Arkansas Tech University, Mathematics

Position ID: ATU-DHMS [#22852]
Position Title: Department Head, Mathematics and Statistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Russellville, Arkansas 72801, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or Stats
Application Deadline: 2023/09/08 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/08/25, finished 2023/11/02, listed until 2024/02/25)
Position Description:    

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Arkansas Tech University: Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech is a comprehensive public higher education institution, maintaining regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and classification as a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) level III institution. The Russellville campus, located in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, is just one hour from the capital city of Little Rock and boasts a charming blend of historic and modern architecture, including beautiful grounds and greenery. Offering over 100 undergraduate and more than 25 graduate degree programs across five academic colleges and two campuses, Arkansas Tech strives to provide a solid educational foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community. For more information about Arkansas Tech University and the surrounding community, please visit our website at to find our “Live Here” informational resources.

Position Summary: The College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics invites applications for Department Head of Mathematics and Statistics. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics serves over 50 students pursing bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics, Applied Statistics, and Mathematics Education and provides service courses for general education and other academic programs. The department head is responsible for implementing university policies and procedures at the department level. The department head, who reports to the dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, works in cooperation with the faculty to ensure quality in educational delivery and compliance with state and national accreditation standards. The department head also represents the department within the university and the community and must have the ability to manage and collegially work with a diverse group of staff, faculty, and administrators. This is a full-time, twelve-month tenure-track position. The anticipated start date is January 8, 2024.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Understanding of academic department personnel and culture Organization, diplomacy, team-building Ability to envision new opportunities for the department Commitment to solve problems, address conflicts in a constructive manner, and resolve complex personnel issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities of the department head include leadership and management of the department by providing guidance in the hiring process of faculty and staff; oversight of annual faculty and staff evaluations as well as the faculty promotion and tenure process; developing and approving course schedules including faculty assignments; developing, teaching, and assessing department courses; management of the department’s assessment process; engaging students in high-impact learning practices; effective advising and mentoring of students; development of a sustainable scholarship program, including seeking external funds to support the program; student recruitment; budgeting; supervision of department staff; curriculum development; and providing impactful departmental, college, university, and professional service to the university, community and state.

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of strong partnership-building skills with stakeholders. Evidence of cooperative management style and good communication skills. Commitment to the development of innovative teaching and instructional technologies. Excellence in teaching, scholarship, professional activity and community service. Evidence of curriculum development, student recruitment, assessment, grant writing, fund-raising, and budgeting. Evidence of or potential for fostering an inclusive environment for diverse populations. Success involving undergraduate students in research projects

Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate and professional accomplishments in mathematics, statistics, math education or closely related fields appropriate for an academic discipline within the department. Experience in an academic leadership role such as program director/coordinator, or equivalent experience. Record of research, teaching, and service sufficient for faculty appointment in the department at the associate professor or professor rank. Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication.

Materials to Submit: Letter of application describing your leadership philosophy and style as well as a vision for providing leadership for departmental research, teaching, and engagement; curriculum vita; unofficial copies of transcripts; and contact information for five references. All applications must be received and processed through our applicant tracking system Cornerstone. We will begin evaluating candidates on September 8th, 2023. Please go to to apply now.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Arkansas Tech University is an AA/EOE employer committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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Contact: Dr. John Jackson, 479-968-0353 ext 4031
Email: email address
Postal Mail:
1811 N Boulder Ave.
Russellville, AR 72801
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