The Trustees of the American Mathematical Society invite applications for the position of Executive Director of the Society. The Executive Director has the opportunity to strongly influence all activities of the Society, as well as the responsibility of overseeing a large and diverse spectrum of people, programs, and publications. The Executive Director will be based in Providence, Rhode Island. The desired starting date is February 1, 2024.

The Executive Director is the principal executive officer of the Society and is responsible for the execution and administration of the policies of the Society as approved by the Board of Trustees and by the Council. The Executive Director is a full-time employee of the Society and is responsible for the operation of the Society’s offices in Providence, and Pawtucket, RI; Ann Arbor, MI; and Washington, DC. The Executive Director attends meetings of the Board of Trustees, the Council, and the Executive Committee, is an ex-officio (nonvoting) member of the policy committees of the Society and is often called upon to represent the Society in its dealings with other scientific and scholarly bodies. The directors of the various divisions report directly to the Executive Director.

The American Mathematical Society serves the national and international community through its publications, meetings, advocacy, and other programs. The Society is a major publisher of mathematical books and journals, including MathSciNet®, an organizer of numerous meetings and conferences each year, and a sponsor of grants and training programs. The Society employs a staff of over 200 in the four offices. Information about the operations and finances of the Society can be found in its Annual Reports.

Applicants should submit a CV and a letter of interest on MathJobs. The letter should be at most four pages, explaining your interest in being the Executive Director of the AMS and why you consider yourself to be a compelling candidate. The majority of the letter should discuss your major accomplishments and experiences that illustrate your leadership philosophy and address the desired qualifications for the position. Applications received by September 15, 2023 will receive full consideration.