Career Opportunities

Executive Director

The Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM) invites applications and nominations for a mathematician or mathematics educator to join us as Executive Director. As a statewide center housed at Northern Kentucky University, the KCM’s agency stakeholders include the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kentucky Board of Education, the Kentucky legislature and the nine Kentucky public postsecondary institutions. As the leader of a dynamic collaborative effort to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics, the Executive Director is in charge of the programmatic, administrative, scholarly and fiscal operations of the Center. The Executive Director reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Primary Qualifications

  • A record of administrative experience that reflects an informed and collaborative approach to leading and inspiring a group of professionals in diverse roles
  • A demonstrated commitment to mathematics education (P-16)
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population and with external agencies
  • Experience in securing external funding and directing large projects
  • Effective interpersonal skills

The appointment will be as a Professor of Practice (non-tenured) unless university priorities allow for the appointment of an exceptionally qualified applicant to a tenured position in the Department of Teacher Education or the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. In addition to the qualifications listed above, a tenured appointment will require a strong record of teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate to the rank.

The preferred start date is July 1, 2019.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted online through the NKU website at, and should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae or resume, and the names and contact information for five professional references. Please also include your personal philosophy on diversity and inclusion and why they are important in higher education.

Confidential nominations may be sent to Dr. Roger Zarnowski, Chair, KCM Executive Director Search, Northern Kentucky University, MEP 401, Highland Heights, KY 41099.

Applications should be received by March 18 for optimal consideration. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Northern Kentucky University

Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, NKU is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Our institution is built on core values that emphasize multidimensional excellence, learner-centered education, civic engagement, multiculturalism, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration across disciplines and professional fields. For additional information on Northern Kentucky University visit NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.