University of Arizona- Employment Opportunity

The University of Arizona is seeking a new Head for the Department of Mathematics. The successful candidate should have demonstrated an ability to lead, to provide a vision for the future building on the strengths of the department and its faculty, to have a proven record of first rate scholarship, to be able to recruit first rate talent, to be a sound administrator who can delegate wisely, to be familiar with the full set of teaching and service responsibilities of a department central to the total academic life of the University.

The Department is proud of its long tradition of supporting a wide spectrum of interests in the mathematical sciences and of providing a collegial and convivial atmosphere for scholarship. Current strengths include: geometry, algebra and group theory, number theory, analysis, mathematical physics, probability and statistics, science driven research in applied mathematics, and mathematics education. Several faculty members are currently engaged in joint projects with colleagues from Physics, Engineering, Optical Sciences, School of Public Health, Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Education, and the Environmental and Biological Sciences.

The department also houses, and is responsible for many aspects of, two interdisciplinary graduate programs, the internationally known and highly rated Program in Applied Mathematics and the relatively new Program in Statistics. Although the latter are independent interdisciplinary programs, there is much cooperation between the three units to the mutual advantage of all three. It also houses the Arizona Center for Mathematical Sciences, a research unit specializing in Optics.

The department has extensive teaching and service responsibilities. It teaches about one quarter of all courses offered in the College of Science. It has one of the healthiest undergraduate major programs in the country with a current enrollment of almost 600 majors spread across specialty options in Statistics and Probability, in Computer Science, in Economics and Business, in Applied Mathematics, in Comprehensive Mathematics, and in Education. There are currently 58 faculty members, 37 instructional faculty members, 14 postdoctoral fellows, 26 staff and appointed personnel. There are 54, 50 and 58 young colleagues registered as graduate students in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics respectively.

The faculty member will teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds.  Faculty in our department also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service.  Our faculty also help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to consider this exciting opportunity. The University is an equal opportunity employer and is supportive of a diverse representation among all faculty, staff and students. Applications will begin to be processed by December 1st, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply or for additional details visit and search job #9636.