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Department Chair - Mathematics and Statistics

Eastern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not specified
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Oct 20, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Mathematics
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Department Chair - Mathematics and Statistics

Position Number: F00272P
Position Type: Faculty
Position Category: Chairs
Driver Classification: Non Driver
City: Richmond
Division: Academic Affairs/Provost
Department: College of Science, Tech, Engineering & Math
Unit: Mathematics & Statistics
Contact Person: Lisa Kay
Funding Source: Institutional

About the College/Department:
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Eastern Kentucky University is committed to access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all people, as integral to a learning environment in which intellectual creativity and diversity thrives.

Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make EKU easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system.

EKU is dedicated to high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. Research seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (with concentrations in General Mathematics and Mathematics Teaching), the Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Statistics, a Certificate in Applied Data Science, and the Master of Arts Degree in Applied Mathematics. For more information about the department, including course descriptions, visit

Position Summary:
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for the position of Department Chair. The primary role of the Chair is to provide visionary leadership that supports the success of all students in departmental courses and programs. Toward this end, the Chair will provide leadership in curriculum development that reflects an understanding of current discipline-based educational research in mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education; support faculty as they implement and assess evidence-based teaching methods and co-curricular supports (e.g., the Mathematics and Statistics Tutoring Center); oversee student recruiting and retention efforts; steer departmental initiatives in general education, corequisite support courses, and supporting courses for programs outside the department; coordinate efforts to recruit and retain highly qualified faculty; and support and promote the scholarly activities of faculty.

Other duties will include teaching three hours per semester, preparing budgets and annual reports, developing teaching schedules (including those for summer sessions, winter sessions, and extended campus sites), overseeing student advising, supervising departmental staff, and advocating for the department at the college and university levels.

Review of application materials will begin November 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications:
Required qualifications for this position include a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or a related area from an accredited or internationally recognized institution; and achievements commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor or higher, including at least six years of teaching experience.

Desired Qualifications:
Multiple peer-reviewed publications; service experience at the departmental, college, and university levels; a record of leadership that demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a history of successful student retention efforts; and substantial experience supervising and leading faculty and staff.

Posting Number: F00272P
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Open Date: 09/28/2021
Application Review Date: 11/15/2021
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
The cover letter will explain your interest in the position, describe qualifications and relevant leadership experience, address your teaching and research, and provide an overview of your leadership style/philosophy.

AA/EEO Statement:
Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement:
Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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