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POSITIONS AVAILABLE


Posted: July 29, 2014
META-FIND

I've specialized for 34 years in the placement of Metallurgical, Materials, and Welding Engineers in the areas of R&D, Q.C., Production, Sales & Marketing, nationwide. My background as a Met. Eng. can help you! Salaries to $190K. Fees paid by Company.

Contact:
Michael Heineman, Meta-Find, Inc.
Phone: (212) 867-8100
E-mail: mikeh@meta-findny.com
Web: www.metafindny.com

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Posted: July 3, 2014

Alcoa Research Position

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
University of Virginia


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the University of Virginia solicits outstanding applicants at the Research Associate/Scientist level with expertise in the general areas of physical/mechanical metallurgy, e.g. structure/properties/ processing relationships, and advanced characterization techniques, such as advanced transmission electron microscopy. The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree in materials science and engineering, or a closely related field. Approximately two-thirds of the researcher’s time will be spent developing research programs in physical/mechanical metallurgy, ideally, in collaboration with ongoing research interests in MSE and at Alcoa. The remaining time will be spent assisting researchers in advanced characterization techniques in the University-wide Nano-Scale Materials Characterization Facility (NMCF), where the candidate will reside. The initial appointment is for up to three years, with the possibility of continued funding.

Applications must be submitted on-line through JOBS@UVA at www.hr.virginia.edu. Qualified candidates are required to include a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans and interests, and contact information for at least three professional references. The anticipated starting date for this position is fall 2014; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to developing diversity and welcomes applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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Posted: June 19, 2014

Research Faculty Position Available

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon


The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering invites applications for a non tenure track research faculty position. Faculty rank is dependent on experience, research, and teaching qualifications.

This position will be within the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and will work with the Materials and Manufacturing Research Institute within the Office of Graduate Research and Strategic Business Partnerships which also manages PSU’s Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication. The MMRI works closely with Oregon metals and manufacturing industries and seeks to expand nationally important core competencies identified by Oregon industry as essential to sustaining and expanding Oregon’s economy. The materials research program’s core competencies include materials production including alloy design, melting and solidification, processing and fabrication including joining and deformation, structure, properties and performance relationships, and physical and computational simulation of alloy design, thermal mechanical processing, joining and forming.

The department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering has a long term close working relationship with Industry. Successful candidates will be expected to collaborate with the metals and manufacturing industry and to enjoy long term working relationships with respect to both graduate degree programs and research within their competitive manufacturing technologies.

A successful candidate will be able to develop significant independent federally and industrially funded research programs.

The starting annual salary rate for this position will be dependent upon qualifications and experience with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon University System schools

Requires PhD in Materials Science Engineering or closely related field. Interested candidates must submit their materials via https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/12811

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Posted: May 19, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the August issue of JOM
SENIOR FACULTY, MATERIALS JOINING DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The Ohio State University


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University invites applications from outstanding candidates for a senior faculty position in the area of materials joining. This position is part of a Manufacturing Cluster Hire within the College of Engineering that will support ongoing and emerging manufacturing activities at OSU. The successful candidate will be expected to interact with other manufacturing-related faculty within the college and may potentially hold a joint appointment in other departments. The Welding Engineering Program at OSU recently merged with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and now represents one of the world’s largest materials science and engineering departments focused on structural materials. The Welding Engineering Program (http://mse.osu.edu/we) offers degrees at the BS, MS, and PhD levels and is the only ABET accredited welding engineering program in North America. Recently, NSF awarded OSU an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) focusing on materials joining science for energy applications (http://cimjsea.osu.edu).

The candidate for this position will have opportunities to develop collaborative research within this center. OSU is also the recipient of the NSF ADVANCE grant for institutional transformation. A doctoral degree in Welding Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields is required. A demonstrated background in materials joining is preferred and a strong publication record is required.

