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CASBS Director Search 2021


The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) announces the search for its next director. Current director Margaret Levi will complete her term as director in the summer of 2022.

The Center was established in 1954 and merged with Stanford University in 2008, but remains financially and programmatically independent within it. The Center has been an influential source of innovation in the social and behavioral sciences, facilitating advances in basic theory, research, and practice. It has hosted generations of scholars and scientists who spend a year as fellows and fosters an atmosphere of collaboration on issues of critical importance to our society.

In consultation with Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Chair of the CASBS Board, the Stanford Vice Provost and Dean of Research, Kam Moler, appointed a committee to search for a new director. The committee members are: former CASBS fellows Lisa Blaydes (class of 2015-16) and Laura Carstensen (class of 2009-10), CASBS board members Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar (co-chair), David Hitz, Roberta Katz, and Heather Munroe-Blum, and Stanford Senior Associate Vice Provost for Research for Planning George Triantis (co-chair).

The committee welcomes your nominations of candidates for the position of the CASBS director. Please use this form to share with the committee why the person or persons nominated would be suitable for the position. If you have questions, please reach out to Kristi Geerke who is staffing the search committee, please use the following address

It would be most helpful to have your recommendations by Sunday, August 15, 2021.