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  • DEPARTMENT HEAD/ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR - MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

    Posted: 09/18/2022

    Supplemental Information

    Northwestern State University is seeking an individual to serve as the Head of the Department of Mathematics. The individual selected will be responsible for the total academic and fiscal control of the Department of Mathematics which comprises academic areas of mathematics including mathematics education, healthcare informatics, and actuarial mathematics. They will be responsible for maintaining the academic rigor of the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.

    The Department of Mathematics is the academic home for the undergraduate areas of mathematics, healthcare informatics, and actuarial mathematics. The Department currently has 14 full-time faculty, 1 full-time staff, and 20+ part time instructors. It provides general educational instruction for all University students and is committed to high standards in innovative teaching, research, and providing a quality educational experience. The Department is an established leader in using technology as a tool for learning. Northwestern State University is located in Natchitoches, Louisiana, the oldest permanent European settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. It is approximately one hour south of Shreveport. The University is a member of the University of Louisiana System.

    To Apply:  Submit a letter of application, official transcript(s) from each university attended, current curriculum vitae, statement of leadership philosophy, contact information for three professional references, and contact information to:  Dr. Francene J. Lemoine, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA 71497, lemoinef@nsula.edu

    Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications. The review of completed applications will begin on October 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

    The successful candidate will be subject to a background check, as a condition of employment.
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    It has been, and will continue to be, the policy of Northwestern State University to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on job related standards and must comply with the principles of equal employment opportunity.

    In keeping with this policy, the University will continue to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels the most qualified persons without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, veteran status, or retirement status. All personnel actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, training, and education are administered without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, veteran status, or retirement status.

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    Student complaints or inquiries related to Title IX should be directed to the Director of Student Advocacy and Title IX Coordinator, Julie Powell (318-357-5570), Room 308 of the Friedman Student Union or email obannonj@nsula.edu.  Employee Title IX issues should be directed to the Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Human Resources, Veronica M. Biscoe (318-357-6359), Room 111 Caspari Hall or email ramirezv@nsula.edu.

    In accordance with Section 35.106 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all participants, applicants, organizations, and interested individuals are advised and notified that the ADA Coordinator for Northwestern State University for facilities is the Director of University Affairs, Jennifer Kelly (318-357-4300), located in New Fine Arts, 104 Central Avenue, Ste. 102 or email andersonje@nsula.edu. For student academic services, contact the Director of Access and Disability Support, Taylor Camidge (318-357-5460) located in Room 108-C Watson Memorial Library or email camidget@nsula.edu.  For faculty/staff accommodations and services, contact Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Human Resources, Veronica M. Biscoe (318-357-6359), Room 111 Caspari Hall or email ramirezv@nsula.edu.

    *Inquiries regarding employment application status should be made to the individual receiving the application packet.  
     Department:  COAS
     Telephone:    318-357-4308

    Qualifications

    PhD or comparable terminal degree required. Previous teaching experience is preferred.
    The successful applicant will hold a terminal degree in an area related to programs within the Department of Mathematics. Additionally, that person should present credentials that would qualify them for the rank of associate or full professor. Applicants should provide evidence of skills in personnel management, budget preparation, hiring, scheduling of classes, student retention, successful grant writing, and current knowledge of technological applications. If selected for an interview, applicants should be prepared to discuss strategies for attracting undergraduate majors. Applicants should also be prepared to provide a vision for success which could apply to Northwestern State University.

    Job Concepts

    The individual selected will be responsible for the total academic and fiscal control of the Department of Mathematics which comprises academic areas of mathematics including mathematics education, healthcare informatics, and actuarial mathematics. They will be responsible for maintaining the academic rigor of the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. Additionally, they must work with the entire University community as the leader of a strong academic service unit providing instruction for multiple general education courses. The individual selected will be expected to work closely with faculty of diverse ranks to ensure the promotion of academic and scholarly excellence as well as a positive, visionary, student-oriented, and caring academic atmosphere. In addition, the individual selected will be expected to maintain a minimum teaching load of 6+ contact hours each academic semester, participate in scholarly activities, and work closely with University and community leaders to promote mathematics at regional, national, and international levels. They will be expected to
    assist the University in identifying and recruiting talented and gifted faculty and students to the Department from the United States and beyond.