Successful candidates should be proficient and have demonstrated skills in one (or more) of the following areas:
- manufacturing science
- welding process technology
- process modeling
- computational materials modeling
- advanced characterization
- welding metallurgy

The evaluation of applications will begin immediately. It is anticipated that this position will be filled by January 1, 2015. A complete curriculum vitae and separate teaching and research statements can be sent by e-mail to lippold.1@osu.edu or sent by mail to:
Prof. John C. Lippold, Welding Engineering
Program Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
The Ohio State University
1248 Arthur E. Adams Drive Columbus, OH 43221

Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strongly encourage applications from qualified underrepresented groups including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities

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Posted: April 28, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the July issue of JOM
SCIENTIST/NOVEL AND EMERGING MATERIALS

AMES LABORATORY, USDOE
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY


The Ames Laboratory, a United States Department of Energy national laboratory affiliated with Iowa State University is seeking candidates for a scientific leadership position in the area of novel and emerging materials. The position will be filled at the Scientist I or II level, dependent on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Position requires Ph.D. in physical sciences plus a minimum of five years of research experience in various aspects of materials processing and characterization. A successful track record in writing proposals for research funding, and a strong publication record in the field is required.

Candidates at the Scientist II level require a demonstrated national/international standing within the discipline by the scientific community. For complete description, preferred qualifications, and application instructions, please see Vacancy #140312 at www.iastatejobs.com. To ensure consideration, applications must be submitted by July 31, 2014.

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.

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Posted: April 22, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the June issue of JOM
FACULTY POSITION IN METALLURGICAL & MATERIALS ENGINEERING

The Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering (MTE)
The University of Alabama (UA), Tuscaloosa, AL


The Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering (MTE) at The University of Alabama (UA) seeks outstanding applicants at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. We are looking for a strong candidate in the areas of transport phenomena in materials processing, chemical-metallurgy, and ferrous and nonferrous process metallurgy. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Metallurgical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong externally funded research program and to excel in teaching.

The University of Alabama has experienced unprecedented growth and prosperity over the last decade including significant increases in undergraduate and graduate enrollment within the College of Engineering and the completion of the new North Engineering Research Center which has more than 100,000 square feet dedicated to materials research. The MTE department is currently comprised of nine full-time faculty members with active funded research grants and enrolls more than 130 undergraduate and graduate students. The Department has a strong history of research and teaching in the areas of solidification science and molten metal processing, materials characterization, mechanical behavior, thin film deposition, magnetic materials and devices, and computational materials science. More information about the Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering can be found at http://mte.eng.ua.edu/.

Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and a list of at least three references with contact information. Applicants are required to apply electronically at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/35001. Inquiries can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair via email (mtefacsearch@eng.ua.edu) or via surface mail (Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Box 870202, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0202).

The Department is committed to building a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including minorities, women, and people with disabilities. The University of Alabama is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, Title IX, Section 504, ADA employer. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience level.

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Posted: March 31, 2014

MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING NON-TENURE TRACK FACULTY

Boise State University
Boise, Idaho


Position Search # EN-0002-14 Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Boise State is the largest university in Idaho with an enrollment of over 20,000 students and is located in Boise, Idaho’s capital city and largest metropolitan area. The rapidly growing, collaborative, and student oriented Materials Science and Engineering Department at Boise State University is hiring a clinical assistant professor with start date of August 2014. The clinical assistant professor responsibilities include the following: • Developing new undergraduate laboratory course curricula that promote hands-on experimentation.

• Overseeing the teaching and implementation of multiple laboratory courses.
• Expanding current laboratory facilities by identifying additional needs, facilitating funding, and coordinating acquisition of new equipment.
• Working collaboratively with MSE faculty and staff to ensure that laboratory courses facilitate excellence in the Materials Science and Engineering curriculum.

At a minimum you should have: • A Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, or a closely related field. • Pertinent laboratory experience in industry or academia is preferred. Please visit the Materials Science and Engineering Employment Opportunities website at http://coen.boisestate.edu/mse/jobs for details and application instructions

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Posted: March 19, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the June issue of JOM
Industrial Research Chair in Hydrometallurgy – Assistant Professor Position

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
British Columbia


The Department of Materials Engineering at the University of British Columbia seeks an outstanding individual for a grant tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Extractive Metallurgy with an emphasis on hydrometallurgy. The starting date of the position will be September 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Industrial Research Chair in Hydrometallurgy was founded in 1988 and is currently funded by 17 Canadian and international companies. The successful candidate for this competition will be expected to complement UBC’s existing strength in hydrometallurgy and extractive metallurgy and will develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program. As part of the Chair program, the candidate will be expected to teach short courses at sponsor sites, develop industrial research proposals and programs and generally support the activities of the Chair. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and to supervise graduate students at the Masters and Ph.D. level.

The candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Metallurgical or Materials Engineering or a closely related field and will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia.

Further information on the department is available at www.mtrl.ubc.ca, and information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at www.apsc.ubc.ca/careers.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority but international candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement (1-2 pages) of technical and teaching interests and accomplishments, and names and addresses (e-mail included) of four referees. Applications must be submitted online at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php.

The initial closing date for applications is June 30, 2014 but applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

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Posted: March 12, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the May issue of JOM
METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENGINEERS

ArcelorMittal Global R&D
East Chicago, Indiana


ArcelorMittal Global R&D in East Chicago, Indiana is looking to hire Metallurgical/Materials Engineers to develop advanced automotive sheet steels.

Responsibilities include: Development of optimal product designs for new products while ensuring product/process robustness at minimal manufacturing cost, improvement of existing products via enhanced yields and superior product attributes, knowledge building for futuristic products, and providing technical support to manufacturing plants and customers. Expected scope of duties includes appropriate computational modeling, laboratory processing and simulations, conducting detailed fine microstructure investigations, characterization of mechanical properties, and statistical data analysis. All other duties will be as assigned.

Requirements: Masters Degree in Metallurgical/Materials Engineering with a specialization in Physical/Mechanical Metallurgy; Ph. D. preferred. Experience in material design and development in a heavy manufacturing industry is desired. Ability to work independently and be effective in multi-disciplinary team environments is critical.

Apply today at candidatemanager.net/arcelormittal

ArcelorMittal is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: March 10, 2014

SR PROCESS ENGINEER/METALLURGIST

Noranda Aluminum, Inc.
Southeast, Missouri Facility


Noranda Aluminum, Inc., has a position opening for Sr Process Engineer/Metallurgist in the Cast House at the Southeast, Missouri facility. Position requires a B.S. Degree in Metallurgy, or related discipline and 7-10 years of related experience in aluminum manufacturing relted to casting technology, fabrication, metal treatment, alloying, process improvement, and quality systems. Demonstrated experience with establishing successful working relationships with internal and external customers. Ability to communicate technical requirements/standards is essential. Experience working with unionized workforce is a plus. Interested candidates should submit a resume with salary requirements to sggerding@noralinc.com Noranda is a Military Friendly/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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Posted: February 13, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the April issue of JOM
MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY LEAD

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Corporate Headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania


Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases and chemicals, has an immediate opening for a MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY LEAD at our Corporate Headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The Materials Technology Lead is responsible for the safe and reliable operation of our facilities through the performance of key activities including;

• Recommending materials of construction based on process conditions including fluids handled, pressure, temperature, etc.

• Conducting failure analyzes to determine root causes for equipment failure in service and providing material recommendations or plant operation modifications to avoid a recurrence of the failure.

• Providing materials consulting and advice to Air Products operating facilities on issues such as welding, heat treating, corrosion performance, materials properties (e.g., high temperature creep properties and failure mechanisms, low temperature toughness), etc.

• Developing and overseeing testing protocols to determine viability and limitations of materials for new and existing process applications.

• Developing and leading research programs

Qualifications and Requirements:

• A MS/PhD degree in Materials/Metallurgical Engineering with a minimum of 15 years experience in the industrial gas, petrochemical, power, or chemical process industries is required.

• Needs to have a comprehensive understanding of basic corrosion and failure mechanisms.

• Must have the ability to identify microstructures and fracture morphologies of a wide variety of alloy systems and an in-depth understanding of alloy systems as related to materials of construction.

• Must be staying abreast of technical advances in the field, particularly those related to high temperature metallurgy. Laboratory experience is required.

• Have the ability to lead a technical team and mentor others.

• Demonstrate the ability and vision to conceive, define and champion research projects on innovative materials solutions and predictive tools to improve plant reliability and mitigate risk.

• Seeking a motivated engineer with excellent verbal and written communication skills able to interface with engineers and plant personnel and to leverage the expertise of external labs, consultants and technical organizations.

