Director, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) is seeking its next Director, to begin the position no later than July 1, 2018. Candidates with vision, energy and experience are encouraged to apply. The appointment will be coincident with appointment as a tenured faculty member at one of the SAMSI partner universities: Duke University, North Carolina State University, or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Director has primary responsibility for the scientific leadership of SAMSI and for the administrative and financial functions required to realize the scientific vision. She or he will be a scholar with an international reputation of research in statistics, applied mathematics or a closely related field. SAMSI has a strong record of interdisciplinary research covering a wide variety of biological, physical and social sciences, and is seeking to expand actively in the fields of computing and data science. In addition, the Director is expected to have experience in university or departmental administration, and a willingness to provide leadership in other areas of importance to SAMSI including fundraising, education and outreach, and diversity.

SAMSI is a mathematical sciences institute whose primary source of funding is the National Science Foundation. Day to day management is in the hands of a Directorate consisting of the Director, the Deputy Director, two Associate Directors and an Operations Director. Financial and personnel management of the institute are overseen by a Governing Board chaired by Professor Robert Calderbank (Duke), including representatives of all three partner universities as well as the American Statistical Association and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The selection of research programs is overseen by a National Advisory Committee consisting of leading national researchers in statistics, applied mathematics and disciplinary sciences. The Director has ultimate responsibility for all the financial and personnel decisions of the Institute, for liaison with the partner universities and the National Science Foundation, for working with the Operations Director on management of the staff and the facilities, and for long-term planning including fundraising. The Director also works closely with the Deputy and Associate Directors to provide ongoing oversight of SAMSI research programs and of the institute’s education, outreach and diversity activities.

SAMSI is located in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. The region is rich in terms of statistical and applied mathematical expertise, and in interdisciplinary scientists which are essential to many SAMSI programs.

Candidates are asked to send a CV and cover letter to Review of applications will begin February 2, 2017 and will continue until position is filled.

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Candidates are asked to send a CV and cover letter to Applications will receive fullest consideration if received by February 1, 2017 and applications will remain open until the position is filled.

SAMSI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer