Director of the Integrated User Facility in Harker ISE Lab

Newark, DE
May 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

University of Delaware
Location: Newark, DE

The University of Delaware invites applications for a position of Faculty Director for the Integrated User Facility in Harker ISE Lab. UD presently operates three largely independent user facilities of critical importance to STEM faculty studying the properties and applications of materials and devices with features on nanometer length scales. These facilities are the UD Nanofabrication Facility, the W.M. Keck Center for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis (Keck Center), and the Advanced Materials Characterization Laboratory, all located in the Harker ISE Lab. The successful candidate will be from the current UD faculty and very familiar with at least one of these facilities.

It is expected that the candidate will have demonstrated excellence and leadership skills in developing research infrastructure and effectively managing professional staff within the University of Delaware, as well as an outstanding record of scientific research, teaching, and mentoring, and continuous extramural research funding. The successful candidate will work closely with the directors of each individual facility and with the University administration to consolidate the current successful operation of three individual facilities and develop an efficient and robust infrastructure to place these user facilities at UD in the best possible position for further advances in research and education, to foster current and develop new ties with industry, and to position UD for competitive major grant applications to federal funding agencies. The successful candidate will also continue their contributions to the UD as a faculty.

The initial appointment is expected to be for a term of 3 years.

  • Applicants must have a doctorate degree in a field related to the work performed in the facilities and must be current full time faculties at the UD.

  • Effective interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with diverse individuals and groups (e.g., federal and state agencies, academic and business communities).

Major Responsibilities:

  • In cooperation with the directors of the individual facilities, establishes and develops management process for strategic plan, organizes, helps direct, coordinate and control projects and advises leadership team on progress and issues of concern.

  • Provides guidance and leadership on organizational monitoring and reporting, annual activities for projects, and data collection. Leads submission of annual reporting to funding agencies and responds to inquiries.

  • Provides leadership and direction for staff, setting an effective agenda and ensuring performance goals are met and set.

  • Responsible for leading the development of administrative procedures and processes to maintain fiscal accountability and control, equitable and fair personnel practices, and efficiency of operations.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should apply on-line at and should submit a letter of application that indicates their qualifications, a curriculum vitae and a statement describing their vision of the integrated facility. A report of a working group (Appendix A) may be used as a guide for the vision statement.

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Expected starting date is as soon as possible and no later than September 1, 2017. Questions should be directed to Professor Andrew V. Teplyakov, Chair of the Search Committee (

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

The University of Delaware does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to:

Susan L. Groff, Ed. D.,
Director, Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator
305 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-3666

For complaints related to Section 504of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please contact:

Anne L. Jannarone, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Director, Office of Disability Support Services
Alison Hall, Suite 130
ewark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4643

OR contact the U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights.

The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act ("DDEA") prohibits discrimination against an applicant or employee based on pregnancy, childbirth, lactation or related conditions. If you believe that you have been subject to pregnancy discrimination or retaliation, please inform a manager as soon as reasonably possible. The University of Delaware is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and will take prompt action to investigate and remedy the situation, as necessary.

The DDEA also provides for reasonable accommodations of known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions, provided that the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the university. An employee need not be disabled to request such an accommodation. If you have a known limitation related to pregnancy that impacts your ability to satisfactorily perform the essential duties of your job, please inform your supervisor so that we can promptly begin the process of identifying a reasonable accommodation. Employees are encouraged to request a reasonable accommodation as soon as the need arises and prior to any performance issues. Employees will not be retaliated against for requesting or using a reasonable accommodation.


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