Searches for new faculty directors

VPUE is conducting searches for new faculty directors for two critical units in undergraduate education. Both roles will begin in September 2019. We anticipate completing the searches during the winter quarter.

Stanford Introductory Studies

Program

Stanford Introductory Studies (SIS) provides curriculum designed specifically for first and second-year undergraduates in order to facilitate their transition into university-level learning and research. SIS programs include Thinking Matters, Introductory Seminars and Sophomore College, as well as the affiliated units Education as Self-Fashioning and Arts Intensive

Role

The faculty director provides leadership and vision for the program and staff, and works with faculty from across the university to provide powerful educational experiences for undergraduate students. The director reports to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and serves on the VPUE executive cabinet, providing advice on broader VPUE and university issues. Faculty directors may also be asked to represent undergraduate education to audiences inside and outside of Stanford. 

See Faculty Director of Stanford Introductory Studies Job Description

Application process

Sarah Church, professor of physics and senior associate vice provost for undergraduate education, is chairing the search committee, which also includes Lanier Anderson (Philosophy), Alexandra Boehm (Civil & Environmental Engineering), Noah Diffenbaugh (Earth System Science), Shashank Joshi (Psychiatry), and Blakey Vermeule (English).

Tenured faculty may apply by submitting a cover letter and curriculum vitae by October 19, 2019 to Sharon Palmer, associate vice provost for undergraduate education. Inquiries may also be directed to her at srpalmer@stanford.edu or 650-723-4504.

Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP)

Program

The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) offers students the opportunity to study abroad while remaining enrolled at Stanford.  BOSP currently operates quarter-length programs in Australia, Berlin, Cape Town, Florence, Hong Kong (coming Autumn 2019), Istanbul, Kyoto, Madrid, Oxford, Paris, and Santiago.  Each Summer Quarter, BOSP offers three-to four-week Overseas Seminars and Faculty Initiated Programs in various locations. 

Role

The Burke Family Director of the Bing Overseas Studies Program provides leadership and vision for the program and staff, and works with faculty from across the university to provide powerful educational experiences for undergraduate students. The director reports to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and serves on the VPUE executive cabinet, providing advice on broader VPUE and university issues. Faculty directors may also be asked to represent undergraduate education to audiences inside and outside of Stanford.

See The Burke Family Director of the Bing Overseas Studies Program Job Description

Application process

Chairing the BOSP search committee is Jeremy Weinstein, professor of political science.  Other members include Chris Edwards (Mechanical Engineering), Paul Fisher (Pediatrics and Human Biology), Gabriella Safran (Slavic), and Sylvia Yanagisako (Anthropology).

Tenured faculty may apply by submitting a cover letter and curriculum vitae by October 19, 2019 to Sharon Palmer, associate vice provost for undergraduate education. Inquiries may also be directed to her at srpalmer@stanford.edu or 650-723-4504.