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Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, and Associate Professor of Biostatics

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This is a, 12-month position. For further information, email Dr. Alton Johnson, Dean and Director of CSU Land Grant Programs at

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number 0800749
Classification Title Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, and Associate Professor of Biostatics
Working Title Chair/Biostatician
Department 1890 Land Grant Research
Job Summary/Basic Function

This is a 12 month position in the in the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) at Central State University (CSU) which houses the 1890 Land Grant Program at the University. We are in search of a faculty at the level of Associate Professor who has appropriate background to be tenured at the University and provide leadership to the Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Department. The faculty member is expected to have a background in bio-statistics and will also assist the research and extension activities under the Land Grant Program. The duties will be split as 50% in chairing the department and 50% in the research associated with the land grant program. As a chair, the selected candidate will be responsible for the operation of the department and will interface with the Dean of CSE and the faculty members of the Department. As the statistician for the Land Grant Program, the selected candidate will assist the research and other projects in the program by designing and applying statistical principles and techniques for collecting, organizing and interpreting quantifiable data, and use statistical methodologies to produce statistical reports and analyses for National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the USDA and other purposes. The land grant program will involve research and program implementation projects in the areas of agriculture, health and nutrition, community development and natural resources. The selected candidate is expected to work with published data from various sources, suggest experimental designs for the researchers in the program, assist in the statistical validation of the research results, and evaluate the success of projects on a statistical basis. As a bio-statistician, the selected candidate is expected to assist in the preparation of reports on the impacts of the various projects to NIFA and other agencies as required.


• Develop short-term and long-term goals and objectives for the department
• Coordinate faculty teaching schedules each semester
• Evaluate non-tenured and tenured faculty consistent with the guidelines set in the university contract and faculty handbook
• Supervise department faculty and staff
• Represent the position of faculty in the department to the university
• Attend, participate, and lead all required activities for the mathematics curriculum as set by the Ohio Board of Regents Mathematics Initiative
• Coordinate articulation agreements for the mathematics and computer science programs with national and international institutions.
• Participate in departmental, college, university committees and other service activities to enhance the role and mission of the university.
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Dean.
• Liaise with the Associate Director for Research and researchers to determine subject or area to be surveyed or examined.
• Specify the data to be collected and methodology to be used in collection and analysis.
• Evaluate and describe reliability and utility of source information.
• Analyze and interpret data and produce relevant statistics to describe and infer particular trends and patterns.
• Produce reports based on results from surveys.
• Evaluate the effectiveness of research and other related activities.
• Develop and provide instruction in bio-statistics for the undergraduate students in the College as required.
• Remain current in the filed through publications and by attending appropriate conferences in his/her field of specialty

Minimum Qualifications

• PhD in Bio-statistics, or related field with experience in applications to agriculture, health and nutrition, community development and natural resources.
• Evidence of peer-reviewed publications in the areas of bio-statistics
• Demonstrated skill in generating statistical reports
• Experience and interest in advancing the skill sets.

Preferred Qualifications

• Evidence of interdisciplinary collaborations or potential for collaborations both within and external to a research institution/university.
• Involvement with recognized professional associations or organizations.
• Transfer information through scholarly publications, patents and presentations at scientific meetings and through technology transfer to agriculture and industry groups.
• Ability to generate grant proposals for research and service oriented projects.
• Demonstrate an interdisciplinary research orientation between the different fields in the program
• Dedication to ensuring excellence in research and to guide students Experience and interest in guiding and mentoring students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds engaged in research
• Strong evidence of scholarship and research, particularly scholarly publications. Consideration will be given to such subsidiary evidence as direction of, or significant participation in research projects, participation in scholarly activities of learned societies, and professional consultative services.
• Ability to generate grant proposals for research, teaching, and services.
• Knowledge of accreditation and program review processes for the computer science and/or mathematics programs
• Experience and interest in teaching and working with students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
• Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the role of a comprehensive college in a multi-cultural setting.
• Involvement with recognized professional associations or organizations.

Posting Date
Closing Date
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

This is a, 12-month position. For further information, email Dr. Alton Johnson, Dean and Director of CSU Land Grant Programs at

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Letter of Reference 1
  5. Letter of Reference 2
  6. Letter of Reference 3
  7. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents