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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 from immediately to August 2014. For more details, please see the descriptions below.

Current Openings

 
 

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.
 


 
 

Athletics Coordinator - Residential
 
Overview: The Athletics Coordinator assists the Director of Athletics in providing quality programming and logistical support for GSSM’s athletic and intramural programs. He/She also assists in the supervision of our athletic facility including the fitness center and athletic field, supporting wellness and safety. The Athletics Coordinator will be required to coach one sport as a part of his/her position.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with related experience in coaching and/or athletics; facility coordination experience preferred and good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to organize, and basic computer skills required. Some evening work and weekend work is expected. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with education, experience and unique capabilities.

Position Details: The Athletics Coordinator is a full-time, 10-month position with full benefits available. The position start date is flexible from now through the beginning of next school year (August 1, 2014).

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


 
 

Biology Instructor - Residential
 
As part of our expansion, we are seeking an exceptional Biology instructor. Applicants should have a Master’s degree, Ph.D. preferred, and a love of teaching. Desired qualifications include a strong content background in 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 and Ornithology. 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, including weekly two to three hour 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 GSSMPersonnel@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include the word "Biology" in the subject line.
 



 
Biology Adjunct Instructor - Residential
 
As part of our expansion, we are seeking an exceptional Biology adjunct instructor. Applicants should have a Master’s degree, Ph.D. preferred, and a love of teaching. Desired qualifications include a strong content background in 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 Principles of Biology (AP Biology), Molecular Biology, Vertebrate Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Neuroscience, Advanced Genetics and Ornithology. 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, including weekly two to three hour labs.

This is an adjunct teaching position for the 2014-2015 academic school year. 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 GSSMPersonnel@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include the words "Biology Adjunct" in the subject line.
 


 
 

Computer Science Instructor - Residential
 
As part of our expansion, we are seeking an exceptional Computer Science instructor. 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 using Java, Computer Language and Compiler Design and Digital Systems Design. 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. Forward a cover letter, resume and teaching statement, and the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to GSSMPersonnel@gssm.k12.sc.us by April 30, 2014. Please include the words "Computer Science" in the subject line.
 


 
 

Engineering Instructor - Residential
 
As part of our expansion, we are seeking an exceptional Engineering instructor. Applicants should have a Master’s degree, Ph.D. preferred, 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.

This position will be the first time GSSM has had a full-time Engineering instructor as a member of the faculty. The ideal candidate will be able to work with other GSSM faculty to develop Engineering courses and curriculum that equal the advanced courses and curriculum in our other disciplines. The ability and desire to integrate an Engineering curriculum with other disciplines is a plus.

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. Forward a cover letter, resume and the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to GSSMPersonnel@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include the words "Engineering" in the subject line.
 


 
 

English Instructor - Residential

As part of our expansion, we are seeking an exceptional English instructor. Applicants should have a Master’s degree, Ph.D. preferred, in American or English literature, and a love of teaching.  Desired qualifications include a strong content background in literature and composition and experience in teaching English 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 at the college or university level include Junior English, Senior English (Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition), Special Topics in Dramatic Literature, Introduction to Film, Writing Prose Nonfiction, Studies in the Evolution of the Hero, Contemporary Fiction and Introduction to Philosophy, along with independent studies.  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. Forward a cover letter, resume and the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to GSSMPersonnel@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include the words "English" in the subject line.
 

 
 

History Adjunct Instructor - Residential

As part of our expansion, we are seeking an exceptional History adjunct instructor. Applicants should have a Master’s degree, Ph.D. preferred, in History, and a love of teaching. Desired qualifications include a strong content background in History and experience in teaching History 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.

Current courses taught at GSSM at the college or university level include AP United States History, AP European History and a number of History electives such as African-American History and Studies in Medieval History, along with independent studies. 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. The applicant accepted for this adjunct instructor position will most likely teach AP United States History and/or AP European History.

This is an adjunct teaching position for the academic school year. A public school teaching certificate is not required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with credentials, experience and unique capabilities. Forward a cover letter, resume and the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to GSSMPersonnel@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include the words "History" in the subject line.
 


 
 

Residence Life Coordinator
 
GSSM seeks an exceptional individual as Residence Life Coordinator whose main responsibilities are to develop and supervise the residential living environment at the Governor’s School, which includes providing a safe, healthy, and fun living experience for academically advanced 11th and 12th grade students.

Persons in this position develop and offer programming focused on the whole person, provide counseling, interpret and enforce community standards, and administer discipline as necessary. Night work and weekend work are required.