Familiarity with the following items will also be a plus:

• Risk based inspection and fitness for service methodologies

• Remaining Life Assessment methodologies

• High temperature metallurgy (above 1500F)

• Non-destructive test methods

• Nickel based alloys

Approximately 15-20% travel required, some international.

Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases; performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. More than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries supply innovative solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2012, Air Products had sales approaching $10 billion. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.

To apply for this position, please visit the Air Products Career Center. Click on the link Search job openings from the left navigation bar. You can apply specifically to Job Req #13240BR or forward your resume directly to KaBrile Bradley at bradlek@airproducts.com

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.

Air Products is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/D/V) where diversity matters.

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Posted: February 13, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the February 25 issue of E-News
LECTURER

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (www.matse.illinois.edu) invites applications for a full-time, untenured position at the rank of Lecturer. We are looking for a dynamic, motivated individual who will contribute to the educational mission of the department. The Lecturer will develop and teach courses in hard materials and mechanics that will be targeted to undergraduate students. In addition, successful applicants will be expected to be involved in undergraduate and masters research programs, capstone design projects and student advising.

The position requires a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering or a relevant engineering/scientific field. Prior experience with teaching at the college or university level is preferred.

The position is a full-time, 9 month academic year (9-month service basis paid over 12 months) appointment. Salary is competitive and based on experience. The desired starting date is August 16, 2014. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility for renewal on an annual basis thereafter based on funding and performance reviews.

The closing date is March 31, 2014. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date but no decision will be made until after the closing date.

To apply, please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a Curriculum Vitae with the names and contact information for three professional references and a letter of interest which includes teaching interests and evidence of innovative teaching in a university setting.

For further information about the application process, please contact the department by e-mail at mse@illinois.edu or by telephone at (217) 333-1441.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu). We have an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff (http://provost.illinois.edu/worklife/index.html).

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Posted: February 10, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the April 2014 issue of JOM
ELECTRON MICROSCOPIST

Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center / Materials Characterization Facility
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL


Materials Characterization Facility (MCF, http://www.ampac.ucf.edu/) of Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center (AMPAC, www.ampac.ucf.edu) at University of Central Florida is seeking to hire a scientist/engineer to manage and operate its electron microscopes with an emphasis on transmission and scanning electron microscopy. The University of Central Florida is a major metropolitan research university located in Orlando, FL, with over 50,000 students. MCF is a 10,000 sq.ft. multiuser facility with 2 TEMs, 3 SEMS, 1 CrossBeam FIB/SEM, 2 SIMS, EPMA, FIB, AES, XPS, RBS, MicroRaman, AFM/STM, LSCM, and complete specimen preparation laboratory. The TEM and SEM laboratory currently comprises a JEOL 1011B TEM, FEI Tecnai F30 TEM/STEM, Zeiss ULTRA-55 FESEM, JEOL 6480LV SEM, Hitachi 3500N SEM, and associated sample preparation equipment including Zeiss 1540EsB CrossBeam and FEI 200TEM FIB. MCF is a vibrant multiuser facility that provides microscope and spectroscope facilities to a wide range of users from academia, industry, and national laboratories around the world from all disciplines of science, engineering and technology. Typically on an annual basis, 200 UCF internal users and 30 external users including 20 private companies work at and with MCF for their materials characterization needs.

We are particularly interested in individuals who have a strong record with TEM/STEM for solving scientific and engineering challenges, training students, and operation maintenance. The position will involve management and operation of instruments on a day-to-day basis, support and training of users, instrument maintenance, and instrument development. The applicant should have strong interpersonal as well as oral and written communication skills. We are seeking a TEM/SEM microscopist with a minimum of Master’s degree in related sciences/engineering or Bachelor’s degree and at least two years appropriate experience. Doctoral degree with a significant expertise and experience in TEM/STEM would be preferred.

Review of candidates will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit an application via https://www.jobswithucf.com/ for position number, 41482, Coordinator, Research Programs/Services and include a curriculum vita, a summary of expertise and accomplishments and contact information of three references. Applicants are encouraged to submit the same content to Prof. Yongho Sohn, Yongho.Sohn@ucf.edu, Associate Director for MCF, Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center, University of Central Florida.

The University of Central Florida is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. As a member of the Florida State University System, all application materials and selection procedures are available for public review.

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Posted: February 4, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the April 2014 issue of JOM
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE

Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI)
Johns Hopkins University


The newly established Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships. The first position involves high-rate mechanical testing of metals that will be performed in situ within a dynamic TEM at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as well as within conventional TEMs. Ideal candidates will have experience with transmission electron microscopy of metallic materials, TEM sample fabrication, including FIB, and the mechanical properties of metals and alloys. The second position involves in situ mechanical testing of metals within an SEM. Ideal candidates will have experience in: SEM, FIB, and micro-scale testing (in-situ and/or ex-situ techniques) and a strong background in various microstructure characterization techniques. Both are one year positions, renewable depending on performance.

The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (www.hemi.jhu.edu) addresses the fundamental science issues associated with materials under extreme conditions. Our emphasis is on the development of the strongest possible science team through structured collaborations with other universities, national laboratories and industry. Collaborations in the areas described herein are with Caltech, Rutgers University, University of Delaware and the Army Research Laboratory, as well as joint research programs with UC Santa Barbara, Washington State, Purdue and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Successful candidates will have a doctorate in a relevant field and strong communication skills. All applications should be submitted electronically (before April 15, 2014) as a single PDF document to ebieluc1@jhu.edu. Electronic applications should include a cover letter describing the principal expertise of the applicant, a statement of research interests and experiences, a complete resume, and the names of at least three references. The University is committed to building a diverse environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer.

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Posted: February 3, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the April 2014 issue of JOM
TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION / ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING WITH FOCUS ON METALLURGICAL ASPECTS OF FRACTURE AND FATIGUE

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Virginia


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia solicits outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor rank. Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching, developing an internationally recognized research program, and service and outreach. Opportunities exist to develop state-of-the-art capabilities for independent research, for interdisciplinary collaborations with existing faculty, and to initiate new research initiatives focused on metallurgical aspects of fracture and fatigue of metallic materials. Candidates with an exceptional record of scholarly research achievement and demonstrated success in teaching may be considered at the associate professor level.

The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree in either materials science and engineering or a closely related field. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in materials science and engineering and will demonstrate the ability to develop a world-class, sponsored-research program centered on MS and PhD students. We seek a candidate who will initiate new areas of research and teaching in the fracture and fatigue of metals, enhance departmental strengths through research collaborations, especially the Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering (CESE) in the area of environmental effects on fracture and fatigue, and contribute broadly across disciplines in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Applications must be submitted on-line through JOBS@UVA at https://jobs.virginia.edu and reference Posting Number 0613574. Qualified candidates are required to include a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, teaching philosophy and interests as well as contact information for at least three references. The anticipated starting date for this position is August 2014.

For additional information about the position, please contact Prof. John R. Scully at jrs8d@virginia.edu.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Jeannie Reese at jsv7u@virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to developing diversity in faculty and welcomes applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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Posted: January 13, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the March 2014 issue of JOM
Tenure-track Faculty Positions
The Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering, University of Michigan


The Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, invite outstanding applicants for up to two tenure-track faculty positions at all levels in the area of advanced manufacturing of metallic alloys. Emphasis will be placed on applicants with a record of research accomplishment in one or more of the following areas:

  • Thermo-mechanical deformation processing of metals: deformation of metals
  • texture development and microstructural evolution during forming and heat treatment
  • advanced forming and solid state joining manufacturing technologies
  • Molten metal processing: solidification
  • phase transformations during molten metal processing
  • advanced casting and fusion joining manufacturing technologies
  • alloy design

We seek individuals who have demonstrated strong interest and capability in both science and engineering, who would become strong participants in multi-disciplinary, cross departmental teams and who would work equally well with researchers in industry and academia. The applicant must hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical or Materials Science and Engineering or a related field, and should be qualified and willing to teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the field. We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research, contribute to the academic mission of the institution, and participate in new UM initiatives in manufacturing of structural metals. We are especially interested in candidates who contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. UM is responsive to needs of dual career families, and an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, research and teaching plans, publication list, and the names of four references to our web site at http://www.mse.engin.umich.edu/facultysearch/amp

Review of applications will begin March 31, 2014. Applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled.

