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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

 
 

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

 


 
 

Director of Campus Life - Residential

GSSM seeks an exceptional professional to serve as Director of Campus Life. This position is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the housing program, which includes approximately 300 students. This includes policy and program design; development and implementation of the program; supervision and staff development for residential staff (professional and paraprofessional), the room assignment process and the holistic development of residents. GSSM is residential and serves minor students, advanced in academics. The Director must be mindful of where students are developmentally; responding effectively to student needs and parent expectations.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in counseling, student personnel administration, higher education administration, or related field with five to seven years of full-time, progressive residence life experience preferably with high school or undergraduate students. A background in programming, staff training, and conduct are also required. Evening and weekend work is required and should be expected.

Position Details: The Director of Campus Life is a full-time state of South Carolina, 12-month position with full benefits. The position start date is flexible between now and June 17, 2015. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with education, experience and unique qualifications.

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

 


 
 

Director of Student Engagement - Residential

GSSM seeks a creative and energetic professional to serve as Director of Student Engagement. This position provides oversight for coordinating, developing, evaluating, and supervising a full range of activities and programs for the student body. The Director in responsible for developing a comprehensive co-curricular program within a highly rigorous academic setting, supporting Student Development’s mission to make the out-of-class experience as educationally purposeful as the in-class experience, supporting the holistic development of all students, socially and culturally.

Qualifications: Qualifications sought include a master’s degree in counseling, student personnel administration, higher education administration, or related field with two years of experience (preferred). A bachelor’s degree with three to five years of related experience in a demonstrated successful program will be considered. Direct experience in developing and implementing diverse programs is required and managing such programs for gifted upper level high school students in a specialized academic setting is considered a plus. Evening and weekend work is required and should be expected.

Position Details: The Director of Student Engagement is a full-time 12-month position with full benefits available. The position start date is flexible between now and June 17, 2015. 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. Include "Student Engagement" in the subject line.

 


 
 

Director of Outreach Programs
 
GSSM seeks an exceptional individual to serve as Director of Outreach Programs. This individual will be responsible for the coordination, management, implementation, and evaluation of key programs including iTEAMS and CREATEng as well as support for GSSM's other Outreach initiatives, all of which raise academic standards statewide by working with teachers, students and schools.

The successful applicant will have a Bachelor's or an advanced degree in science or mathematics, or an equivalent degree in a field related to science education or program management. A minimum of five years program coordination, teaching, curriculum development, professional development training, or other related experience are preferred.

Candidates should demonstrate the ability to collaborate with school district administrators and faculty, develop and monitor program timelines, coordinate the ideas of others, delegate, work independently and as a part of a team, and coordinate multiple tasks. Knowledge and familiarity of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational programs and camps for middle school through high school education are a plus. Leadership, initiative, organization, and excellent interpersonal, administrative and communication skills are vital.

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. Learn more about GSSM's outreach programs here.

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

 


 
 

Research & Outreach Coordinator
 
GSSM seeks an exceptional individual to coordinate and expand our rigorous student research program. The Research & Outreach Coordinator is responsible for collaborating with college, university, and business research partners to develop and match research opportunities for our advanced high school students. In addition, the position supports GSSM’s other Outreach initiatives, all of which raise academic standards statewide by working with colleges, universities, instructors, students and school districts.

The successful applicant should have an advanced degree in science, mathematics, or a related field. Qualifications sought include experience in research and teaching at the advanced high school or college levels, STEM program development, coordination, and evaluation, and a knowledge of successful STEM educational programs for gifted and talented students. Candidates should demonstrate an enthusiasm to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students, the ability to work independently and as a part of a team, and the skill to coordinate multiple tasks. Initiative, organization, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are needed.

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. The position is available immediately, with start date targeted for April, as candidate availability allows.

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 a completed GSSM/State of South Carolina application to careers@gssm.k12.sc.us. Please include the words "Research" in the subject line.
 

 


 
 

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 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. Preferably in one pdf file, 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 "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.

 

 


 
 

Chemistry Instructor - Accelerate
 
As part of our new engineering Accelerate program for motivated high school students, we are seeking an exceptional Chemistry instructor to start by August 2015. Applicants should have a Master’s degree in chemistry, Ph.D. preferred, and a love of teaching. Desired qualifications include a strong content background in chemistry, experience teaching chemistry at the 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 or science experience, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Accelerate is being offered by GSSM 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 instructor selected for the teaching position will work with other Accelerate faculty to implement an integrated engineering curriculum that is taught virtually to high school students throughout South Carolina. In particular, this instructor will be responsible for developing and teaching Chemistry for Engineers that will be taught concurrently and integrated with engineering, mathematics, and English courses. Laboratory activity development and teaching of on-site, hands-on weekend laboratory sessions is also required. For more information, please visit www.scgssm.org/accelerate.

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 word "Accelerate Chemistry" in the subject line.

 


 
 

Mathematics Instructor - Accelerate
 
As part of our new engineering Accelerate program for motivated high school students, we are seeking an exceptional Mathematics instructor, expected to start by August 2015. Applicants should have a Master’s degree, Ph.D. preferred, 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 or science experience, are particularly encouraged to apply. General academic advising, and occasional evening/weekend commitments are a regular part of faculty responsibilities.

Accelerate is being offered by GSSM 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 instructor selected for the teaching position will work with other Accelerate faculty to implement an integrated engineering curriculum that is taught virtually to high school students throughout South Carolina. In particular, this instructor will be responsible for developing and teaching Advanced Algebra and Pre-Calculus for Engineers that will be taught concurrently and integrated with engineering, science and English courses. For more information, please visit www.scgssm.org/accelerate.

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 word "Accelerate Mathematics" 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.  

 

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.