Seeking applications for a new Mathematics and Statistics Center Director

The Wake Forest University Department of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking applications for a new Mathematics and Statistics Center Director, pending financial approval. This individual will be hired as an Assistant Teaching Professor or as an Assistant Professor of the Practice, depending on qualifications, with the position to begin July 1, 2020. Hiring at the Associate level may be considered under exceptional circumstances.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordinating and running the Mathematics and Statistics Center at Wake Forest University, including:

    • Training graduate and undergraduate tutors,

    • Hiring and assigning tutors each semester,

    • Directing day-to-day operations, and

    • Facilitating our calculus prep course (MST 105L) with the support of a graduate student TA;

  • Teaching 1-2 classes per semester; and

  • Engaging in faculty service.

Normal duties for this position will include the two summer sessions, and will require some weekday evening work hours when the Mathematics and Statistics Center is open.

The Ideal Candidate Will:

  • Have a PhD in Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics Education or Statistics Education, and

  • Have 3+ years of relevant experience with tutoring centers or tutor coordination and training.

Minimum Qualifications Include:

  • A Masters in Mathematics or Statistics, or a PhD in Mathematics Education or Statistical Education,

  • Some relevant experience with tutoring centers or tutor coordination and training, and

  • Experience supporting or working with a diverse student population.

This position is not eligible for tenure, but it is eligible for promotion to Associate and Full Teaching Professor or Professor of the Practice and for renewal with progressively longer-term contracts. Teaching Professionals at Wake Forest are eligible for all of the same professional rights and resources afforded tenure track faculty except research leaves and tenure. This includes professional development support, such as departmental and college travel funds.

The department has thirty-six faculty members. We offer the following undergraduate degrees: a B.A. and a B.S. in Mathematics, a B.A. and a B.S. in Mathematical Statistics, a B.S. in Applied Mathematics, and a B.S. in each of Mathematical Business and Mathematical Economics. The department also has a graduate program offering an M.A. with a track in each of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.  The department is committed to providing an atmosphere that attracts and supports diversity among its students, staff, and faculty.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, and in graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities. With 5,300 undergraduates and 3,100 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “Pro Humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to

A complete application will include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation, at least two of which largely address relevant experience and teaching.  The letter of application must include a detailed explanation of the candidate’s vision for the Mathematics and Statistics Center, as well as a statement of the candidate’s intentions or plans for attracting and working with a diverse student population. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to guarantee full consideration, applications should be completed by March 6, 2020. Applicants are encouraged to post materials electronically at . Paper materials can be sent to Dr. Sarah Raynor, Wake Forest University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, P.O. Box 7388, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.  For more information, contact Dr. Raynor at or see our website at

Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

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