Director - Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education

Cornell University

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Cornell University seeks applications and nominations of candidates for the position of Director of the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE). CLASSE is a major interdisciplinary research center whose mission includes the study of accelerator physics, photon science and particle physics. CLASSE has extensive resources that support its research mission. These include Newman and Wilson laboratories, their supporting technical and administrative staff, facilities (including the CHESS National x-ray facility), shops and computing infrastructure, and the Cornell Electron Storage Ring accelerator complex. CLASSE facilitates an array of research projects in accelerator physics, photon science, and theoretical and experimental particle physics and cosmology, and in addition to CHESS, it hosts the Center for Bright Beams and the CBETA energy recovery linac. It is the host lab for NSF US-CMS LHC High-Luminosity MREFC upgrade project. CLASSE infrastructure and personnel are supported primarily through research grants.

The CLASSE Directorship is a dual appointment, reporting to the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) as the chief executive officer of the Laboratory and a senior tenured member of the Cornell faculty with academic responsibilities in one of the academic units with significant faculty and student involvement in CLASSE-based activities. The CLASSE Director is responsible for the management of the laboratory's administrative infrastructure, staff and research facilities so as to best support and promote the success of the broad range of externally sponsored research projects that are carried out by the faculty and staff associated with CLASSE and that utilize CLASSE resources. The Director works in close consultation with the PIs for the major CLASSE projects to ensure the availability and proper allocation of resources necessary for success.

The Director is the principal advocate and ambassador for the evolving CLASSE programs and is expected to articulate and promote that scientific vision within the university and secure funding with federal and state agencies as well as industry partners. The Director is expected to maintain a national and international presence on review panels and advisory boards, and to keep well apprised of national and international developments in the fields of photon science, accelerator physics and particle physics that could significantly impact current and future CLASSE projects and programs. The Director also has oversight responsibility for the graduate and postdoctoral educational mission of CLASSE and for its educational outreach activities.

The search committee welcomes applications or nominations for this position, preferably accompanied by a curriculum vitae and cover letter bearing on the candidate's qualifications for the Directorship. Relevant qualifications include international scientific stature, demonstrated leadership, and management skills at the laboratory level.

Applications should be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15742. Review of applications will begin January, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses in Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.


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