Contact information:
e-mail address: amp-search@umich.edu
Advanced Metals Processing Faculty Search Chair
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The University of Michigan
2300 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136

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Posted: January 7, 2014

FACULTY POSITION IN MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
The University of Pittsburgh


The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). Successful applicants are expected to build an externally funded research program which contributes to the existing strengths of our program while enhancing strategic areas targeted for growth, such as functional materials and advanced processing with particular focus on additive manufacturing and materials for sustainability and energy applications. Preference will be given to applicants whose research focus includes deformation behavior of materials, advanced materials processing and/or microstructure-property relations; however, exceptional candidates in our strategic areas of growth are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should also have a sound background for and dedication to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Materials Science and Engineering programs. Accordingly, applicants should have a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or a related field, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research. While the position is primarily for the junior rank, applicants of higher rank with an outstanding track record will also be considered.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, formed by a merger of the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering in 2006, has 28 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. Current research thrusts include high temperature materials, materials processing, computational materials science, material characterization at multiple length scales, energy technologies, smart materials and structures, functional nanomaterials, micro/biofluidics, biomaterials, advanced ceramics, and biomechanics.

The successful candidates for this position will especially benefit from the resources, support, and multidisciplinary research environment fostered by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Simulation and Modeling (http://www.sam.pitt.edu) and the Center for Energy (http://www.energy.pitt.edu). The Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering’s (http://www.nano.pitt.edu) Nanoscale Fabrication and Characterization Facility houses state-of-the-art transmission electron microscopy, dual beam FIB, dedicated E-beam lithography, SEM, EPMA, FTIR, SPM, XRD, UV-Vis-IR spectrophotometer and clean-room facilities.

Qualified applicants are asked to submit their application electronically pitt-mems-search@engr.pitt.edu. Applications should include the following materials in pdf form: a curriculum vitae, a concise statement of research and teaching interests, and a list of at least three references. An application can also be submitted by mail to:

Chair (MSE Faculty Search), Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
636 Benedum Hall
Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15261.

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2014, and continue until the positions are filled.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

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Posted: January 2, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the February 2014 issue of JOM
Assistant Professor - Tenure-track Faculty Position
Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - Chemical and Materials Engineering Department invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position in Materials Engineering.

For information, contact:
Faculty Search Committee, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department
California State Polytechnic University Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768;
Telephone: (909) 869-2626
E-mail: agpapovolia@csupomona.edu
Web: http://academic.csupomona.edu/faculty/position.aspx?p_id=BDSCDSDSDXDDSWYUEUFSMNHSIOUYIY

A review of completed applications will begin on February 10, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University is an EO/AA employer and only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions.

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Posted: January 2, 2014
Scheduled to appear in the February 2014 issue of JOM
TENURED/TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department
University of Connecticut (UConn)


The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department at the University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks outstanding applicants at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. The MSE Department currently comprises 16 faculty members. We wish to strengthen our research and teaching portfolio in the following areas: materials synthesis & processing, metallurgy, and high temperature materials. Applications from outstanding candidates with expertise in other emerging areas of MSE will also be considered.

Please visit our website http://www.mse.engr.uconn.edu/ for additional information about our department, faculty, and research. Minimum Qualifications: Candidates for this position will have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or a related field by time of appointment. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, service and outreach, and the ability to maintain an internationally recognized research program. This is a 9-month tenure-track position with an expected start date of August 23, 2014.

The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn's regional campuses across the state. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. Applications must be submitted using Husky Hire (http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/). Please upload your curriculum vitae, a research plan of up to five pages, a teaching plan of up to three pages, and the names and contact information of four references. The requested submission format is a single PDF file in the order listed. Review of applications will start immediately. Please reference search 2014283 in your application submission.

We encourage applications from under-represented groups, including minorities, women, and people with disabilities. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

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Posted: December 13, 2013

FULL-TIME TENURE TRACK PROFESSORSHIP PROFESSOR IN BIOMATERIALS AND BIOENGINEERING
Department of Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
Université Laval, Quebec City


TENURE TRACK PROFESSORSHIP

The Department of Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering welcomes candidatures for a regular tenure track professorship in biomaterials and bioengineering. The candidate will be required
i) to teach in the specialties of the department, at undergraduate and graduate level,
ii) to develop and original and self-funded innovating research program in the field connected to the newly established Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in Biomaterials and Bioengineering for the Innovation in Surgery (www.lbb.gmn.ulaval.ca) and
iii) to supervise graduate students in the projects connected to the Chair.

