American Mathematical Society, Office of Government Relations

2214 13504Position ID: AMSG-DOE [#13504]
Position Title: Director of Education
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Washington DC, District of Columbia 20036-1358, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2019/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/01/14, finished 2019/07/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***


Applications are invited for the position of Director of Education. This is a new, full-time position in the Government Relations Division at the Washington, DC office, with a preferred start date of July 1, 2019.

This position will oversee the AMS education portfolio, with a focus on undergraduate and graduate education in the mathematical sciences (including the preparation of students to enter graduate programs, the mentoring of students for success in graduate school, the preparation for careers both inside and outside of academia, and the promotion of diversity and inclusiveness in all mathematics education).


  • Advance the Society’s involvement in student preparation for, and success in, graduate programs leading to an advanced degree in the mathematical sciences, with a focus on underrepresented groups, including women.

  • Provide leadership for AMS efforts that support education in the mathematical sciences.

  • Contribute to advocacy work focusing on education, engaging in discussions with policymakers and organizations, such as the National Academies and the US Department of Education.

  • Interact with academic departments at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • Work closely with the AMS Committee on Education.


  • An earned doctorate in the mathematical sciences.

  • Academic and administrative experience, including familiarity with PhD programs in the mathematical sciences.

Applications must be submitted through MathJobs. Those received by March 31, 2019, will receive full consideration.

Direct specific and confidential inquiries about this position to Karen Saxe, Associate Executive Director for Government Relations (, or Catherine Roberts, Executive Director (