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Great teachers, students & environment = the S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM). GSSM is growing and requires additional outstanding team members to join the faculty, administration and staff in our residential and outreach programs. Start dates vary. For more details, please see the descriptions below.

Current Openings

Associate Program Administrator - Accelerate
 
 

Governor's School for Science and Mathematics Nondiscrimination Statement

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability in admission to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be made to Mr. Ernie Boyd, Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, 401 Railroad Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550, 843-383-3906.  For further information on federal non-discrimination regulations, including Title IX, contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at OCR.DC@ed.gov or call 1(800) 421-3481.
 


 
 

President

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) seeks an experienced executive to lead the School as the current president has elected to retire. The president is the chief executive officer of the School and reports to the Board of Trustees.

GSSM is a two-year, public, residential high school for students talented in and passionate about science and math. Our students are some of the most advanced and motivated juniors and seniors in the state.  Because of the outstanding education the students receive, there is a competitive application process, which ensures a highly qualified and diverse student body. All graduates attend college, and nearly 80% of alumni pursue post-graduate or professional degrees. A wide variety of college-level courses are offered in science, mathematics, economics and engineering, with an equally strong complement of humanities offerings. Nearly 260 students are currently in residence, with plans to grow to 288, and various outreach programs, including a college-level engineering program, reach nearly 5,000 students each year. The school is fully funded by the State of South Carolina.

The presidency requires an advanced degree, preferably in science, engineering or mathematics, with a terminal degree preferred. Five years’ experience in a senior leadership position is required, with both academic and business experience preferred. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to provide visionary leadership to senior academics in a collegial and participative manner. In addition to an understanding of science, he or she should have a sound understanding of the executive functions supporting the president, including finance, marketing, operations, human resources, community outreach and education. The new president must interact effectively with people from all walks of life, from the Governor, members of the General Assembly, and college presidents to faculty, students, parents and the public at large.

Founded in 1988 under the leadership of former Governor Carroll Campbell and Charles W. Coker, then president of Sonoco Products Company, the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics is an innovative high school for academically motivated juniors and seniors pursing studies in science, technology, engineering and math. The School, located in Hartsville, South Carolina, moved into a new, state of the art building in 2003 and in 2010, two new wings were added: the Academic Center and the Student Activities Center.

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics in the search. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination including contact information for the nominee. Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, a curriculum vitae or resume and five references. Submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Jan Greenwood, Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Julie Holley, Principal
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272
Email: jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com
Email: bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com
Email: julieholley@greenwoodsearch.com

 


 
 

Engineering Instructor - Residential
 
GSSM seeks an exceptional Engineering instructor to start by August 2015 to continue building a strong Engineering program grounded in project-based learning that emphasizes design. Applicants should have a Master’s degree, Ph.D. preferred, in a one of the Engineering disciplines or closely related field and a love of teaching.

Desired qualifications include a strong content background in Engineering and experience in teaching Engineering at college or advanced high school levels, knowledge and application of technology, an understanding of gifted learners, enthusiasm for teaching motivated and talented high-school-aged students and an ability to advise students in the completion of senior research projects. General academic advising, committee meetings, student activity advising, and occasional evening/weekend commitments are a regular part of faculty responsibilities.

Current courses taught at GSSM at the college or university level include Engineering Principles and Engineering Mechanics. GSSM encourages the introduction of new courses. Courses offered will vary each semester depending on the interests and expertise of instructors, and on student interest.

This is a full-time (10-month) teaching position, with full benefits available. A public school teaching certificate is not required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with credentials, experience and unique capabilities.

GSSM offers a wonderful teaching environment with motivated and talented students in a residential setting and is recognized among the top public elite high schools in the nation. We are a statewide, public residential high school for 11th and 12th graders specializing in the advanced study of science and mathematics. Historically, GSSM has maintained a 10:1 student to faculty ratio. Nearly 80% of the faculty members have earned doctoral degrees. Over five years, our students’ SAT average is 2059.

Please apply electronically as soon as possible.  Preferably in one pdf file, forward a cover letter, resume and teaching statement, along with the GSSM application available at GSSM/State of South Carolina application to careers@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include the words "Engineering" in the subject line. All positions are “open until filled.”

 

 


 
 

Biology Instructor - Residential
 
GSSM seeks an exceptional Biology instructor to start by August 2015.  Applicants should have a Master’s degree, Ph.D. preferred, and a love of teaching.  Desired qualifications include a strong content background in Biology, especially Vertebrae Biology, and experience in teaching Biology at college or advanced high school levels, knowledge and application of technology, an understanding of gifted learners, enthusiasm for teaching motivated and talented high-school-aged students and an ability to advise students in the completion of senior research projects.  General academic advising, committee meetings, student activity advising, and occasional evening/weekend commitments are a regular part of faculty responsibilities.

