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Posted: November 11, 2014

DEPARTMENT CHAIR OF MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

College of Engineering
University of North Texas


The University of North Texas seeks outstanding applicants for the Chair of the Materials Science and Engineering (MTSE) Department within its College of Engineering. The Department is committed to educating superior undergraduate and graduate materials scientists and engineers through innovative teaching and cutting edge research. The MTSE department has 18 full time faculty, approximately 110 undergraduates, and 100 graduate students. The department collaborates extensively with the UNT Center of Advanced Research and Technology which houses an impressive suite of characterization and processing instrumentation (http://research.unt.edu/cart/cart-facilities).

Applicants must have: an earned doctorate relevant to a program in materials science and engineering with at least one earned degree in materials science and engineering; academic achievements commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of Full Professor within MTSE; a strong track record of sustained excellence in research including extramural funding and an appreciation of an academic research culture; and a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Preferred qualifications include:
- Effective leadership experience as a department chair or director of a significantly-sized center or institute within the materials science and engineering discipline.

- Experience with US educational institutions as either a student or as a faculty member;

- Success in recruitment, mentoring and retention of faculty and students.

- Experience in developing and sustaining internal and external partnerships in education and research.

- Commitment to shared governance in a consensus- oriented manner and an ability to work effectively with faculty across disciplines in a collegial manner.

- Effective support for academic programs, research, and professional development.

- Experience in management of financial resources.

- Knowledge of accreditation standards and procedures.

- A record of valuing and engaging in effective strategic planning and organizational adaptation.

Applicants are sought at the Full Professor level. Salary, benefits, and a teaching load typical for a major research university can be expected. Applicants must submit their application through http://facultyjobs.unt.edu. Nominations of candidates should be sent directly to Dr. Rick Reidy, Search Committee Chair (reidy@unt.edu). Screening of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 and will continue until the search is closed.

The University of North Texas is an EOE/AA/ADA employer committed to diversity in its educational programs.

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Posted: November 11, 2014

FACULTY POSITIONS IN PROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING OF ADVANCED MATERIALS

Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University


The Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University are hiring faculty to support a broad initiative in advanced manufacturing. In conjunction with that initiative, we seek applicants for multiple tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in the area of processing and manufacturing of advanced materials. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to nano/microfabrication processes and modeling; nano/microfluidics; fabrication of novel materials such as foams/composite microstructures; biomimetic materials; self-assembly of materials; and atomistic and/or first principles modeling, as it relates to synthesis.

Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related field, demonstrated evidence of research capability and commitment to teaching excellence as appropriate to the candidate’s rank. Desired qualifications include a commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to research and teaching.

Faculty members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and undertake service activities.

Appointments will be at the assistant, associate or full professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2015. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014; if not filled, reviews will occur on the 1st and 15th of the month thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, please submit as a single PDF file a cover letter, current CV, statements describing research and teaching interests and contact information for three references to advanced.materials.faculty@asu.edu.

For more information or questions about these positions, please contact the search committee chairs Prof. Nikhilesh Chawla (Nikhilesh.Chawla@asu.edu) and Prof. Hanqing Jiang (Hanqing.Jiang@asu.edu).

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Posted: November 3, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the January issue of JOM
TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN ENERGY-RELATED MATERIALS

Thayer School of Engineering
Dartmouth College


The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth seeks to hire a faculty member in the area of material science and engineering who can contribute to a distinctive research and education program addressing innovative technological responses to societal energy challenges. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in materials science, engineering or a closely related field, will show promise of leading an externally-funded research program targeting transformational advances in energy conversion and/or utilization, and will be a gifted teacher with motivation and expertise that complements the Thayer School’s interdisciplinary approach to engineering education. We are open to various research foci within the materials field, with areas of interest including but not limited to photovoltaic energy conversion, energy storage, and enabling computational approaches. The position is open with regard to rank. The Thayer School of Engineering is planning a significant expansion of faculty and programs. This position is anticipated to be one of the first of several hires in the Energy area.

Review of applications will begin January 1st, 2015. A complete CV, statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references should be sent as a PDF via email to Thayer.Energy.Materials.Search@dartmouth.edu.

Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. Home to a celebrated liberal arts curriculum and pioneering professional schools, Dartmouth has shaped the education landscape and prepared leaders through its inspirational learning experience. The College has forged a singular identity, combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts and Sciences and its three leading professional schools — Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and Tuck School of Business. For more information see http://engineering.dartmouth.edu.

Dartmouth College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We welcome applications from & will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard for gender, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, handicap or veteran status.

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Posted: October 29, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the January issue of JOM
TENURE-TRACK FACULTY ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Chemical and Materials Engineering (CME) Department
University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)


The Chemical and Materials Engineering (CME) Department at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Materials Science and Engineering. Candidates with a doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering/ Metallurgy will be preferred. The candidate is expected to further scholarly excellence through research, instruction and professional service. It is expected that the candidate pursues and sustains a world-class research program in her/his area of specialization. She/he will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Candidates research specialization should be on metals (both theoretical and experimental or a combination of the two). Preferred areas of research include advanced/additive manufacturing, alloy development, metals processing, and materials genome related research. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

The University of Nevada, Reno is located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Reno is just a short distance from the state capitol, the beautiful Lake Tahoe area, and 3 ½ hours from the San Francisco Bay area.

Candidates should submit the following items through the online application system https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/16478: a cover letter with statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a concise summary of past research accomplishments and teaching experience, a statement of future research plans and teaching interests, and contact information for at least three references. Applications should be completed by 01/11/2015 to ensure full consideration.

Full details on the position can be found at http://jobs.unr.edu/. For further information the candidate may contact: Dr. Dhanesh Chandra Foundation Professor Chair, Search Committee Chemical and Materials Engineering Department/MS 0388 University of Nevada, Reno 1664 N. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89557 Email: dchandra@unr.edu

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only united States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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Posted: October 21, 2014
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Posted: October 21, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the December issue of JOM
FACULTY POSITIONS

DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT) - CAMBRIDGE, MA


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) seeks candidates for two open tenure-track faculty positions to begin July 2015 or thereafter. Appointments would be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In special cases, a senior faculty appointment may be possible. Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, research, and supervision of student research.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or a related field by the start of employment. Candidates with deep knowledge of the core of Materials Science and Engineering are desired. DMSE seeks to broaden its research portfolio in two areas:

Materials chemistry. Including: surface science and surface chemical reactions, catalysis, corrosion, surface treatment, colloids, chemical assembly of materials, bio-inspired and biomolecular assembly of materials, polymer science, surface design for novel optical, electronic, or magnetic properties, inorganic-organic interfaces

Microstructure and mechanics. Including: mechanics of heterophase architectures (integrated electronics, advanced composites, etc.), advanced microstructure characterization including in-situ and in-operando methods, computational modeling of materials processing, computational design of materials and microstructure

However, DMSE has strengths and interests across the full spectrum of materials research, and excellent candidates with expertise in any and all areas of the field are welcomed. For example, DMSE has active programs in electronic, photonic and magnetic materials, materials for energy and the environment, materials in medicine, biomaterials, structural materials, computational materials science and engineering, materials processing and manufacturing, and archaeological materials.

MIT has a number of Institute-wide initiatives under way or in development, on topics that include Manufacturing, Energy, Environment, and Health. Individuals who can connect to these initiatives are of interest.

Interested candidates should submit application materials electronically at http://dmsefacsrch.mit.edu/. Each application should include: a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests; and a statement of teaching interests. We request that each candidate arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded at http://dmsefacsrch.mit.edu/letters/. Questions should be addressed to DMSE-Search-Master@dmsefacsrch.mit.edu. Responses received by December 31, 2014, will be given priority. No application received after February 1 will be considered in this year’s search.

We especially encourage minorities and women to apply because of MIT’s strong commitment to diversity in engineering education, research and practice.

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Posted: October 10, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the December issue of JOM
TENURE-TRACK AND TENURED FACULTY POSITIONS

Materials Science and Engineering Department (MSE) in conjunction with the Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center (AMPAC)
University of Central Florida (UCF)


The Materials Science and Engineering Department (MSE) in conjunction with the Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center (AMPAC) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) in the areas of sustainable materials, energy materials, biomaterials, smart materials, green manufacturing and combinatorial materials. The position requires a Ph.D. from an accredited institution and successful candidates will be expected to teach in the department. Competitive packages are available.

The MSE Department has 7 tenured faculty members (2 NSF CAREER, 1 ONR YIA), 22 affiliated faculty and over 90 graduate students and post-doctoral associates. Collaboration with researchers in academic departments, schools, and centers, including the NanoScience Technology Center (NSTC), Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL), Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), College of Medicine, and Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences is encouraged and supported. Numerous collaboration opportunities are available with external organizations and research centers located within a few miles of the UCF campus, including Siemens Energy, Lockheed Martin, Florida Hospital, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Nemours Children Hospital, the Veterans Health Administration.

UCF has over 60,000 students and is a comprehensive research and education institute. Located in Orlando, UCF is at the center of the I-4 High Tech Corridor. The corridor has an excellent industrial base that includes software, defense, space, simulation and training, and a world-renowned entertainment industry.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014 and continue until the positions are filled. The online application can be found at (https://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/39499) and (https://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/39609) In addition to the application, interested candidates must also submit a CV, a one-page statement of research plans, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and list of three references with addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. Applicants are encouraged to submit application packages for both positions for consideration. Only online applications will be considered. For questions please contact MSEinquiry@ucf.edu.

UCF is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. As an agency of the State of Florida, UCF makes all application materials, including transcripts, and selection procedures available for public review upon request.

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Posted: October 10, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the December issue of JOM
TENURE-TRACK AND TENURED FACULTY POSITIONS

NanoScience Technology Center (NSTC)
University of Central Florida (UCF)


The NanoScience Technology Center (NSTC) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at all levels (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology with emphasis on scalable nanomanufacturing (0-3D, with special emphasis on growth), nanomaterials, biological and environmental nanosensors, nano-environmental health and safety, or nano-biotechnology. Strong candidates with research programs in other emerging nanotechnology areas will also be considered. Applicants must have a Ph.D in science, engineering or related disciplines from an accredited institution and will be expected to teach in their respective discipline. In order to obtain the associate or full professor rank, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research and service commensurate with the department’s tenure criteria.

NSTC consists of 18 faculty (including NSF & NIH CAREER, KO1, ONR YIP, and DARPA YIA award recipients) and over 120 graduate students, post-doctoral associates and research staff members. Collaboration with researchers in academic departments, schools and centers, including the College of Medicine, College of Optics and Photonics and Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL), Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center (AMPAC) and Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) is encouraged and supported. Numerous collaboration opportunities are available with external organizations and research centers located within a few miles of the UCF campus, including Siemens Energy, Lockheed Martin, Florida Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Nemours Children Hospital, the Veterans Health Administration and the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center.

UCF has over 60,000 students and is a comprehensive research and education institute. Located in Orlando, UCF is at the center of the Florida High Tech Corridor. The corridor has an excellent industrial base that includes software, defense, space, simulation and training, and a world-renowned entertainment industry.

Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2014 and continue until the positions are filled. The online application can be found at https://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/39799. In addition to the application, interested candidates must also submit a CV, a 3-5 page statement of research plans, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and list of three references with addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. Only online applications will be considered. For questions please contact NSTCsearch@ucf.edu.

UCF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

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Posted: October 1, 2014

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for several tenure-track faculty positions to begin July 2015 or thereafter. Appointments will be at the assistant or untenured associate professor level. In special cases, a senior faculty appointment may be possible. We will consider exceptional candidates in a range of areas, broadly defined. Further information about the department can be found at http://cee.mit.edu/about-mit-cee.

The candidate should have demonstrated excellence in original research and have strong fundamental knowledge in a core area. Faculty responsibilities will include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, developing course materials, student advising, conducting original scholarly research, and supervision of student research. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. by the beginning of employment.

Applications are being accepted electronically at https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/cee-search/register.tcl. Each application must include: a curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three or more references, a two-page strategic statement of research interests, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and electronic copies of no more than three representative publications. It is the responsibility of the candidate to arrange for reference letters to be uploaded at https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/cee-search/letters.

Applications received by December 1, 2014 will be given priority.

With MIT’s strong commitment to diversity in engineering education, research and practice we especially encourage minorities and women to apply.

Questions may be directed to Prof. Markus J. Buehler, Department Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Room 1-290, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA; phone: +1-617-452-2750; email: mbuehler@MIT.EDU.

MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Posted: September 23, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the November issue of JOM
LECTURER WITH POTENTIAL FOR SECURITY OF EMPLOYMENT IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS SCIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS


We wish to appoint a Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment with versatile education and teaching responsibilities. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate materials science and engineering courses and develop new courses to broaden the diversity of offerings in MSE to enrich the UC Davis educational experience and increase diversity/inclusion. She/he will take the leadership role and work collegially with current MSE faculty to create innovations in curriculum development, and inspire outreach and communication to further rapidly increase our MSE undergraduate enrollment.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering or a closely related field, and a bachelors degree from an ABET accredited materials science and engineering program is strongly preferred. They should be enthusiastic about MSE in all its dimensions as demonstrated by some breadth of experience in creating and teaching courses or other scholarly engineering education activities such as organizing written student manuals for materials laboratory courses. Familiarity with ABET procedures, online instruction, recruitment activities and student advising will be an asset. We expect the candidate to be able to teach most of the courses in our undergraduate materials science and engineering curriculum as well as develop newer seminars/courses with broad appeal in areas that influence engineering education (e.g. report writing skills, presentation of undergraduate and graduate research, professional ethics, literature searches, internships, resumes and job searches).

Consult http://chms.engineering.ucdavis.edu/ for our on-line application procedure and requirements. The position is open until filled; but to assure full consideration, applications should be submitted no later than 5pm October 31, 2014, for a start date of July 1, 2015.

UC Davis is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer, and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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Posted: September 16, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the November issue of JOM
TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING & MATERIALS SCIENCE
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS


The Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Materials Science and Engineering, with emphasis on identifying candidates with expertise in computational materials science, particularly at the micro-, meso- or continuum-scale. Successful applicants must have an established record of excellence in their area of specialization and be qualified to teach core materials science and engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program, publish in peer-reviewed journals, mentor graduate students, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in department and University service. The current search is focused primarily at the Assistant Professor level, but appointment at more senior levels will be considered for distinguished candidates. Washington University is particularly interested in considering applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and engineering, including women, minorities, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Materials Science and Engineering has been identified as an area of growth for the School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS) at Washington University, with an emphasis on materials for energy harvesting and storage, multifunctional materials, and biomaterials. Recent hires within SEAS, as well as in the departments of Physics and Chemistry, have contributed to a vibrant materials research community of more than 50 faculty members across the University. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct both independent and collaborative research and play an active role in the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (imse.wustl.edu), an interdisciplinary, cross-school institute that promotes and coordinates materials research and educational activities at Washington University.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statements of research plans and teaching interests and philosophy (each statement not to exceed 3 pages), and a list of at least three references (with telephone numbers and email addresses) by email as a single file in PDF format to: materials_search@seas.wustl.edu. Applications will be accepted at any time, and will be considered until the position is filled; evaluation will begin by October 15, 2014. Washington University is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Employment eligibility verification will be required upon employment.

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Posted: September 16, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the November issue of JOM
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER AND/OR PH.D. POSITION
COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS OF MATERIALS AND INTEGRATED COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, BALTIMORE, USA


Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, is soliciting applications from outstanding candidates for a Postdoctoral Researcher and/or Ph.D. position in Computational Mechanics of Materials and Integrated Computational Materials Science & Engineering. Candidates must have a strong background and interest in computational solid mechanics, computational material science, physical sciences and mathematics. US Citizenship or US permanent residency status is preferred for this position. The post-doctoral researcher will be working with Prof. Somnath Ghosh in the US Air Force sponsored, Center of Excellence in Integrated Materials Modeling (CEIMM) at Johns Hopkins University. CEIMM is engaged in research in multi-scale (from atomistic to continuum) computational modeling of polycrystalline materials (e.g. metals and alloys) and polymer-matrix composite materials. Interested applicants should apply immediately to Professor Somnath Ghosh, CEIMM director, by sending their CV with names of three references,

Dr. Somnath Ghosh,
Director, JHU Center for Integrated Structure-Materials Modeling & Simulation (CISMMS)
Department of Civil Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
203 Latrobe, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
Tel: (410) 516 7833 (off), 614 352 5688 (cell)
Fax: (410) 516 7473, e-mail: sghosh20@jhu.edu
website: http://cmrl.jhu.edu/prof_somnath_ghosh.html

