Director, The STEM Center at Henderson State University


Director, The STEM Center at Henderson State University

Position:  Director, The STEM Center at Henderson State University, 12-month, non-classified position beginning January 2017.

Qualifications:  Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. In pursuit of this commitment, qualified candidates will have completed a minimum of a master’s degree in a STEM field, education or closely related field, hold a valid standard teaching license, and have significant classroom experience in K-12 education. Candidates must be familiar with state standards in math and science and have experience in the delivery of teacher professional development. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Additionally, the candidate will have demonstrated knowledge in educational and workplace technology with commitment to continuous development in cutting-edge technologies. The successful candidate is a leader with experience and skill in developing collaborative partnerships with diverse populations.

Expectations:  The Director reports to the Dean of Teachers College with duties including but not limited to the following activities: supervision of a mathematics specialist and a science specialist as well as a part-time administrative assistant; grant writer, project direction, reporting, and evaluation of state grants; consultation services and assistance for school districts; maintenance of math and science resources for teachers and university students; engagement with content specialists, other centers, and university faculty to deliver professional development; collaboration with service cooperatives; management of financial operations of the center; active support of role-related professional organizations and conferences; and possible assignments as course instruction and intern supervision.

Salary:  Salary commensurate with experience.

The University:  Henderson is located in Arkadelphia, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock on I30. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic DeGray Lake, and is about 30 miles from Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Please visit,, or for more information about Henderson and our community.

Application:  Electronic submission of an application letter, vita, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to the search committee chair, Dr. Charlotte Wright, at Review of applications will begin on November 28, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy. Official transcripts will also be required.