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Executive Director, Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC), Georgia Institute of Technology

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The College of Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology announces a search for Executive Director of the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC).  CEISMC, established in 1991, has as its primary goal “to ensure that K-12 students in Georgia and across the nation receive the best possible preparation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as they seek their place in the modern world”. CEISMC serves as a bridge to link the enormous accomplishments and talents of Georgia Tech faculty and students with the tremendous opportunities to partner with K-12 schools, community organizations, corporations, and policy makers to improve the accessibility and quality of STEM education.

The Executive Director of CEISMC will provide the vision needed to revolutionize K-12 education by harnessing Georgia Tech’s world-class STEM expertise.  The Director will build and forge dynamic relationships between Georgia Tech, K-12 schools and districts, community leaders, and key state educational partners who, together, will create innovative, effective STEM programming that enhances STEM interest and achievement for elementary, middle and high school students, especially those under-represented in STEM.   The Director will chair the Georgia Tech STEM Education Council, which advises Georgia Tech on K-12 STEM matters and promotes intra-campus coherence and information-exchange.    As Georgia Tech’s ambassador of K-12 STEM education, the Director will spearhead communication (via 21st century media channels) of Georgia Tech’s STEM educational efforts for both K-12 activities and public outreach/community partnership contributions.    In sum, the Director will inspire and lead Georgia-Tech-infused systemic transformation of K-12 STEM education at local, state, national and international levels.

Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in science, engineering, computing, mathematics or STEM education.  They should have experience managing distributed organizations and working with K-12 schools and districts.  Experience in working with university faculty and undergraduate and graduate students in STEM fields is essential.  A background in conducting STEM education research or designing and implementing innovative STEM education in formal or informal settings is highly desirable.  Strong candidates will possess a track record demonstrating the development of relationships that help secure extra-mural funding.   Grant-writing and evaluation expertise are important as is familiarity with state and federal education and research funding agencies.  Development skills, including work with corporate and private foundations and donors, are also highly valued.  

The Executive Director will report directly to the Dean of the College of Sciences and will be advised by both internal and external advisory boards.  This is a full-time, 12 month position. Rank and tenure status are open, as is the possibility of an associate deanship in the College of Sciences. Salary will be commensurate with expertise.

Applications should include a letter of interest, complete curriculum vitae, including research, teaching and administrative experience, and names and contact information for five professional references.
Please send applications to, or by regular mail to CEISMC Executive Director Search, Dean’s Office, College of Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA  30332-0365.
Review of materials will begin October 1, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal education/employment opportunity institution.