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The Stanford Chemistry Department invites applications for a Ph.D.-level Lecturer position to begin autumn 2019 to join a team of Lecturers in the Department. The candidate should have a strong background in biochemistry, organic or general chemistry. This position is a full-time, 9-month, fixed-term, full-benefit appointment. The initial appointment is for 2 years, with reappointment terms of 3 years. Summer instruction positions are also available to provide for a 12-month salary. The teaching duties vary quarterly between instructing independent laboratories to co-instructing in an integrated lecture/laboratory course with a faculty member. The department is moving aggressively toward active learning, thus the ideal candidate will also be involved in developing and evaluating new active learning materials. In addition to instruction, the candidate will be responsible for evolving laboratory exercises, mentoring course teaching assistants, advising students, and participating in Department committees, as appropriate.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy (1 page), and three letters of recommendation addressing their teaching and/or administrative abilities.

All materials must be submitted electronically to Academic Jobs Online:

Completed applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2018.  Email inquiries and questions may be directed to Amy Rutherford (

Receptionist / Student Services Administrator (Requisition # 80838)

We are looking for a Receptionist/Student Services Administrator to greet visitors and students to the Stanford Chemistry Department. The Stanford Chemistry Department is comprised of 25 faculty, 4 lecturers, ~80 postdocs, ~240 PhD students, and ~25 administrative staff. This front desk position supports the student services team and plays an important role in processing 400+ graduate applications requiring correspondence with prospective students and sending offers of admission. This position works with the University Registrar’s office to schedule rooms, submits financial transactions for p-card and reimbursement processing, prepares photocopied materials for large classes, and provides support for departmental events, as well as other administrative tasks. This position reports to the Student Services Manager. This position is a great entry point for a career in Student Services. Please submit both a resume and cover letter when applying for this position.

Administrative Associate 3 (Requisition #80628)

Come work for us! The Stanford Chemistry Department includes 24 faculty, 4 lecturers, ~90 postdocs, ~250 PhD students, 10 research staff, and 25 administrative staff, with an annual consolidated budget of approximately $30 million. The Department facilities consist of over 160,000 square feet of research, classroom and administrative space spread over 6 buildings.  We are looking for an Administrative Associate to join the Chemistry Administrative Services (CAS) team.  You will join a team of 9 admins who support our faculty with daily responsibilities for grant preparation and administration, calendars, lab supplies and graduate students.  You will report to the CAS Manager.  The job requires the ability to work effectively with faculty and within a team structure. The CAS Manager will provide administrative or operational support with limited supervision.  Candidates with familiarity using financial systems and experience with proposal development support are highly desirable. To be considered, please submit both a resume and cover letter when applying for this position. 

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Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.