The Residence Life Coordinator is a full-time state of South Carolina, 10-month, live-in position. Minimum qualifications include a bachelors in a human services related field with comparable experience, but a masters in student affairs administration, counseling, education, psychology, or related field is preferred. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and full benefits are available to include health insurance and retirement. Room and board provided.

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


 
 

Business Office Coordinator, Fiscal Analyst
 
GSSM seeks a motivated professional with exceptional skills and ethical character to serve in our Business Office, implementing fiscal management to include State Agency budgeting and accounting, the verification and documentation of financial transactions, purchasing and support of vendor and personnel functions.

Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and organizational/coordinating skills are required. This position works closely with other GSSM partners such as Federal and State agencies (Department of Education), Higher Education, vendors, private businesses and foundations.

A minimum of five years of experience is sought in a successful position with similar bookkeeping and support functions. A degree and/or certifications in business, management, secretarial sciences or other appropriate areas preferred. Quality computer skills are a must, including spreadsheet and database implementation. Experience with S.C. State Agency fiscal processes/regulations a plus, to include SCEIS, SC’s centralized computer management system for purchasing and budgeting, in addition to employment management.

Responsibilities include managing systems for efficiencies and accuracy and processing all transactions concerning payroll, budget and employment forms/ as well as generating necessary reports. Position supervises the receipt of checks and deposits.

This is a full-time, 12-month, State of South Carolina position, with full benefits available. Compensation is competitive based on qualifications and unique capabilities. Start date is targeted as July 2, 2014, but could be sooner.

Please apply electronically by submitting a cover letter, resume and completed GSSM/State of South Carolina application to GSSMPersonnel@gssm.k12.sc.us. Include "Business Office" in the subject line.

 


 
 

College Counselor
 
Recognized nationally for academic excellence where 100% of our students attend college, the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) seeks an outstanding College Counselor who will work with students, parents, faculty, and college admissions offices to support and assist students in optimizing their college choices.

This position joins a staff of two college advisors and works to develop programs that support the college and career needs of our growing and diverse student population. Counselor will steward students (and their parents) through the college admission process along with assisting them with identifying colleges that fit their interests and scholarships that can support their goals.

A master’s degree in educational guidance and counseling or other related field with a minimum of three years in a high school or admissions counseling setting is preferred. A bachelor’s degree with comparable and relevant experience in college counseling and/or admissions will be considered. Candidates with experience working with high school students in a specialized academic and/or college environment are welcomed along with experience using the Naviance system.

This is a full-time position and compensation is commensurate with qualifications, experience and unique capabilities. The position start date is flexible from now through the beginning of next school year (August 1, 2014).

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


 
 

Outreach Program Assistant
 
GSSM seeks an enthusiastic professional to provide clerical and administrative program support for our statewide outreach initiatives, including Accelerate Engineering, iTEAMS, GoSciTech and CREATEng.

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

We seek a minimum of 3 years of varied clerical and 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. Compensation is competitive based on credentials, experience and other unique qualities.

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


 
 

Outreach Instructor and Program Coordinator
 
GSSM seeks a key individual to develop and deliver innovative STEM educational enrichment activities and programs for teachers and students. As a member of the Center for Outreach team, this individual will conduct professional development sessions for teachers and STEM learning experiences for students as well as assist programs that integrate current STEM learning technologies and are designed to improve academic achievement. Some travel is required for working with partner districts and schools.

The successful candidate will possess an advanced degree in science, mathematics, education, or a related field. A minimum of five years teaching experience, curriculum and professional development training experience, and experience using STEM instructional learning technologies are preferred. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to collaborate with teachers and administrators, develop and evaluate programs, and coordinate multiple tasks. The understanding of teaching and learning, excellent interpersonal skills, and a proficiency in written and oral communication are needed.

This is a full-time 12-month position with full benefits available. Compensation is competitive based on credentials, experience and other unique qualities.

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 GSSMPersonnel@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include the words "Outreach Instructor, Coordinator" in the subject line.
 


 
 

Academic Program Coordinator - Accelerate
 

GSSM seeks an exceptional individual to serve as Accelerate Academic Program Coordinator. The successful candidate should possess exceptional leadership skills, a strong background in engineering or applied science, solid experience teaching at the undergraduate or high school level and a track record of successful program and curriculum development. Experience with distance education is a plus.

GSSM has begun a new program, Accelerate, aimed at providing a rigorous basic engineering education to exceptional students during their high school years. The program is offered virtually across the state of South Carolina. Successful completion of Accelerate will result in as many as 32 semester hours of in-state college credit depending on college choice and major. We are in the second year of a pilot program, and are actively hiring new instructors and support personnel to expand the program.

