Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications

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December 9, 2022
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Join the COMAP Team!

After conceiving, founding, nurturing, and leading COMAP for over 40 years Sol Garfunkel is retiring.

Sol leaves a rich legacy that includes award-winning achievements, productive collaborations, curricular innovation, practitioner periodicals, hundreds of classroom-ready modules and resources, a broad influence on mathematics education, and prestigious contests in modeling – all aimed at helping students and teachers learn mathematics through and for real-world applications and problem solving.

So it is a bittersweet moment to both announce Sol’s retirement and the start of a search for COMAP’s next Executive Director. We are looking for someone to guide COMAP into the future.

In addition to possessing key leadership skills and qualities, we seek someone with a track record of demonstrated success close to the intersection of the many areas relating to COMAP’s mission. For example, the successful candidate should possess:

1) the credentials, experience, and/or wisdom to earn credibility in both K-16 educational settings and in professional mathematical settings;

2) an understanding of the role of mathematical modeling alongside other best practices in mathematics education; and

3) a willingness to learn and innovate.

COMAP’s Board of Trustees has partnered with an education-focused executive search firm, The Renaissance Network (TRN), to help conduct our search for a new Executive Director.

If you or someone you know is interested in the position, please contact Amy Hay at TRN This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click here:

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The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications is an award-winning non-profit organization whose mission is to improve mathematics education for students of all ages. Since 1980, COMAP has worked with teachers, students, and business people to create learning environments where mathematics is used to investigate and model real issues in our world.


COMAP develops curriculum resources, professional development programs, and contest opportunities that are multidisciplinary, academically rigorous, and fun for educators and students. COMAP's educational philosophy is centered around mathematical modeling: using mathematical tools to explore real-world problems.

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