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Science Division Head/Associate or Full Professor of Mathematics

Position Deleted on 4/10/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Columbus, IN
  • Executive - Deans - Science
  • Faculty - Science - Mathematics
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time

IUPUC has been delivering high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs aligned with and responsive to regional educational needs since 1970. As a faculty member of IUPUC, you will join a growing institution with a mission to enhance the cultural and intellectual life and the economic opportunities in communities we serve. Enjoy interacting with students, faculty, and staff who are committed to making a difference in the future of our region and become a part of an exciting opportunity to build our Science programs.

IUPUC seeks a faculty member in Mathematics with the vision, academic standing, and leadership qualities required to head the Division of Science, which houses the disciplines of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, and Statistics. This position is responsible for developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating undergraduate programs. We desire candidates with a record of excellence in directing academic programs, as well as a demonstrated commitment to academic leadership, high-quality teaching, and the ability to work across academic units. Candidates are expected to develop an exciting, dynamic, and strategic vision of the division's future, compatible with existing strengths and opportunities. The initial appointment will be July 1, 2013. The rank of this tenured faculty appointment will be dependent on qualifications and research history. The Division Head appointment is a three-year renewable role serving at the pleasure of the Vice Chancellor and Dean.

REQUIREMENTS: Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Mathematics, have a minimum of three years of leadership experience at the level of department/division chair or higher, and have an established record of scholarly publications and service to qualify for associate or full-professor rank with tenure. The successful candidate will be an engaging and visionary individual who is a team player and collaborative within the division and across the institution. Qualified candidates must be able to teach a variety of courses in Algebra, Finite Mathematics, Calculus, and Statistics.

PREFERENCES: Preference will be given to applicants who have a record of successful teaching and serving under-represented populations and first generation college students. Ability to teach Introductory Physics will be viewed favorably.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Mentoring and assisting faculty
  • Serving as a catalyst for continuous program development and innovation for the undergraduate programs
  • Representing the division on various internal and external committees and boards
  • Facilitating engagement opportunities with the community for faculty and students that reinforces the role of IUPUC as an engaged university
  • Oversight of and responsibility for course scheduling and division budget
IUPUC is a growing institution with high potential. A strong, collaborative partnership among Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue University College of Technology, and IUPUC exists and is expected to be enriched. The Columbus Learning Center incorporates resources from IUPUC, Ivy Tech, and Purdue to provide a focal point for community learning. This partnership is the result of a community initiative to expand postsecondary degree opportunities and professional development opportunities for the local workforce, resulting in a seamless continuation of educational opportunities for area residents.

IUPUC is located one hour south of Indianapolis, 1¼ hours from Louisville, and 1½ hours from Cincinnati. Columbus is known for its world class architecture, wonderful programs for young children, many parks, excellent philharmonic orchestra, and people trails. IUPUC has a staff of 60 full-time faculty with excellent credentials and enrolls nearly 2,000 students annually. For further information:

Interested candidates should send letter of application, CV, contact information (including e- mail address) for three references who will be contacted only with the candidate's approval, and a statement of one or two pages describing the applicant's leadership experience and vision to Applications can also be mailed to:

Division Head of Science
Office of the Vice Chancellor and Dean IUPUC
4601 Central Avenue, CC 255
Columbus, IN 47203-1769

Requests for additional information regarding this faculty position should be directed to Dr. Catherine Brown, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at 812.348.7275, or Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Diversity is a core value at IUPUC. Our goal is to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. IUPUC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
Diversity is a core value at IUPUC. Our goal is to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. IUPUC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
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