The Accelerate Academic Program Coordinator will report directly to the GSSM Director of Engineering Programs. Under the guidance of the Director, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for the development and delivery of the Accelerate curriculum, with particular attention to integrating the engineering, mathematics, sciences and English into educationally sound courses and engineering projects of interest and relevance to young people. His or her personal creativity and input will be required, as well as leadership of other faculty members. Under the guidance of the Director, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for the development and delivery of weekend and week-long summer camp experiences for the Accelerate students. Depending on course needs and candidate experience, instruction of an online course may be included in the responsibilities.

The successful applicant should have an Engineering degree or an advanced degree in science or math, with Ph.D. preferred, and five or more years experience in both teaching and administration. The ability to interact well with a broad range of the public, ranging from high school students and personnel to university faculty and deans, is necessary. Vision, leadership, initiative and excellent communications skills are vital.

This is a full-time (12 month) position with full benefits available. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Forward a cover letter, resume and the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to GSSMPersonnel@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include the words "Accelerate Academic Program Coordinator" in the subject line.
 

 


 
 

Engineering Instructors - Accelerate
 
As part of our new engineering Accelerate program, we are seeking two exceptional Engineering instructors. Applicants should have a Master’s degree, Ph.D. preferred, in Engineering, and a love of teaching. Desired qualifications include a strong content background in Engineering, experience in teaching Engineering 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. Candidates familiar with teaching distance education (virtual) courses, as well as candidates with prior engineering experience, are particularly encouraged to apply. General academic advising, and occasional evening/weekend commitments are a regular part of faculty responsibilities.

Accelerate is being developed by GSSM to cultivate the next generation of creative engineers and technical leaders by offering motivated high school students from across South Carolina an innovative and accelerated path toward college engineering degrees. The instructors selected for the teaching positions will work with other Accelerate faculty to develop an integrated engineering curriculum that will be taught virtually to high school students throughout South Carolina. In particular, these instructors will be responsible for developing and teaching Engineering courses that will be taught concurrently and integrated with Mathematics, Science and English courses.

These are full-time (10-month) teaching positions, 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 the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to GSSMPersonnel@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include the words "Accelerate Engineering" in the subject line. in the subject line.
 


 
 

Mathematics Instructor - Accelerate
 
As part of our new engineering Accelerate program, we are seeking an exceptional Mathematics instructor. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in mathematics, and a love of teaching. 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 gifted learners, and enthusiasm for teaching motivated and talented high-school-aged students. Candidates familiar with teaching distance education (virtual) courses, as well as candidates with prior engineering experience, are particularly encouraged to apply. General academic advising, and occasional evening/weekend commitments are a regular part of faculty responsibilities.

Accelerate is being developed by GSSM to cultivate the next generation of creative engineers and technical leaders by offering motivated high school students from across South Carolina an innovative and accelerated path toward college engineering degrees. The instructor selected for the teaching position will work with other Accelerate faculty to develop an integrated engineering curriculum that will be taught virtually to high school students throughout South Carolina. In particular, this instructor will be responsible for developing and teaching Pre-Calculus and Calculus for Engineers that will be taught concurrently and integrated with Engineering, Science and English courses.

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 the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to GSSMPersonnel@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include the words "Accelerate Mathematics" in the subject line.
 


 
 

Chemistry Instructor - Accelerate

As part of our new engineering Accelerate program, we are seeking an exceptional Chemistry instructor. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, and a love of teaching. Desired qualifications include a strong content background in Chemistry, experience in teaching Chemistry 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. Candidates familiar with teaching distance education (virtual) courses, as well as candidates with prior engineering experience, are particularly encouraged to apply. General academic advising and occasional evening/weekend commitments are a regular part of faculty responsibilities.

Accelerate is being developed by GSSM to cultivate the next generation of creative engineers and technical leaders by offering motivated high school students from across South Carolina an innovative and accelerated path toward college engineering degrees. The instructor selected for the teaching position will work with other Accelerate faculty to develop an integrated engineering curriculum that will be taught virtually to high school students throughout South Carolina. In particular, this instructor will be responsible for developing and teaching Chemistry for Engineers including labs that will be taught concurrently and integrated with Engineering, Mathematics and English courses.

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 the GSSM/State of South Carolina application to GSSMPersonnel@gssm.k12.sc.us and include the words “Accelerate Chemistry” 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.