Chair of Mathematics

Position Overview

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Following a pause due to the pandemic, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of Mathematics. 

With the commitment of leadership, the new Chair will have the opportunity to guide the development of long and short-term plans to strengthen curriculum, build interdisciplinary programs and elevate the Department’s national reputation through increased research and publications. 

The Chair will report to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and is expected to drive innovation, inspire new ideas that will transform basic math offerings and expand advanced degree programs to align with UAB’s strategic plan 2023. The College and the faculty are interested in creating an environment that will encourage collaboration and build bridges between mathematics and computer science, physics, actuarial science, genomics, engineering and emerging fields that are hugely data intensive.  It is the intent that such collaborations will result in interdisciplinary courses and programs.  Administrative responsibilities include fiscal responsibility, departmental administration, overseeing the accreditation process and compliance with professional organization requirements.  The new Chair is expected to maintain research and scholarship activity with excellent administrative support to assist with departmental responsibilities. 

UAB is the single largest employer in Alabama and home to the third largest public academic medical center in the country.  The University has enjoyed record enrollment for the fifth consecutive year with Fall of 2020 enrollment at 22,563, federal research funding is at an all-time high and the footprint of UAB continues to grow with new state-of-the-art buildings. Birmingham is within driving distance to Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans.  The “Magic City” is noted for a vibrant music scene, fine dining, warm weather, a culture embracing diversity and good schools.  

The position profile can be found above.

Nominations and Applications

Applications and nominations should be received by January 22, 2021, although applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Applications must include: a letter of interest stating applicable experience as outlined in the leadership profile; a cv or résumé; a list of five professional references and the names of three individuals who could prepare letters of reference in support of the application.

Applicants MUST apply through the University of Alabama at Birmingham portal at:

Nominators and prospective candidates may contact:

Joy Yablonsky, Executive Search / (215) 934-1386

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.