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Position Opening: Director of STEM Center

May 28, 2019



Position Information


Position Number 586020
Working Title Director of STEM Center
Job Title Director
Job Type Full-Time
Department STEM Operating
Job Purpose

The overall purpose of this job is to direct the activities of the Millard Oakley STEM Center.

Essential Functions

Provide leadership in STEM instructional and research programs. Encourage and support grant writing and implementation to increase externally funded STEM activities. Provide leadership in establishing and assessing STEM goals in relation to institutional goals. Collaborate with P-16 faculty and administrators on professional development, student enrichment, and research. Hire, evaluate, and/or supervise staff members. 
Coordinate building usage by faculty and colleagues in P-16. Improve and sustain public relations with Tennessee Tech, the Upper Cumberland region, and the State of Tennessee through personal contact, advertising, and electronic communications.

Minimum Qualifications

At least one degree in a recognized STEM discipline. Three years demonstrated experience as: a director of another STEM or Academic Center OR a College Dean, Associate Dean, or Academic Chairperson OR an executive manager of a STEM field company; OR an equivalent combination of the above. In addition to the noted job experience, a successful incumbent should have experience managing a staff of at least 5 people and demonstrated experience managing an annual budget of at least $500,000. Record of successful leadership/administrative experience. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with diverse faculty, staff and students at both P-12 and university levels. Knowledge of state-of-the-art teaching and learning techniques, including technological applications. Knowledge of current STEM educational research and research methodologies. Demonstrated evidence of collaborative partnerships. Experience conducting STEM educational research.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate in education-related field.

Work Hours

Typical hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Additional hours if/when needed.

Compensation and Benefits


Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
Benefits Information

Benefits include the accumulation of two vacation days per month and one sick leave day per month, and thirteen University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits.

Posting Details


Posting Date 05/21/2019
Screening Date 05/30/2019
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to electronically upload a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire), and email addresses for three references at time of application. References will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.