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Director, Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology
New York State College of Ceramics @ Alfred University

  • Aug. 31, 2017
  • Open until filled
  • Jan. 1, 2018
  • Director/Manager
  • Material/Metallurgy
    Engineering - Other
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Alfred University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT). The CACT is supported by NYSTAR and is part of New York State’s economic development activities overseen by the Empire State Development organization.

The successful candidate will have exceptional vision, commitment, energy and leadership skills with which to enthusiastically coordinate faculty, staff, industrial partners and administration efforts to maintaining and growing a research program with tangible benefits to the New York State economy.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a technical field closely related to Ceramic Technology.

Also beneficial would be an entrepreneurial spirit as demonstrated by work with startup companies; creation of faculty or student spin offs; and/or applied research with industry in areas similar to those of the CACT. Additionally, the successful candidate will evidence an ability to interdependently partner with other organizations to ensure a referral network exists for companies to receive assistance beyond that offered by the CACT (e.g., business plan refinement, general business consulting).

Lastly, a demonstrated ability to secure extramural grants/funds, both private and public, to serve needs of either partner companies, or the CACT, as they relate to the support offered through NYSTAR, is necessary.

Send cover letter, resume, and the contact information for up to five references to Alfred University, Human Resources, One Saxon Drive, Alfred NY 14802; or email Review of candidates will continue until position is filled.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Alastair N. Cormack, Interim Dean, Inamori School of Engineering, Alfred University,

  • Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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  • Human Resources
    Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering
    New York State College of Ceramics @ Alfred University
    Binns-Merrill Hall Room 160
    2 Pine Street
    Alfred, NY 14802
  • 607-871-2909
  • 607-871-2354


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