Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Position Number 312560
Requisition Number B06175
Position Type Faculty 11-12 Months
Class Code
Time-limited through
Type of Appointment Full-Time, Tenure-Track
Faculty Position Sub-Type Administrator
Length of Appointment 12 months
Internal Recruitment? No
Working Hours
Department Mathematics & Statistics
Division Academic Affairs - DIV
College College of Arts and Sciences
Approved Hiring Salary Range Negotiable
Pay Basis Annually

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General Description / Primary Purpose

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in mathematics or statistics and hold the rank of associate or full professor with tenure, and have relevant administrative experience and a record of excellence in teaching and research. The area of specialization is open. The chair will be expected to enhance the undergraduate and graduate programs, strengthen research, and promote the department’s profile.

The Department Chair is the chief administrative officer of the department. They provide leadership to the faculty in teaching, research, and program development.

The Chair performs typical administrative duties such as conducting faculty evaluations, overseeing department budgets, hiring new faculty, and assessing programs. This individual is expected to be an effective liaison and department spokesperson to other constituencies in the university and the community.

Essential Duties

Job Function

The Chair of the Department is the chief administrative officer of the department.

Percentage Of Time 100

Posting Detail Information

Marginal Functions
Required Qualifications
Faculty Position Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in mathematics or statistics and hold the rank of associate or full professor with tenure, and have relevant administrative experience and a record of excellence in teaching and research.

Departmental Requirements
Statement(s) of Understanding Definition

This position requires a level II background check, which includes fingerprinting. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.

The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

Required Licensure or Certification
Machines/Equipment used regularly
Anticipated Start Date 08/06/2018
Job Posting Date 11/03/2017
Application Review Date 01/15/2018
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Point of Contact Information Cliff Ross 904 620 1853
Hiring Official George Rainbolt
Location if not Jacksonville
Special Instructions

Applicants must complete an online application at, as well as upload and mail supplemental documents in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload and mail all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. While the confirmation number guarantees that your online application and uploaded documents have been successfully received, it does not mean that your application is complete.

You must upload: a letter of interest, a description and explanation of administrative tenets and practices [Department Specific Doc], and a current curriculum vitae.

Your application is not complete until your mailed documents have also been received.

You must mail the following materials-
3 letters of recommendation to:

Cliff Ross, Professor and Chair
Department of Mathematics and Statistics Search Committee Chair
Department of Biology
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive Jacksonville, FL 32224-2645

For further information, please contact Cliff Ross at (904) 620-1853 or via e-mail at

Initial review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018.


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  2. Department Specific: See Special Instructions
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents