Director of the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Job posting number: #7057323
Posted: May 16, 2019
Clemson University invites applications and nominations for the founding Director of the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. The individual who holds this leadership position will serve as the executive officer of the School and report directly to the Dean of the College of Science. Candidates are expected to merit the rank of Professor with tenure, have an internationally recognized record of scholarship, and possess significant leadership experience.
The School seeks a director excited to provide leadership with shared governance in areas of (1) recruitment, development, and retention of faculty and staff talent; (2) enhancing existing academic programs and developing new relevant programs and/or degrees; (3) increasing doctoral enrollments; (4) expanding external research funding; (5) strengthening inclusive excellence; (6) establishing strategic industrial partnerships; and (7) establishing a strategic vision, goals, and implementation plan for the new School that aligns with ClemsonForward (Clemson University's strategic plan) and SciForward (College of Science's strategic plan). Additionally, the Director will serve on the College's leadership team.
The Director is expected to demonstrate outstanding fiscal acumen in both strategic allocation of existing resources and expanding entrepreneurial revenues. The Director will work together with the Dean and the Director for Development to cultivate external support to advance the school. The leadership team in the School includes 6 associate directors (org chart). The University and the College are committed to building diverse and inclusive leadership with support from an NSF ADVANCE grant. We encourage applications from women, minorities and individuals with a commitment to mentoring underrepresented demographics in mathematical and statistical
Recently, Clemson University's Board of Trustees approved the transformation of the Department of Mathematical Sciences to the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences harnesses faculty expertise across the areas of algebra and discrete mathematics; analysis; computational mathematics; operations research; mathematical statistics and probability; and applied statistics and data science to advance the University's discovery mission and provide strong educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (B.A., B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs).