The mission of the office is to encourage and assist Stanford faculty members and graduate students to engage in "science outreach" programs, i.e., programs and activities that will promote interest and proficiency in science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) fields among pre-collegiate students, teachers, and the general public, in ways that help fulfill the Broader Impacts criterion of federal funders. The Director of the OSO advises Stanford faculty members from throughout the University on the needs and opportunities to engage in science outreach activities, identifying potential partners and programs, and working with other related programs/units across campus to leverage existing related resources and partnerships. The Director also advises and assists in the development of proposals to external R&D funding agencies around the design, implementation, and evaluation of science outreach programs, with a particular emphasis on achieving broader impacts. S/he promotes training and web-based resources that inform faculty and the public about Stanford's research and outreach in STEM fields. This is a full-time 2-year fixed term position reporting to Stanford's Vice Provost and Dean of Research.
Application review will begin about August 23, 2019. Read more.