Department Chair

Description

The University of Texas at San Antonio seeks an innovative and dynamic leader for the Department of Mathematics with demonstrated leadership abilities and a commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. The next Department Chair in Mathematics will build on departmental strengths, recruit outstanding faculty, promote scholarly initiatives – especially in terms of externally supported grant efforts – and be an advocate for the department to both internal and external constituencies. We are seeking exceptionally qualified candidates to provide leadership and vision for the department to contribute to the university’s commitment to reach R1 classification from the Carnegie Commission and to become a model for student success.

The department is located within the College of Sciences and offers a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Masters Programs in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, and Applied Mathematics-Industrial Mathematics. The Department has 22 full-time faculty with diverse interests and expertise and 33 part-time faculty members. This position offers an extraordinary opportunity to collaboratively build leading interdisciplinary research and academic programs with national security agencies, private partners, and other departments at UTSA.

The next Department Chair in Mathematics will have significant opportunities to transform and lead the endeavor of transforming the department by expanding and strengthening its undergraduate and graduate programs. Key elements of the future will be promoting the graduate programs nationally and internationally along with working to expand graduate student funding, the promotion of partnerships and collaborations within and across UTSA, and developing and launching successful innovative programs such as cross-disciplinary degrees, certificate programs, or doctoral programs.

The University of Texas a San Antonio (UTSA) is a public Hispanic and urban-serving university on the fast track to becoming a nationally-recognized research university. UTSA and the Mathematics Department are committed to supporting a growing diverse student body, including many first-generation and transfer students and student veterans, and encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring under-represented demographics in the sciences. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions and collaborations exist not only within other departments and colleges at UTSA, but also with the UT Health San Antonio, Southwest Research Institute, local military bases, and numerous companies including USAA, Boeing, and Rackspace. The forthcoming National Security Collaboration Center and a proposed School of Data Science, both at UTSA, will offer further opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. The City of San Antonio, is the seventh most populous city in the United States of America. The city is located in the American Southwest, the south–central part of Texas, and the southwestern corner of an urban region known as the Texas Triangle. San Antonio serves as the seat of Bexar County and the metropolitan area has a population of over 2.23 million based on the 2012 U.S. Census estimate, making it the 25th-largest metropolitan area in the United States and third-largest in the state of Texas. San Antonio, Texas is a vibrant and welcoming city with significant economic growth, excellent cultural and educational opportunities, and exceptional employment opportunities

Position Requirements

  •  PhD in Mathematics or equivalent
  •  Record of earning tenure at an accredited four-year university
  • Associate or full professor
  • Evidence of administrative experience in a higher education setting (center, department, program, director graduate studies, etc.)
  • A strong record of externally funded and recognized research
  • Record of teaching effectiveness and mentoring of students including doctoral students
  • Record of involvement with national/international organizations
  • An ability to work productively with faculty and students from diverse backgrounds

Required Application Materials

(1) Letter of interest/narrative statement that describes, in 1 to 3 pages, applicant’s qualifications for the position and plans for future administrative/research/teaching for the department.

(2) Curriculum vitae

Review of completed applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. All applicants should submit their application materials through https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/10684

UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire. Tenure is contingent on Board Regents approval.