Current courses taught at GSSM at the college or university level include AP Biology, Molecular Biology, Vertebrate Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Neuroscience, Advanced Genetics, Botany and Biological Evolution. GSSM encourages the introduction of new courses. Courses offered will vary each semester depending on the interests and expertise of instructors, and on student interest.

This is a full-time (10-month) teaching position, with full benefits available.  A public school teaching certificate is not required.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with credentials, experience and unique capabilities.

GSSM offers a wonderful teaching environment with motivated and talented students in a residential setting and is recognized among the top public elite high schools in the nation.  We are a statewide, public residential high school for 11th and 12th graders specializing in the advanced study of science and mathematics. Historically, GSSM has maintained a 10:1 student to faculty ratio.  Nearly 80% of the faculty members have earned doctoral degrees.  Over five years, our students’ SAT average is 2059.

Please apply electronically as soon as possible.  Preferably in one pdf file, forward a cover letter, resume and teaching statement, along with the GSSM application available at GSSM/State of South Carolina application to careers@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include the words "Biology" in the subject line.

 

 


 
 

French Instructor - Residential
 
GSSM seeks an exceptional French instructor to start by August 2015. Applicants should have a Master’s degree, Ph.D. preferred, and a love of teaching. Desired qualifications include a strong content background in French and experience in teaching French at college or advanced high school levels, knowledge and application of technology, an understanding of gifted learners and enthusiasm for teaching motivated and talented high-school-aged students. General academic advising, committee meetings, student activity advising, and occasional evening/weekend commitments are a regular part of faculty responsibilities.

Current courses taught at GSSM include French I – V and AP French. GSSM encourages the introduction of new courses. Courses offered will vary each semester depending on the interests and expertise of instructors, and on student interest. GSSM offers a unique opportunity to teach these subjects during weekly lectures and language labs.

This is a full-time (10-month) teaching position, with full benefits available. A public school teaching certificate is not required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with credentials, experience and unique capabilities.

GSSM offers a wonderful teaching environment with motivated and talented students in a residential setting and is recognized among the top public elite high schools in the nation. We are a statewide, public residential high school for 11th and 12th graders specializing in the advanced study of science and mathematics. Historically, GSSM has maintained a 10:1 student to faculty ratio. Nearly 80% of the faculty members have earned doctoral degrees. Over five years, our students’ SAT average is 2059.

Please apply electronically. Forward a cover letter, resume and teaching statement, along with the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to careers@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include the words "French" in the subject line.

 

 


 
 

Computer Science Instructor - Residential
 
GSSM seeks an exceptional Computer Science instructor to start by August 2015. Applicants should have a Master’s degree, Ph.D. preferred, and a love of teaching. Desired qualifications include a strong content background in Computer Science and experience in teaching Computer Science at college or advanced high school levels, knowledge and application of technology, an understanding of gifted learners, enthusiasm for teaching motivated and talented high-school-aged students and an ability to advise students in the completion of senior research projects. General academic advising, committee meetings, student activity advising, and occasional evening/weekend commitments are a regular part of faculty responsibilities.

Current courses taught at GSSM at the college or university level include AP Computer Science, Robotics, Data Structures, Mobile Applications, Game Development, and Digital Graphics. Knowledge of C++, Java, and /or Python programming languages is preferred. GSSM encourages the introduction of new courses. Courses offered will vary each semester depending on the interests and expertise of instructors, and on student interest.

This is a full-time (10-month) teaching position, with full benefits available. A public school teaching certificate is not required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with credentials, experience and unique capabilities.

Please apply electronically. Forward a cover letter, resume and teaching statement, along with the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to careers@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include the words "Computer Science" in the subject line.

 

 


 
 

IT System Database Administrator - Residential
 
GSSM seeks an exceptional IT professional to serve as Database Administrator. This is a key position in the GSSM organization responsible for the acquisition, deployment, and management of information systems used by GSSM constituents, including, but not limited to students, faculty, staff, and families. This includes ongoing needs assessment, security, planning with colleagues in all areas, reporting and auditing. The selected candidate will work closely with other IT colleagues to accomplish direct job responsibilities and also to provide backup assistance in other areas when needed.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Master’s degree preferred), five years of full-time successful experience in a comparable role, thorough understanding of database and application security, design, deployment and management, warehousing, archival, scripting and testing in small-medium scale organizations. Higher or secondary education experience is helpful. Infrequent evening and weekend work is required and should be expected.

