Chair, Department of Mathematics

Manhattan College is seeking a colleague and a leader to serve as chair of the Department of Mathematics beginning July 1, 2014. A Ph.D in mathematics is required.

The department offers both B.S. and B.A. degrees in mathematics; an M.S. degree in mathematics aimed primarily at high school teachers was recently approved. The current faculty has backgrounds and expertise in algebra, functional analysis, graph theory, machine learning, mathematical logic, algebraic topology, mathematics education, operations research, representation theory, game theory, simulation and probabilistic modeling.

Until 2012-2013, the department housed programs in both mathematics and computer science. In 2012, the College established an independent Department of Computer Science. We now seek an established scholar to serve as Chair of the newly autonomous Department of Mathematics, to provide leadership for new educational and scholarly directions, to help the department solidify its current efforts in pedagogy and scholarship, and to implement its vision for the future. This vision includes the expansion of undergraduate research opportunities, the implementation of the recently approved master's program in mathematics for high school teachers, and the expansion of our offerings in applied mathematics.

A candidate must present evidence of excellence in teaching, an active research program, and leadership ability to merit appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. The department is also interested in evidence of significant involvement in educational improvement. All areas of expertise in mathematics will be considered.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of administrative and teaching philosophies, and a research plan. Three letters of reference should also be sent; one of these should address teaching ability. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications and letters of recommendation should be addressed to the Mathematics Search Committee and must be sent electronically to math.search@manhattan.edu. No hardcopy applications will be considered.