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Posted: September 10, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the November issue of JOM
FACULTY POSITION

SCHOOL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (GT)


The School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) is seeking to add tenure‐track faculty in the area of metallic materials. Outstanding candidates with demonstrated expertise and interests in physical/mechanical metallurgy, and/or bulk metals processing will be considered. Qualified candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, or closely related field with an emphasis on metallurgy. Applicants with exceptional records of creativity, originality, and excellence will be considered at all levels of assistant, associate, or full professor. The successful candidate will be expected to lead independent research programs at the cutting edge of their field, attract external funding to build strong sponsored‐research activities, successfully mentor graduate students, and develop and teach fundamental metallurgy and materials science courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

There are numerous opportunities for campus‐wide interactions with the various academic units in the Colleges of Engineering and Science, as well as with interdisciplinary institutes, such as the Institute for Materials (IMat), the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI), the Strategic Energy Institute (SEI), and the Institute of Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) and the Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI). Interested candidates must submit an online application, which includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research interest and teaching philosophy, and the names (and contact information) of at least five references, at:http://www.mse.gatech.edu/content/faculty‐positions.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their complete application package by December 1, 2014 to ensure full consideration. The selection process will include passing a pre-employment background screening. The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: September 10, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the November issue of JOM
TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN MATERIALS ENGINEERING

MATERIALS RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER
AUBURN UNIVERSITY


The Materials Research and Education Center at Auburn University seeks an outstanding individual for a tenure track faculty position in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Candidates will be considered at the assistant, associate and full professor levels. Candidates are sought that enhance strategic areas targeted by the department for growth. In particular, emphasis will be placed on applicants with a record of research accomplishments in: (1) Microfluidics/Biosensing, (2) Additive Manufacturing, and (3) Energy Generation, Conversion & Storage.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a strong individual research program in one of the above areas. Associate level applicants and higher must demonstrate an active nationally and internationally recognized program. The candidate will be expected to participate in large-scale, multidisciplinary team efforts in one of the above areas. The appointee will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in materials engineering and develop innovative, cross-disciplinary instructional activities.

The successful candidate must be professionally trained in materials science and engineering hold a PhD from an accredited institution. The intended start date is January 1st, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The review of applications will begin October 6, 2014. A link to the posting and application can be found at http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/609.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin, and must continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Auburn University is located in the City of Auburn, which was recently ranked in the top 10 nationally of Best Small Cities for Education as well as one of the top 10 places to live nationally. The university was chartered in 1856 and has an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. It is ranked in the top 50 of public institutions. The picturesque main campus covers 1,875 acres and includes the entire southwest quadrant of the city of Auburn.

Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Posted: September 3, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the November issue of JOM
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING FACULTY POSITIONS (REFERENCE #00061906)

Advanced Manufacturing
Missouri S&T


Missouri University of Science and Technology is seeking highly qualified, motivated faculty members in various disciplines to join the university at a pivotal moment in its 144-year history. The university has an inspiring new chancellor, an ambitious strategic plan strongly supported by the University of Missouri System, and a decade of growth in its enrollments, research expenditures, scholarly activity and overall academic quality. In rising to the challenge, the university will add 100 new faculty members by 2020 — growing the faculty by 20 percent. Part of this bold, ambitious plan includes employing transformative and focused hiring in four interdisciplinary signature areas, including Advanced Manufacturing.

We’re looking for individuals to help us make our mark in this area, which is critical to economic development in Missouri and the nation.

As part of the focused hiring campaign in Advanced Manufacturing, Missouri S&T invites applications for three full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in advanced manufacturing. The priority of hiring is in the area of additive manufacturing, although candidates in other areas of advanced manufacturing will also be considered. We are particularly interested in qualified candidates who have expertise in one or more of the following areas: metals, metrology, sensors, materials processing, process control, multi-scale modeling and analysis and biofabrication. The openings are anticipated to be filled at the assistant professor level, however, appointment at the associate professor level will also be considered. The appointment is anticipated to begin Fall 2015.

