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Materials Science and Engineering
University of Pennsylvania 
Posted: October 16, 2017

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania initiated a period of significant growth in 2015 that has resulted in 30 new faculty hires of which four are in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  The department is continuing this aggressive, multi-year hiring effort by seeking a tenure-track assistant professor.  Exceptional applicants for tenured associate and full professor positions may also be considered. 

Applicants from all materials-related research areas are invited to apply, especially those with expertise in (1) materials for health sciences, (2) electronic materials, and (3) structural materials.  Additional descriptions of these research areas and the Penn Engineering’s strategic plan are available (

Applications must be submitted online and  include a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, a short (5 page limit) research statement, a teaching statement and the names of three references (with contact information) who could provide letters of recommendation. The cover letter should describe the applicant’s most significant scientific accomplishment as a graduate student and as a postdoc, the applicant‘s overall goals/vision for a research program at Penn, and the experience and qualifications that make the applicant particularly well-suited to achieve those goals.
Review of applications will begin immediately with a deadline of January 2, 2018.

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability , veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Iowa State University 
College of Engineering 
Ames, Iowa
Posted: September 27, 2017

The Iowa State University College of Engineering ( invites external applications for the position of the Director of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE), an internationally recognized center for R&D in NDE established in 1985. The appointment will be at a tenured/tenure-track full-time faculty position at the rank of associate or full professor in relevant department(s) in the College of Engineering. Working with outstanding personnel, the CNDE Director will provide the creative vision and leadership to advance the center’s scientific and engineering R&D program.

Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in a related area and a proven track record of scholarly NDE R&D, activities including grant and contract successes, and demonstrated expertise with planning, leading and growing successful multi-investigator research initiatives.
The application process requires submission of the following: 1) Two page cover letter including statements of research and leadership philosophy and addressing the required and preferred qualifications, 2) a resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) names and contact information of three references. For any questions, please contact Associate Dean for Research Arun Somani ( Screening of applicants will begin on October 26 and continue until the position is filled. The expectation is that the applicant would begin work at ISU in spring 2018. For more details and to apply for the position please visit 


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Posted: September 25, 2017

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) seeks candidates for a tenured or tenure track faculty position to begin July 2018 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, research, and super-vision of student research. With the opening of MIT’s new MIT.nano central facility for materials synthesis and characterization, DMSE is seeking research leadership in the area of materials characterization. Appointments at all levels from Assistant Professor up to tenured Full Professor are possible for the present position.

MIT has a number of Institute-wide initia-tives under way or in development, on topics that include Manufacturing, Ener-gy, Environment, Health, and Data. Indi-viduals who can connect to these initia-tives are of interest. 

A Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or a related field
Deep knowledge of the core of advanced materials characterization, including development and deployment of new and high-resolution methods in microscopy, diffraction, spectroscopy, in situ and in operando techniques for inorganic and organic materials 

To Apply:
Interested candidates may apply online at

Each application should include: a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and a statement of experience in collaborative materials research facilities and leadership. We request that each candidate arrange for 3 letters of reference to be uploaded at

Questions should be addressed to
Applications will be evaluated as they are received, with fullest consideration given to those received by October 31, 2017.
We especially encourage minorities and women to apply because of MIT’s strong commitment to diversity in engineering education, research and practice.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orien-tation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM)
Full-time Lecturer in Materials Science & Engineering
Posted: September 20, 2017

The Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Materials Science and Engineering to begin on February 1, 2018. This position is renewable for 1-year terms, depending on departmental need and satisfactory performance. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to assist with elective/laboratory courses, and to develop new courses or course components related to Material Science and Engineering.   In addition, the Lecturer will be expected to participate in the management of the undergraduate and graduate programs within the institute, including development/ management of PRISM teaching laboratories, course advising, mentoring, and other educational outreach activities. 

We are looking for an experienced Lecturer who has demonstrated excellence in the classroom.  The successful candidate will be expected to create a climate that embraces inclusivity and diversity, with a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring; one that incorporates creative approaches to teaching that enhance the student’s learning experience.  Although not required, a track record of peer-reviewed publications in the field of Materials Science and Engineering is considered a plus.  

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including publications), a statement of teaching experience/philosophy and any additional material relevant to the applicant’s teaching abilities (such as prior teaching evaluations, student comments, etc.), and contact information for three references.

