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Open Opportunities in the Department of Chemistry

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Open Positions:

Communications & Outreach Manager

The Communications and Outreach Manager serves the critical function of interfacing with the department’s wide range of stakeholders. This position is well-suited for a candidate with a creative mind, deep experience in relationship management and also has exceptional communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. As a member of the Chemistry Managers team and the Chemistry Department, the Outreach and Communications Manager contributes to the effective and efficient operation of the team and the Department. The team is committed to supporting the mission and goals of the department, which is driven by innovative research, education and collaboration. 

Please apply on the Stanford University Careers website


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 (

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.