Director of the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Clemson University

Clemson University invites applications and nominations for the founding Director of the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. The individual who holds this leadership position will serve as the executive officer of the School and report directly to the Dean of the College of Science. Candidates are expected to merit the rank of Professor with tenure, have an internationally recognized record of scholarship, and possess significant leadership experience.

The School seeks a director excited to provide leadership with shared governance in areas of:

  1. recruitment, development, and retention of faculty and staff talent;
  2. enhancing existing academic programs and developing new relevant programs and/or degrees;
  3. increasing doctoral enrollments;
  4. expanding external research funding;
  5. strengthening inclusive excellence; and
  6. establishing a strategic vision, goals, and implementation plan for the new School that aligns with Clemson.

Clemson University's strategic plan (

College of Science's strategic plan ( 

Additionally, the Director will serve on the College's leadership team. The Director is expected to demonstrate outstanding fiscal acumen in both strategic allocation of existing resources and expanding entrepreneurial revenues. The Director will work together with the Dean and the Director for Development to cultivate external support to advance the school. The University and the College are committed to building diverse and inclusive leadership with support from an NSF ADVANCE grant. We encourage applications from women, minorities and individuals with a commitment to mentoring underrepresented demographics in mathematical and statistical sciences.

In July 2018, Clemson University's Board of Trustees approved the transformation of the Department of Mathematical Sciences to the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences harnesses faculty expertise across the areas of algebra and discrete mathematics; analysis; computational mathematics; operations research; mathematical statistics and probability; and applied statistics and data science to advance the University's discovery mission and provide strong educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (B.A., B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs). The faculty have achieved national recognition in a number of areas from pure and applied research to program and classroom innovation. The School will be housed in the College of Science and is home to 90+ full time faculty and staff, 100+ graduate students, and 200+ undergraduate students. The School offers ~60,000 student credit hours annually and has an operating budget of $12M. Competitive external funding for FY18 was $2.3M. The unique breadth of the School strengthens our excellence in discovery, learning, and engagement.


Qualified candidates will have an earned doctorate in applied mathematics, data and decision science, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or related field. Additionally, candidates should currently hold the rank of professor or demonstrate a professional appointment consistent with appointment to professor with tenure in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and have a demonstrated international reputation for excellence in research.

The ideal candidate for this role will have a demonstrated record of strategic vision, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to strengthening a multidisciplinary team and the university's mission of discovery, learning, and engagement at an R-1 institution. Strong candidates will have experience proactively supporting and engaging multidisciplinary and diverse teams as well as effectively managing and engaging multiple internal and external stakeholder groups.

Finally, the ideal candidate will have a history of excellence in strategic financial management and supporting inclusion, equity, and performance excellence.


Please submit cover, curriculum vitae, and the names of five references by January 2, 2019 for full consideration. 

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Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.