Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences Department Chair Fall 2020 - Tenure Track

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Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences Department Chair Fall 2020 - Tenure Track

Ref. No.: MACT CHAIR F2020

Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, faculty are entitled to generous benefits.


Job Description:

In addition to providing the essential foundation for all Sciences and Engineering programs, and electives to the University-wide community, the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science (MACT) provides rigorous pedagogy to Mathematics majors, as well as its applied Actuarial Science and newly launched Data Science program. The latter established in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and being the first of its kind in Egypt and the MENA region. In that context, MACT welcomes applicants that are well-grounded in Mathematics and its diverse applications, with the flexibility to participate in the curriculum across various sub-disciplines, from freshmen to graduate.

Applicants should be committed to excellent classroom teaching and learning as well as demonstrating a strong research record (senior faculty) or a clear potential for research (junior faculty). Preference will be given to applicants who will contribute to the Department, School, University, and the outside communities in the field. English is required as it is the language of instruction at AUC. Research opportunities within the School of Sciences and Engineering and with colleagues across AUC are strongly encouraged.

The American University in Cairo's School of Sciences and Engineering (SSE) seeks an innovative and dynamic leader for MACT with demonstrated abilities and who will build on departmental strengths, recruit and mentor outstanding faculty, promote scholarly initiatives and will be a strong advocate to both internal University and external constituencies. The Department offers three four-year undergraduate programs leading to one of three Bachelor degrees in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, and the newly established Data Science.

The Department's faculty have diverse interests and expertise. The department is committed to building collaborative partnerships. This is reflected in our recruiting energetic faculty to the department. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions and collaborations exist not only within other departments and within schools at AUC, but also with external professional entities and regional academic institutions.

The Chair must be able to provide strong leadership and promote a powerful vision for the advancement of the department's mission and goals. The department is seeking to increase its stature and reputation while maintaining its culture of instructional excellence. The Chair will be responsible for working effectively with the department's faculty in an open and participatory manner, with an eye towards innovation and faculty development. In collaboration with the departmental faculty, the Chair will oversee recruitment efforts, assist in the development of curricula, make recommendations to the Dean regarding all programmatic and personnel matters including evaluation of programs, faculty and staff, prepares schedule of classes, and administer all departmental budgets.


Requirements:

The successful candidate will have an exemplary record of scholarly achievement along with strong leadership potential. It is expected that candidates for this position will have an earned doctorate holding a PhD in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Data Science or a related field and a level of stature in the field sufficient at a minimum to merit tenure-eligible appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in this essential department. Highly desirable qualities include an understanding of the current needs and future directions of the field of mathematics and quantitative sciences and related areas in general, as well as within the department and school, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, pedagogical and personnel, and skills in academic leadership, student relations, mentoring, industrial and alumni relations.

Applicants should be committed to excellent classroom teaching and learning. Preference will be given to applicants who have a demonstrable record of innovation, and contribution to Department, School, University, and the outside communities in the field.


Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:

An updated CV; a letter of interest; a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); a copy of the graduate transcript (junior faculty) and copies of most significant publications (senior faculty); and three reference letters to be sent directly by the recommender to Dr. Hassan El-Fawal, Dean of the School of Science and Engineering, at [email protected] with a CC to the current Chair of the Department, Dr. Ali Hadi at [email protected]

Applicants should apply online and include the above documents.

URL: www.aucegypt.edu/about/jobs/faculty-vacancies



To apply, please visit: http://www.aucegypt.edu/about/jobs







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Posted: 9/8/2020
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