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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is conducting a search, internal to ASU, for a new Director of the LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science (LE-CSSS). This appointment is anticipated to commence from July 1, 2011. The search committee is looking for a dynamic individual who will oversee and nurture the Center’s extensive service and research facilities and who has a vision to increase the value of the Center to ASU’s research mission.

Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited from any member of the community of scientists and engineers at Arizona State University.  Nominators are requested to provide the contact information of each nominee and a brief explanation as to why the nominee is being recommended.  Nominees should be tenured professors or associate professors in a field relevant to solid state science and materials.  They will be contacted by the search committee to provide (i) a letter confirming their interest, (ii) their curriculum vitae, and (iii) a one-page statement of their ambition and vision of the future of LE-CSSS.  The latter should include brief statements of the nominee’s management philosophy (with respect to center personnel, affiliates, users and local scientific community), and approach to community engagement.

Nominations and nominee submission materials should be submitted to the e-mail address

Questions about the search committee’s objectives may be directed to the committee chair, Bill Petuskey (; 5-4430), or the other committee members, Robert Nemanich (Physics), David Smith (Physics), Peter Crozier (School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy), Karl Weiss (LE-CSSS), and Emmanuel Soignard (LE-CSSS).  Administrative questions may be directed to Adrienne Fuentes, LE-CSSS office supervisor (; 5-4546).

The committee’s intentions are to identify primary candidates after March 7, 2011 and to schedule interviews at the end of March.

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