Associate Director, Center for Electrochemistry

  • Employment
  • Full Time
  • Austin, TX

Website University of Texas at Austin

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General Notes

The Center for Electrochemistry (CEC) at the University of Texas at Austin was established in 2006 to foster collaborative research programs in the electrochemical sciences.  The Center is comprised of a multi-disciplinary group of more than 250 faculty, staff, and student researchers spanning the chemistry, materials, and engineering aspects of electrochemical science.  For more information about the Center for Electrochemistry, please visit the website.


The Associate Director will be responsible for assisting the Director in the business operations of the CEC, as well as promoting the Center through social media efforts and developing external relations to connect UT researchers and students with opportunities and funding from the private sector.

Flexible work arrangements are supported relative to the business need.   Must be eligible to work in the US on a full-time basis for any employer without sponsorship.


  • Identify and/or assist the Director and CEC affiliates in pursuing external funding opportunities for collaborative research, instrument acquisition and to secure long-term funding for the Center
  • Develop industry relations to connect UT researchers and students with opportunities and funding arising from the private sector
  • Organize a biannual (every-other-year) symposium: the CEC Workshop
  • Develop and manage website and social media efforts to publicize electrochemical research at UT Austin; generate text, photographic and video content to support scientific grants, social media, and research dissemination efforts
  • Internal communications among UT Austin researchers including quarterly newsletters, arranging internal seminars, and organizing internal (CEC-funded) grant calls and proposal submissions
  • Administer and plan budgets, budget justifications and other administrative aspects of grant proposal assembly

Required Qualifications

PhD or MS in the chemical sciences, ideally with an emphasis and/or prior knowledge in the area of electrochemistry. Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated experience working towards team goals.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience with writing grant proposals or other technical documents. Ability to create effective external communications of a scientific nature.

Salary Range

$62,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in a standard office environment.
  • Work outside of standard business hours may be required on a periodic basis.
  • Periodic travel may be required.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left-hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

Employment Eligibility

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

Retirement Plan Eligibility

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Background Checks

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Pay Transparency

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Employment Eligibility Verification

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.


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Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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