The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for the position of Head of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics. This administrative Unit is one of eight Units within the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science and has a total of 25 faculty members and 3 staff members. Graduate students have access to graduate programs in mathematics and interdisciplinary studies. Undergraduate programs include majors and minors in each of the four disciplines, as well as specialized interdisciplinary programs in Mathematical Physics and Mathematical Sciences.
The ideal candidate will be in the early stages of the Full Professor rank, although a senior Associate Professor may also be considered. The Head's position includes a faculty appointment. We are seeking a candidate with demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, leadership and management skills, with proven ability to lead and motivate faculty, staff, and students. Field of research specialization can be related to any area of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Statistics. We are especially interested in candidates spanning at least two of these areas. Desirable attributes include a strong record of published research and external funding as well as prior experience in academic administration and undergraduate and graduate education.
The Head will provide administrative, intellectual, and academic leadership of the Unit and will serve on the Faculty's Leadership Team. The Head is expected to: (i) oversee the overall operation of the Unit, including the budget (ii) ensure that courses are suitably staffed (iii) take an active role in advancing the Unit's programs and activities through curriculum and program review, (iv) foster collegial interaction among faculty members, (v) mentor members of the Unit, (vi) conduct annual evaluations of each faculty member in the Unit, and (vii) serve as the advocate for Unit members within the Faculty and the University. Direct experience with managing reappointment, tenure and promotion processes and familiarity with budget processes are considered assets. As a faculty member of the Unit, the Head will be expected to maintain an active research program in his/her chosen field, to supervise graduate students, and otherwise contribute to the Unit's teaching programs.
The position will be available July 1, 2014 with a five-year renewable term. The Head reports directly to the Dean of Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences.
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