The Database/Security Administrator is a full-time, 12-month position with benefits available. The position target start date is July 6, 2015. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with education, experience and unique qualifications. GSSM is a nationally recognized advanced educational institution, featuring both a residential program and Statewide Outreach programs.

Please apply electronically. Forward a cover letter and resume, along with the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to careers@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include "Database/Security Administrator" in the subject line.

 


 
 

Director of Facilities - Residential
 

GSSM seeks an exceptional individual to manage our multi-faceted facilities, responsible for ensuring the campus buildings, systems and grounds support the programmatic goals of GSSM. This includes residential (dormitory), academic, athletics and student services. Focus is on ensuring quality and functionality, providing for maintenance, security, improvements and safety of a 211,000 sq. ft. campus and grounds. Target start date is August 1, 2015.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervise/implement maintenance of building and grounds, manage internal staff and contractual work
  • Produce and use short and long-term facility management plans and reporting with data
  • Provide direct maintenance & repair as efficiently as possible with 24/7 availability
  • Manage Public Safety on-campus
  • Coordinate facility improvements

Qualifications include:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, computer skills
  • Strong background in maintenance, plumbing, electrical, HVAC systems, construction
  • Demonstrated success in managing a large facility
  • Engineering or related degree desired, and/or appropriate combination of certification and experience

This is a full-time State of S.C. position with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience, credentials and unique qualifications. GSSM is an advanced residential high school with statewide outreach programs.

Please apply electronically. Forward a cover letter and resume, along with the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to careers@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include "Facility" in the subject line.

 


 
 

Director of College Counseling and Advising - Residential
 

As a school recognized for academic excellence where 100% of our students attend college, SCGSSM invites applications for the Director of College Counseling and Advising. The Director will lead the unit and work with students, parents, faculty, and college admissions offices to support and assist students in optimizing their college choices.

The Director, which is a new position, will provide direct supervision for two college advisors and work to develop programs that support the college and career needs of our growing and diverse student population. He/She will also steward students (and their parents) through the college admission process along with assisting them in identifying colleges that fit their interests and scholarships that can supplement their educations. This professional will also manage a cohort of students through the college admissions process.

A master’s degree in educational guidance and counseling or related field with seven to ten years of full-time, progressive experience is required along with a thorough understanding of the professional landscape in college admissions and a successful record in assisting families in navigating the process. Candidates with experience working with advanced high school students in a specialized academic and/or college environment are preferred. Experience using the Naviance system is encouraged. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in all aspects of the college advising portfolio.

This is a full-time position with State benefits and a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The preferred start date is January 2016 (or sooner), but the position will remain open until filled.

Please apply electronically. Forward a cover letter and resume, along with the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to careers@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include "College Counseling and Advising" in the subject line.

 


 
 

Student Activity Center (SAC) Coordinator - Residential
 

GSSM seeks an energetic individual to serve as our SAC Coordinator. This position manages the Student Activity Center and assists with the development and implementation of programs and activities to support the holistic development of an increasingly diverse student body under the direction of the Director of Student Engagement.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required with related and demonstrated experience in social/recreational and diverse programming for teenagers and facility coordination preferred. Good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to organize, schedule, maintain, manage the space, and basic computer skills along with a valid driver’s license are also required.

Position Details: The Student Activity Center Coordinator is a part to full-time position. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with education, experience and unique qualifications.

GSSM is recognized among the top public elite high schools in the nation. We are a statewide, public residential high school for 11th and 12th graders specializing in the advanced study of science and mathematics. All of our students live on campus.

Please apply electronically. Forward a cover letter and resume, along with the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to careers@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include "SAC Coordinator" in the subject line.

 


 
 

Associate Program Administrator - Accelerate Engineering
 

As part of the growth of Accelerate - SCGSSM’s new statewide engineering program for advanced high school students - we are seeking an exceptional Associate Program Administrator.

Accelerate is being offered by SCGSSM to cultivate the next generation of creative engineers and technical leaders, providing motivated high school students from across South Carolina an innovative and accelerated path toward college engineering degrees. The person selected for this position will work with other Accelerate staff and faculty to implement an integrated engineering curriculum that is taught through live teleconferencing to high school students throughout South Carolina. More information about the program is available at www.scgssm.org/accelerate.

The Associate Program Administrator will be a liaison between SCGSSM and partner school districts and high schools across the state of South Carolina. The successful candidate will: provide information to districts and schools regarding the Accelerate program; recruit qualified, motivated students; facilitate appropriate delivery of courses, including scheduling; create local student support networks, to include school faculty, staff and parents; ensure maintenance of state graduation standards; and create team and community spirit for the program. As schedules allow, the target start date is in August, 2015.

