Career Opportunity: Associate Director of Stanford Nano Center

goldhab at goldhab at
Thu Jul 10 13:23:28 PDT 2008

Dear colleagues,

As the Deputy Director of Stanford's Center for Probing the Nanoscale,
an NSF-funded Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center  (NSEC), I would
like to bring to your attention an opening for Associate Director of our

We are seeking a full-time Associate Director for the new Center for Probing
the Nanoscale (CPN), an NSF-funded Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center
(NSEC). The Associate Director will evolve, direct, and evaluate CPN's
educational and industrial programs and partnerships; manage the day-to-day
educational and outreach activities of the Center; monitor scientific
operations; and work with Center PIs on stewardship of the core grant and
on seeking new funding opportunities. The Associate Director will be one of
two full-time staff members and, along with the Program
Administrator/Financial Analyst, will be responsible for monitoring
operations and will report to the Director. The successful candidate will
be able to explain concepts in physical science to both nonexperts and
experts, and will have, or be interested in acquiring, knowledge of
nanoscale science and technology.  A PhD in a science or engineering field
is highly desired, but exceptional candidates with a Master's or Bachelor's
will be considered.  Experience with education at the K-12 or  
community college level is also highly desired, especially work on  
curriculum or assessment of educational programs. The successful  
candidate will help to set the directions and priorities of the Center.

The position requires demonstrated outstanding communication and
organizational skills; the ability to set priorities and enact them in a
fluid and fast-paced environment; and, above all, a passion to facilitate
learning and share the joy of science and technology.

To apply, please go to the Stanford Careers website,, and search for position # 31176, where you can
find a somewhat more detailed description of the Associate Director
position (just posted today, July 10, 2008). You will be
asked to submit a CV and cover letter. In your letter, please indicate how
you heard about this position. If you have questions, please contact
Laraine Lietz-Lucas, Program Administrator of CPN, at lietz at
We will begin screening applications July 21st, and will continue until
we have filled the position. While we are eager to get an Associate
Director in place soon, we are even more keen to find an outstanding
partner to work with for years to come.

Best wishes,


David Goldhaber-Gordon
goldhaber-gordon at
Assistant Professor of Physics                  davidg at
Stanford University                             (permanent forwarding)
(650) 725-2047 (lab) (650) 724-3709 (office)

Address for letters or packages:                Administrative Associate:
David Goldhaber-Gordon                          Roberta Edwards
Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials       McCullough, Rm. 338
McCullough Building, Room 346                   Phone: (650) 723-8028
476 Lomita Mall                                 Fax: (650) 724-3681
Stanford, CA 94305-4045                         email: redward at

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