primary spokesperson and advocate. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•Hiring, managing, and evaluating faculty and staff members in the department; •Conducting regular departmental meetings; •Fostering a positive department environment that supports excellent teaching, scholarship, and service; •Establishing a collaborative department vision and agenda that is aligned with the university and college strategic plans; •Scheduling classes and sections for each faculty member in each academic semester; •Supporting students through mentoring, overseeing internships, and providing curricular overrides, where appropriate; •Teaching necessary courses throughout the academic year; •Participating in research and scholarly activities; •Attending required conferences, including those associated with academic presentations; •Supporting department experiential learning activities, including undergraduate research; •Facilitating departmental curriculum reviews to maintain program viability and alignment with accreditation requirements; •Participating in College Executive Committee meetings; •Attending monthly Council of Department Heads meetings; •Serving as Budget Manager for the department.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: •An earned terminal degree in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or other related disciplines from an accredited university; •A record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service; •A strong record of progressively responsible and relevant leadership experience; •An awareness of current trends in higher education and a commitment to innovation in teaching and learning; •Exceptional organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; •Commitment to diversity and inclusion; •A commitment to shared governance and a consultative leadership style.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: •Experience with grant writing and extramural funding; •Record of successful outreach to community; •Experience with faculty evaluation and promotion and tenure processes; •Experience as a department head; •Accreditation experience.

Valdosta State University is a comprehensive regional university located on a gorgeous 168-acre campus of palm trees, vast green lawns, Spanish mission-style architecture, and an award-winning design. The University serves a student enrollment of approximately 10,250 from all states within the US and hosts over 300 international students from more than 76 countries. It is located in the city of Valdosta, a very family-friendly area with new housing developments, modest living costs, excellent public and private schools, a vibrant music and arts scene, and a 170-acre theme park, Wild Adventures. The Valdosta Regional Airport serves Lowndes County and the city of Valdosta. It is located just North of the Florida state line on Interstate 75. It is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida, and a three-hour drive of Atlanta, Georgia. For more information about the town of Valdosta and its Community, visit and

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution with a strong institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including (but not limited to) minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a nondiscrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

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Contact: Dr. Krishnendu Roy, Search Chair
Postal Mail:
1500 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA 31698
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