Applicants should have a Master’s degree, Ph.D. preferred, in Education or a closely related field, and a strong interest in talented high school students. Desired qualifications include experience in teaching or educational administration, knowledge and experience in the application of technology to education, an understanding of gifted learners, and enthusiasm for motivated and talented high school students. Candidates familiar with content in science, engineering, or mathematics, or with teaching distance education or blended online courses are particularly encouraged to apply. The position will preferentially be located at SCGSSM in Hartsville, SC, or centrally in SC, and significant in-state travel is required. This position also requires occasional evening/weekend commitments.

This is a full-time, 12-month position, with benefits available. Salary is competitive and commensurate with credentials, experience and unique capabilities.

Please apply electronically. Forward a cover letter and resume, along with the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to careers@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include the words “Accelerate Program” in the subject line.

 


 
 

Robotics/Computer Science Instructor - PULSE
 
Darlington County School District (DCSD) and the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) offer a unique opportunity to teach Robotics courses and Computer Science courses beginning August 2015. The position is part of the PULSE (Partnership for Unparalleled Local Scholastic Excellence) initiative where DCSD and GSSM together implement advanced courses.

The duties of the position will include teaching Robotics and Computer Science at Hartsville High School and at the Darlington County Institute of Technology (DCIT). Duties also include developing curriculum for current and future courses.

The ideal candidate will hold a Master’s or Ph.D. in either Computer Science or a related field, and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for and a commitment to teaching at the high school level. A valid teacher certification for S.C. is required or the ability to obtain such certification, perhaps through transfer from another state.

This is a ten-month, full-time and permanent teaching position with the Darlington County School District. Salary is competitive and full benefit options are available, to include health and retirement options.

Please apply electronically. Forward a cover letter, resume, teaching statement and the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to careers@gssm.k12.sc.us. Include the words "PULSE Robotics" in the subject line.

For clarification or questions, please contact Dr. Jerome Reyes.  

 

 
 

Mathematics Instructor and Program Coordinator - Outreach
 
GSSM seeks an exceptional Mathematics instructor and program coordinator to develop and deliver innovative distance education (virtual) mathematics courses in partnership with school districts across the state. Working with the GSSM Center for Outreach team, this individual will also conduct professional development sessions for teachers and STEM learning experiences for students that integrate cutting edge STEM learning technologies.

The successful candidate will possess an advanced degree in mathematics, mathematics education, or a related field. Desired qualifications include a strong content background in mathematics, experience in teaching mathematics at college or advanced high school levels, knowledge and application of technology, an understanding of diverse learners, and enthusiasm for teaching and developing STEM educational experiences for students and teachers. Candidates familiar with teaching distance education (virtual) courses are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to collaborate with teachers and administrators, develop and evaluate programs, coordinate multiple tasks, and work in a collaborative team setting.

This is a full-time 12-month position with benefits available. Compensation is competitive based on credentials, experience and other unique qualifications. Some travel is required for working with partner districts and schools.

Located in Hartsville, S.C., GSSM is an advanced residential high school with statewide outreach programs delivered to improve and support the STEM achievement of students and teachers across S.C.

Please apply electronically. Forward a cover letter, resume, and the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to careers@gssm.k12.sc.us. Include the words "Outreach Math" in the subject line.
 

 

 
 

Program Assistant - Outreach
 
GSSM seeks an enthusiastic professional to provide clerical and administrative program support for our diverse statewide outreach initiatives.

Through GSSM’s Center for Science Education and Outreach, the Program Assistant will be responsible for support that will include scheduling, coordination, preparing data and information reports, processing information requests and program applications. Additional functions include preparing correspondence, arranging conference calls, and greeting/hosting visitors. The successful candidate must effectively communicate and collaborate with diverse groups and co-workers, be a team player, and provide attention to detail.

We seek a minimum of 4 years of varied clerical and executive administrative assistant experience and supportive degree and/or credentials. A demonstrated proficiency in the use of personal computers including word processing, spreadsheet, and database software is needed. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

This is a full-time 12-month position with full benefits available. Compensation is competitive based on credentials, experience and other unique capabilities. Some travel and weekend work is required.

Located in Hartsville, S.C., GSSM is an advanced residential high school with statewide outreach programs delivered to improve and support the STEM achievement of students and teachers across S.C.

Please apply electronically. Forward a cover letter, resume, and the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to careers@gssm.k12.sc.us. Include the words "Outreach Program Assistant" in the subject line.

 

Governor's School for Science and Mathematics Nondiscrimination Statement

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability in admission to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be made to Mr. Ernie Boyd, Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, 401 Railroad Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550, 843-383-3906.  For further information on federal non-discrimination regulations, including Title IX, contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at OCR.DC@ed.gov or call 1(800) 421-3481.