Essential Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a PhD in Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or related fields, and classroom teaching experience with demonstrated excellence designing and teaching a variety of courses in Materials Sciences.  
For full consideration, please apply by November 1, 2017 by visiting this link: 

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.


University of Wisconsin-Madison
Posted: September 12, 2017

Deadline: November 15, 2017
Type: Tenured, tenure track
Salary: Negotiable
Employment type: full time
Assistant Professor; nanomaterials

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks new faculty at the Assistant Professor level.

Particular areas of interest include design of nanomaterials, especially the integration and assembly of nanostructures into larger functional structures and materials, bio-inspired hierarchical materials design, and the interdisciplinary area between soft and electronic nanomaterials. Specific areas include (but are not limited to) soft electronic materials or hy-brids that connect with our current nanomaterial design efforts in the areas of next-generation flexible electronics, hu-man-machine interfaces, and environmental and sustainable materials.

Successful candidates will teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses; supervise graduate student research; develop and direct a strong, funded research program; participate in departmental and university faculty governance; and contribute to professional and public service.

Please see application instructions in the official position vacancy listing: 

Requirements: PhD or equivalent degree in Materials or a related field, 2 years research experience, and an outstanding reputation in the field.


Posted: September 7, 2017

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the area of mechanical behavior of advanced structural materials.  Although candidates at the assistant professor level are preferred, exceptionally well qualified candidates will be considered for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to interface with growing interests and capabilities at the University in mechanical phenomena at very small scales (micro- and nano-) and how they influence and control macro-scale deformation and failure. Relevant expertise includes new mechanical testing methods, including those used at small scales, and advanced microstructural characterization techniques for examining deformation microstructures. The successful applicant will be required to teach, advise and mentor graduate students; develop an independent, externally funded research program; participate in all aspects of the department’s activities, and serve the profession. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicants should consult the department’s website to review our academic and research programs ( 

Required Education and Experience:
Applicants must have an earned doctorate in materials science and engineering or a closely related engineering or science discipline.  

Other Requirements:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position at Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2017. Applications received after that date may be considered until positions are filled. It is anticipated that the appointment will begin in the fall of 2018.

EEOC Statement: 
The members of Texas A&M Engineering are all Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employers committed to diversity. It is the policy of these members to recruit, hire, train and promote without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.


Posted: September 6, 2017

A postdoctoral research position is available starting Fall 2017 in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of New Mexico. The research of the prospective candidate will focus on development and characterization of nanocomposites for applications at very high irradiation doses and high temperatures. The research is funded by a recent Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) award in collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

The applicant is expected to hold a PhD degree in Nuclear Eng., Materials Science or related disciplines with at least two years of Transmission Electron Microscopy, Focus Ion Beam, and Nanomechanical characterization experience. Macroscale mechanical testing, familiarity with nanomaterials and ion beam irradiations are desired skills.

The Extreme Materials group ( at UNM works on development, qualification, testing and characterization of materials for current and next generation nuclear reactors. Therefore, the candidate will be exposed to many diverse research areas. 

The start date of the position is flexible but no later than Jan 2018. Position is expected to last up to 3 years. Applications must be submitted online through Submit your application by Oct 1 for best consideration.

For complete job announcement, and to apply, go to

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Prof Osman Anderoglu (


Posted: September 6, 2017

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), University of Michigan (U-M), Ann Arbor, seeks outstanding applicants for multiple full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions. The positions are open to candidates at all ranks, including junior and senior-level appointments. All who have strong backgrounds relevant to mechanical engineering are welcome to apply. Areas of special interest include: dynamics & dynamical systems, computational science, fluid mechanics, and solid mechanics & materials. We are especially interested in individuals who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of our academic community. Underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

The U-M Mechanical Engineering Department is a vibrant and collegial community. It is home to 68 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 21 research faculty, over 450 graduate students (including over 250 Ph.D. students), and 800 undergraduate students. We are well known for our leadership in core mechanical engineering disciplines as well as in interdisciplinary and emerging areas. The Department is consistently ranked among the top mechanical engineering programs nationally and internationally by the QS World Rankings, U.S. News & World Report, National Research Council Ph.D. Program Assessments, and others. More information about the Department can be found at:

The University of Michigan has a long and distinguished history. It was founded in 1817, 20 years before the territory became a state, and was one of the first public universities in the nation. Throughout its 200-year history, U-M has maintained the highest levels of education, scholarship, and research. Ann Arbor is a very attractive city, regularly rated as one of the best places to live in the nation.

Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering or an appropriate field. We seek scholars who will provide inspiration, leadership, and impact in research, teaching, and service. To ensure full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply now and certainly before November 1, 2017, as applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt.

All applicants should submit, in PDF format: (1) a detailed resume, (2) a statement of research and teaching interests, (3) up to three representative publications, and (4) the names and contact information of at least three references. Applications must be submitted electronically at

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer and is responsive to the needs of dual career families.


Posted: September 6, 2017

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), College of Engineering, University of Michigan, invites outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor levels (full professor candidates may be considered if the application is exceptional). Areas of expertise include processing and design of novel materials.

 We seek individuals who have demonstrated strong interest and capability in both science and engineering and who are capable of contributing to and leading multi-disciplinary teams. The applicant must hold a Ph.D. degree in MSE or a related field and should be qualified and passionate about teaching undergraduate and graduate courses within the field. We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research, and contribute to the academic mission of the institution.  The College of Engineering is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

 Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus, and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at:

 The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering component of the University’s comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair, and inclusive environment—can be found at:

 The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with an active dual-career assistance program.

To be considered, candidates should provide a current C.V., a list of references, a summary of career teaching plans; a summary of their research vision, and course (teaching) evaluations (for candidates with prior teaching experience) to the application submission website:

Review of applications will begin November 15th, 2017.  Applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled.

Contact information:
Subject: Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Faculty Search Chair
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The University of Michigan
2300 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136

West Virginia University
Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Posted: August 28, 2017

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources (Morgantown, WV) seeks applications and nominations for multiple endowed chair positions. These positions will collaborate with established groups of faculty to build interdisciplinary research collaborations between the different departments within the Statler College, with other colleges, and/or the Health Sciences Center, and participate in the development and delivery of innovative educational curricula. The successful candidates must hold an earned doctorate in engineering or a very closely related field; must have demonstrated professional and personal skills necessary to build and lead interdisciplinary research; and be able to develop industrial collaborations that can lead to the establishment of research consortia and/or centers. Further information regarding these employment opportunities and how to apply, please see Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.


West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) 
University of Florida  

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and the University of Florida is undergoing a major and ambitious expansion with the recent appointment of Dr. Michele Manuel as Department Chair.  ( Hiring of several new faculty members is planned. This includes the possibility of “cluster hires” of a group of connected applicants. The department invites applications for tenured or tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Of particular interest are candidates with expertise in the broad area of characterization of materials and phenomena using advanced analytical transition electron microscopy (TEM), development of new transmission electron microscopy techniques for materials characterization, and in-situ characterization of novel processes using electron microscopy. Applications are encouraged from individuals working on a broad range of materials related problems, including but not limited to:
•   Metals
•   Ceramics
•   Polymers and Biomolecular Materials
•   Electronic Materials
•   Nuclear Materials
•   Advanced Functional Materials

A doctoral degree in materials science and engineering or a related field is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred.  

The Department of MSE in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida is a vibrant, multidisciplinary highly-collaborative environment, consistently ranked among the top departments for both graduate and undergraduate programs. This department is among the largest MSE departments in the nation with 26 faculty members, 290 graduate students, 213 undergraduates and over $9 million in annual research expenditures. Research is central to the success of the program; and new faculty will be expected to initiate and sustain strong sponsored research and graduate training programs. With the appointment of our new chair, and full support from our dean, we plan a focused effort to become an exceptional department in terms of quality education, research and service to our state, country and world. 

The department currently provides an integrated MSE education addressing biomaterials, ceramics, composites, electronic and optical materials, metals, and polymers. We anticipate that the successful applicant will continue the tradition of both developing and teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and will assist in moving the department forward.  

The search will receive applications until the positions are filled. The committee will begin reviewing applications August 31, 2017. To receive full consideration applicants must apply via UF Jobs at reference position number 00032577.  You may email your electronic application package (PDF) that includes a cover letter with the rank being applied to, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and the contact information for three references to Ms. Venice Walker (; however, this is not considered as having officially applied for the position. Candidates must apply at