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Memorial University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The Headship is for a renewable three-year term and is to be filled at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

The Department includes more than 40 full-time faculty with diverse and active research programs and is also very active in teaching. The undergraduate program typically has 100 undergraduate majors and 6500 total course registrations. About 70 graduate students are enrolled in our M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs.

The appointed Head will provide an active leadership role in the continued growth and development of the Department. Beyond a strong record of research and teaching, applicants should have an excellent record of administrative experience and leadership appropriate to this role. They should also possess superior communication and interpersonal skills.

Letters of application including a statement of how the Department might develop under the candidate’s leadership, a detailed curriculum vitae and the names of three referees (of whom at least two are expected to address the applicant’s leadership qualities) should be sent to

Dr. Mark Abrahams, Dean, Faculty of Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL A1B 3X7, Canada
Fax: 709-864-3316

Applications will be treated in confidence. The deadline for receipt of all materials is January 28, 2019. This appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 17,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a very safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


The Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society, which dates from 1979, has a growing presence in industrial, mathematical, scientific and technological circles within and outside of Canada.

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