The Institute seeks a person with a PhD in Physics or an allied field, research experience and administrative capabilities as a Deputy Director (DD). The DD works closely with the Director, the Business Officer and the Program Manager in planning research programs and in administering various aspects of the Institute. This is an administrative appointment for an initially fixed term of no more than three years. Continued excellent performance can result in renewals for additional terms.
The DD should have carried out scientific research at a level that would allow her/him to scientifically interact with visiting scientists as well as postdocs and faculty, ensuring the DD’s capability of playing a critical role in managing KITP’s scientific programs. Working with the Director and the KITP staff, the DD’s responsibility is to work closely with the coordinators of proposed, current, forth-coming and past programs to facilitate accomplishing their goals while following KITP policies and respecting budget constraints. During the program development process, this includes advising scientists seeking to develop proposals while ensuring that program proposals are appropriate for the KITP.
Once programs are approved, the DD will:
Review Coordinator recommendations of invited program applicants and help determine the appropriate financial offers.
Answer questions from Coordinators and Program Participants regarding policies and procedures.
Work with KITP staff to expedite the processing and monitoring of visiting scientists.
Work with the Director and Permanent Members to identify potential recipients of supplementary funding from other special grants.
Aligned with these activities is work with the Director, Business Officer and Program Manager to develop and streamline policies and procedures (some web-based) that promote diversity, equity, and access by the broadest possible base of qualified scientists for the KITP’s activities. The DD also helps develop proposals, site visit presentations, and annual reports for the relevant funding agencies. Most importantly, she/he works with the Director, Permanent Members and Advisory Board to ensure the excellence of each program.
A Ph.D. in physics or an allied field is required. Additional qualifications include research experience, proven administrative capabilities, knowledge of interdisciplinary activity in physics, and commitment to furthering the diverse participation in KITP programs. Strong interpersonal skills are required.
To apply, please upload CV, cover letter, and the names of three references. Materials should be submitted electronically via https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01022
The KITP is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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