In collaboration with the faculty, the Chair establishes the overall vision for the department in regards to teaching, research, and the general development of students and faculty. In addition, to managing and evaluating faculty and staff, the Chair serves as mentor to faculty colleagues and as collaborator with other college administrative officers, interprets college policy, advocates for his or her department from a perspective of the best overall interests of the College, leads faculty in important processes that shape the curriculum and have an impact on the learning of students, and effectively articulates department and college missions to internal and external constituencies.
The Chair is expected to seek the advice of departmental faculty colleagues systematically, provide for the conduct of departmental affairs in an orderly manner through department meetings and the appointment of appropriate committees, and keep department members informed of his or her actions in a timely fashion. The Chair is also expected to seek student feedback on matters of concern to those enrolled in the department's programs. Candidates must have the PhD in Mathematics, Physics or related discipline and an established record of effective teaching, research, and professional accomplishments consistent with the rank of full professor with tenure. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of leadership experience in promoting excellence in teaching, research, service, curriculum development, program review and assessment, student and faculty administration, securing external funding and grantsmanship, and fiscal management.
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