San Francisco State University has created a Center for Science and Mathematics Education to recruit, prepare, and support good science and mathematics teachers, foster educational research, and develop a K-18+ community of educators. We invite applications for the position of Director.


The Director of the Center will

€ manage the day-to-day operations of the Center, including budget and staff administration;

€coordinate the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Center¹s activities;


€cultivate relationships among the Center¹s participants, partners and stakeholders;


€work to secure external funding to supplement the Center¹s budget;


€collaborate with the faculty to accomplish the Center¹s goals; and


€provide innovative leadership to advance the work of the Center.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in mathematics, science, or mathematics or science education, and a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible administrative experience with educational programs, including experience working with K-12 education systems. In addition, candidates should have excellent organizational, supervisory, leadership, management, and interpersonal skills; effective oral and written communication skills; and good computer skills.


Other desirable qualifications include experience in teaching, writing proposals, publishing, developing curricula, assessing programs, administering budgets, and working with diverse groups of people.


The position is a full-time, non-faculty, Administrator III management position. The Director will report to the Dean of the College of Science and Engineering. Salary will be $70,000-$100,000 per year (commensurate with experience) and includes excellent health and retirement benefits.


Applicants should send a cover letter, detailed resume, vision statement, and contact information for a minimum of three references to: CSME Director Search Committee, College of Science and Engineering, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132.

Reviews of applications will begin on March 5, 2007; the position will remain open until filled. The starting date is flexible.


San Francisco State University (, a campus of the California State University system, serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. SFSU is an Equal Opportunity/American with Disabilities Act employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity. More information about the Center for Science and Mathematics Education is available at


For further information, contact Sheldon Axler, Ph.D., Dean, College of Science and Engineering, at or (415) 338-1571.