With leading researchers and facilities for additive manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, and sensor-enabled intelligent manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing at Missouri S&T is well-positioned to develop into a world-class research enterprise. The university is one of 23 university partners in a national initiative to reinvent manufacturing through Digital Labs, announced by President Obama in February 2014. Finally, it has three industrially relevant national research centers: the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies; the Peaslee Steel Manufacturing Research Center; and a site of the NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center in Intelligent Maintenance Systems.

Qualified candidates will possess a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, materials science, computer science or related fields. Successful candidates will be required to demonstrate the potential to establish and grow a strong research program and will participate in all aspects of Missouri S&T’s mission, which includes research, teaching and service.

Missouri S&T has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence with 6,100-plus undergraduate and nearly 2,000 graduate students. The university has 25 research centers and institutes and is situated on a 284-acre campus in Rolla, a community of 19,600 in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks. Rolla is one of the “best small towns in America”. Details regarding Missouri S&T can be found at http://www.mst.edu/. In addition, details of research centers on campus can be found at http://www.mst.edu/research/.

Candidates should include the following with their letter of application: 1. current curriculum vitae; 2. statement of research plans including areas in which the candidate has an interest in collaborating with other faculty; 3. statement of teaching philosophy; and 4. names and contact information for at least three references. All application materials must have position reference number (00061906) in order to be processed.

Applications are currently under review and interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. All application materials must be electronically submitted to the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Resource Office at: signature.mst.edu. Acceptable electronic formats that can be used include PDF and Word.

The final candidate is required to provide an official transcript showing completion of the terminal degree listed in the application materials submitted. Copies of transcripts must be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials. Failure to provide the official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

Missouri S& T is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran. Females, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The university participates in E-Verify. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS at: 1-800-464-3218. Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the AA/EEO/Title IX Coordinator at (573)341-4920.

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Posted: August 27, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the November issue of JOM
FACULTY POSITIONS

SCHOOL OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING
PURDUE UNIVERSITY


The School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for two Faculty Positions. The first position is a tenure-track position at the expected rank of Assistant Professor, and aims to attract a candidate with specific expertise and interests in the area of metallic materials, including but not limited to metals processing, physical metallurgy, and mechanical metallurgy. The second position is anticipated to be at the rank of Associate/Full Professor and seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in any Materials Science and Engineering area that will complement our existing areas of expertise within the School. A significant record of independent scholarly and research accomplishments must be documented, as well as the successful candidate having an international reputation of excellence within his/her area of research.

Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering or a related discipline and demonstrate excellent potential to build an independent research program at the forefront of their field. The duties of both positions include conducting original research, advising graduate students, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, and performing service both at the School and University levels. Candidates with experience working with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff and the ability to contribute to an inclusive climate are particularly welcome. The anticipated start date is August 2015.

The School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University has experienced significant growth in the past decade and has a strong faculty core engaged in all areas of Materials Science and Engineering, as well as significant interdisciplinary efforts across campus, with other academic institutions, and industrial partners. For a detailed description of research activities see www.engineering.purdue.edu/MSE/. The College of Engineering at Purdue is currently undergoing extensive growth, with over one hundred faculty position openings being filled over the next five years.

Submit applications online at https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/InfoFor/Employment, including curriculum vitae, teaching and research plans (each 3 pages maximum), copies of up to three most relevant publications, and names of three references. For information/questions regarding applications contact Marion Ragland, Faculty Recruitment Coordinator, College of Engineering, at ragland@purdue.edu. Address questions regarding the positions to Prof. Rodney Trice, Search Chair at rtrice@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014 and will continue until position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue’s main campus is located in West Lafayette Indiana, a welcoming and diverse community with a wide variety of cultures, industries, and excellent schools. Purdue and the College of Engineering have a Concierge Program to assist new faculty and their partners regarding dual career needs and facilitate their relocation.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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Posted: August 19, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the November issue of JOM
NEW FACULTY POSITION

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Florida


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the University of Florida invites applications for a tenure/tenure track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Candidates are sought with interests in metals research/teaching with demonstrated research expertise in, for example:
- Mechanical metallurgy, with emphasis in deformation, including mesoscale modeling of deformation.
- Materials stability, particularly in corrosion, electrochemistry, oxidation, and/or coatings (including aluminide, overlay and TBC coatings).
- Advanced materials characterization (e.g. TEM, FIB, LEAP).
- Novel processing, for example in thin films and metallic glasses.
- Phase transformations, solidification and kinetics.
- Design, characterization and application of bulk and micro/nano-scale magnetic metals.

