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Chair of Department of Mathematics and Statistics

University of Tennessee, Martin
Martin, Tennessee
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Mar 8, 2024

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Department of Mathematics and Statistics 
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Position:     Department Chair, academic rank dependent on qualifications. Tenure Track. 

Dates:         Appointment effective July 1, 2024 

Department:      The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a vibrant and active department with eighteen full-time faculty, a full-time Mathematics Learning Center coordinator, a full-time administrative assistant, and several adjunct faculty, student teaching assistants, and student tutors. The department offers a major in mathematics with concentrations in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, secondary mathematics, and general mathematics and statistics. Minors in mathematics or statistics are also offered. Supporting software includes MAPLE, Minitab, SAS, R, MyMathLab, MyStatLab, WebAssign, WeBWork, and other specialty software. Many lower division courses require use of a graphing calculator. The department operates a Mathematics Learning Center that provides instruction in several self-paced courses and tutoring in all freshmen and sophomore level courses. The department is one of five departments in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences. The Web address is  

Qualifications:     A Ph.D. in mathematics or statistics, with a minimum current rank of associate professor at an accredited university, is required. A substantial record of successful teaching at the undergraduate level and notable academic leadership experience is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience as a department head or chair; who have experience with faculty evaluation and the tenure and promotion process; who have successfully encouraged others in the areas of teaching, service, and scholarship, particularly in undergraduate research; who have helped write and supervise successful external grants; and who have demonstrated a practical knowledge of the preparation and professional development of K-12 teacher. The selected candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education and exemplary leadership. 

Salary:         Competitive, dependent on qualifications. 

Responsibilities: The position is a twelve-month appointment with 50% administrative duties and 50% faculty duties that include a teaching load of six credit hours per semester, fall and spring, with no teaching responsibilities in the summer. The chair reports to the dean of the college and serves as the primary communication link between the department faculty and the university administration.  Administrative duties include responsibility for departmental governance, supervision of clerical and supporting personnel, management of facilities and equipment, budget development, authorization of departmental expenditures and travel, annual evaluation of departmental faculty and staff including salary recommendations, recommendations concerning staffing, promotion and tenure, curriculum development, course scheduling, leadership in scholarship and service, and recruitment of students and faculty. 

Locale:      The University of Tennessee at Martin is a primary campus in the University of Tennessee System. The campus is located in northwest Tennessee approximately 125 miles north of Memphis and 150 miles west of Nashville. The University of Tennessee at Martin has a combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment of approximately 7000 students. The emphasis is solidly on excellence in undergraduate instruction. We seek candidates who demonstrate a similar commitment. 

Applications:      Applicants should apply online and attach a letter of application, a one-page leadership philosophy, a one-page teaching philosophy, a current curriculum vitae, and unofficial copies of transcripts. Three original, current, signed letters of reference should be sent directly to Dr. Brian Wagner at At least one letter of reference should address leadership ability. The screening of applicants will begin March 6, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. The online application is available at the following link:   

Inquiries regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Brian Wagner at  

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. 
Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), ADEA (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED). Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the OED office.


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