Exceptional candidates with a proven record in related areas of materials research will also be considered. A doctoral degree in materials science and engineering or a related field is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred.

The UF MSE Department is a vibrant, multidisciplinary highly-collaborative environment and has consistently ranked among the top ten departments in the nation for both graduate and undergraduate programs. It is also among the largest MSE departments in the nation with 30 faculty members, ~240 graduate students, over 180 undergraduates and over $10 million in annual research expenditures. Our faculty research activities are essential to the success of our program; as such, new members are expected to initiate and sustain strong sponsored research and graduate training programs.

The department provides integrated Materials Science and Engineering education devoted to 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.

We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment; we strongly encourage applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled.

To apply, please reference position number 00007437, send a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references to:
Chair of the Search Committee
Materials Science and Engineering Faculty Search
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Post Office Box 116400
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611-6400

In addition, PDF files of the application package should be e-mailed to Ms. Venice Walker (venice@mse.ufl.edu). For additional information about the Department and University, please visit our Web site at http://www.mse.ufl.edu. The University of Florida is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minority group members. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public on request.

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Posted: August 19, 2014

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION AT THE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR LEVEL

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Iowa State University (ISU)


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (www.mse.iastate.edu) at Iowa State University (ISU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the technical areas contributory to experimental research efforts in Metals and Alloys. Exceptional senior candidates in the specified areas may be considered for a tenured rank and/or endowed research chair/professorship positions.

This position will be expected to develop a vibrant research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in physical or process metallurgy, and engage in professional and institutional service and leadership. The candidate will have opportunities to engage in significant interdisciplinary collaborations on the Iowa State University campus. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in metallurgy, materials science and engineering or a related engineering discipline, with research in metallic materials. In addition to the qualifications above, candidates for the ranks of Associate or Full Professor will have demonstrated research accomplishments and the potential for continuing excellence in both research and teaching commensurate with the level of rank granted. All application must be submitted electronically at pa139.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85775

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

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Posted: August 11, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the October issue of JOM -->
COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS EXPERT

NASA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER
Hampton, Virginia


The NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia is seeking an expert in computational materials. This expert will serve in a Senior Scientific and Professional (ST) civil service position in the Research Directorate, a leader in research and technology development capabilities required by the present and future needs of our Aeronautics Research, Exploration and Space Operations, Space Technologies, and Science stakeholders. NASA has been performing computational materials research over the past two decades with an emphasis on the systematic, critical and intensive search for scientific knowledge that can then be applied to the development of lightweight advanced materials and structures for aerospace applications. The challenges are formidable, with exceptional and rewarding opportunities to pursue scientific discovery by exploiting the vast untapped potential of the computational design, development and deployment of advanced engineered materials.

The successful candidate for this position is expected to:
  • Lead and participate in activities aimed at advancing the state-of-the-art in understanding the fundamental physical phenomena associated with materials properties and behavior using computational methodologies, interactions between multiple length and time scales, and by identifying practical approaches to reduce the time of the insertion of new materials for aeronautics and exploration applications.
  • Interface with experts within the materials, structures, and complementary fields (such as material science, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science) to identify collaborative research and apply his/her knowledge and experience to the investigation of these research topics.
  • Advocate for agency programmatic support and establish collaborations with other government agencies, industry, and academia.
  • Couple improved computational modeling and experimental techniques for design of multifunctional materials, and serve as a critical link between academia, industry, and other Government agencies.
  • Publish results of his/her work in peer-reviewed journals, present invited lectures in international forums, serve as a mentor and resource to other researchers in the field, and participate in center, agency and national level committees. Creativity, Ambition, Teamwork.

A sense of daring. A probing mind. That’s what it takes to join NASA, ranked first in the Government’s Best Places to Work in 2012 and 2013. Visit http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/376954500 to read the complete job announcement and application procedures. Applications must be submitted via the online application process no later than October 31, 2014.

Learn more about the Research Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center by visiting http://researchtech.larc.nasa.gov.

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