The envisaged fields of research are related to the biology, biochemistry and living sciences (in vitro and in vivo experiments) of biomaterials and in particular with:
i) the design and the development of scaffolding structures for the 3D cell culture in bioreactors under mechanical stresses and strains for the regeneration of cardio-vascular tissues;
ii) the interactions between materials, surfaces and extra cellular matrix proteins, and in particular functional coatings to improve the clinical performances of medical devices; and
iii) the design and development of specific tests to assess the biological performances of a new family of biomaterials based on degradable metallic materials for biomedical applications.

SELECTION

The candidate will have obtained a doctoral degree in science or engineering in a field connected to biomaterials and bioengineering. The membership or the ability to become a member of a Professional Engineering Association in Canada is welcome but not mandatory. The ability to communicate in French at oral and written, or be able to acquire it within three years from the beginning of the position, is required. Academic experience in research and industrial in the fields of the Chair will be considered during selection.

CANDIDATURE

Deadline for submitting candidature: February 28th, 2014
Expecting starting date: September 1st, 2014

The candidature will include a letter of intent and motivation, a complete CV, and three (3) reference letters addressed directly to:
Daniel Larouche, ing., Ph.D.
Director
Département de génie des mines, de la métallurgie et des matériaux
Faculté des sciences et de génie
Pavillon Adrien-Pouliot
1065, avenue de la Médecine, local 1728
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
CANADA

Or by email: Daniel.Larouche@gmn.ulaval.ca

Valuing diversity, Université Laval encourages all qualified individuals to apply-particularly women, visible and ethnic minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities-but priority will be given to Canadians and Canadian permanent residents.

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Posted: December 4, 2013

DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED MINERAL AND METALLURGICAL PROCESSING (CAMP)
Montana Tech


Montana Tech seeks an Associate/Full Professor to serve as Director of the Center for Advanced Mineral and Metallurgical Processing (CAMP). CAMP is Montana Tech’s designated center of excellence in minerals, metals, and advanced materials research and education and it is closely associated with Montana’s new interdisciplinary collaborative Ph.D. program in materials science.

The selected candidate will have outstanding opportunities to develop CAMP into a center of excellence engaging a talented cadre of faculty and students whose research services are in high demand by industrial and government sponsors and whose efforts result in economic development, intellectual property, Ph.D. and master’s degrees, and research publications. An earned doctorate is required, along with successful experience writing and winning grants, cultivating industrial and government sponsors, supervising personnel, and managing complex research projects and budgets.

Expertise in any of the following areas is preferred: Metallurgy, Materials Processing and Characterization, Mineral Processing, Energy Materials, Biomaterials, Nano-materials, Ceramics, Polymers, and/or general Materials Science/Engineering.

The departmental affiliation of the successful applicant will be determined by the applicant’s research expertise and mutual agreement between the applicant and Montana Tech’s leadership. For more information and to apply visit www.mtech.edu/employment before December 31, 2013. Position is open until filled.

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Posted: December 4, 2013

TENURE TRACK POSITION
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Florida International University (FIU)


Florida International University (FIU) invites applications for a tenure track position at open rank level in Materials Engineering beginning Fall 2014, in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Job Opening ID 506922. The Mechanical and Materials Engineering department has 20 faculty members who support its offerings of BS in ME (ABET accredited), MS in ME and MSE, and PhD programs in ME and MSE. The department has over 700 undergraduates and 75 graduate students. Materials Research is supported by two research facilities, the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute (ameri.fiu.edu) and the Center for Study of Materials at Extreme Conditions (cesmec.fiu.edu).

AMERI is a full service materials characterization and nanofabrication facility that includes Multiple SEMs, x-ray diffractometer, a TEM, a Dual Beam FIB, multiple clean room environments, e-beam lithography, as well as multiple lithography and deposition systems. Duties of the successful faculty candidates include teaching primarily graduate courses and some undergraduate courses in mechanical and materials engineering, mentoring students, developing an externally funded research program, and publishing scholarly work. Also, the successful candidate may become the director of the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute (AMERI).

Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree in Materials Science Engineering or a closely related engineering field is required prior to the start of the appointment. The successful candidates must have a demonstrated record of scholarly work and a history of established robust externally funded research program and research management.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in mechanical and physical metallurgy and experience in failure analysis, fatigue, fracture, dislocation mechanics, micro/nano-materials characterization, micro/nano-materials fabrication, and nanotechnology. Candidates must have a commitment to teaching excellence and be qualified to teach courses in mechanical and materials science engineering, including materials in engineering, strength of materials, physical and mechanical metallurgy, physical properties of materials and composite materials.

Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills are prerequisites of all candidates for this position. FIU offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and an excellent work environment. Additional information is available at: jobsearch.fiu.edu.

Applications must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience and plans, a statement of teaching experience and interests, and contact information for three references in a single pdf file. Applications must be submitted on line to Job Opening ID 506922 at jobsearch.fiu.edu. Deadline is open, but, to receive full consideration, applications must be received by January 15, 2014. Applications are encouraged from members of under-represented minorities and women.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.

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Posted: November 26, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the February 2014 issue of JOM
FACULTY POSITION
DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a junior-level tenure-track faculty position, preferably in materials characterization. Areas of special interest include three-dimensional microstructural characterization, characterization of materials in situ in extreme environments, characterization across multiple length scales, and analysis of large microstructural data sets. Preference will be given to applicants at the assistant professor level but exceptionally qualified candidates at higher ranks will also be considered.

It is expected that a successful candidate for this position will become a member of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (hemi.jhu.edu), a multidivisional institute devoted to advancing the fundamental science associated with materials and structures under extreme conditions. The institute includes strong collaborations with other universities, national labs and corporate affiliates, and currently houses two independent research centers.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, internationally recognized research program and to be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in materials science and engineering or a related field. Additional information about the department may be found at materials.jhu.edu.

All applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF document to materials@jhu.edu. Applications should include a cover letter describing the principal expertise and accomplishments of the applicant, a curriculum vita, short (two page) statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information for at least three references. For full consideration applications should be received by January 3, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Department is committed to building a diverse educational environment; women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer.

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Posted: November 21, 2013

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
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 faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Preferred specialization areas include both fundamental and applied modeling at (and across) all length scales and application areas focused on Advanced Manufacturing as it relates to Renewable/Sustainable Energy, or Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME). This position is part of a newly forming Advanced Manufacturing cluster that encompasses the departments of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science and Engineering.

Candidates will be expected to develop scholarly excellence through research, instruction and professional service. This will include teaching of existing courses, development of new undergraduate and graduate course, and should also include development of productive research collaborations both externally and internally within the college, university, and the Advanced Manufacturing collaborative cluster (for more information, see www.unr.edu/cme/). Candidates should hold a doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related field.

Reno, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, has an area population of 425,000 and is 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe, with excellent recreation, scenic mountains, short commutes, and extensive cultural and entertainment opportunities.

Candidates should submit the following items through the online application system (https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/13795): 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. The position will be available July 1, 2014. Full consideration will be given to candidates who apply by January 14, 2014.

Contact:
Dr. Jeffrey C. LaCombe, Associate Professor
Chemical and Materials Engineering MS-388
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
Tel: (775) 784-1797; E-mail: lacomj@unr.edu

EEO/AA Policy: The University of Nevada, Reno, is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation in any program of activity it operates. The University of Nevada employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

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Posted: November 21, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the December issue of JOM
META-FIND

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Call/Send/E-mail resume:
Michael Heineman, Meta-Find, Inc.
Phone: (212) 867-8100
E-mail: mikeh@meta-findny.com
Web: www.metafindny.com

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Posted: November 15, 2013

TWO FULL-TIME TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
Materials Engineering Department
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


The Materials Engineering Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (www.mate.calpoly.edu), invites applications for two full-time tenure-track faculty positions starting Fall 2014 in the areas of:
- Sustainable Materials (Reference Job Requisition 103061)
- Microsystem Technologies and Fabrication (Reference Job Requisition 103050)

For full consideration, please apply by the review beginning date of January 15, 2014.

Our vision is to collaboratively overcome the intertwined grand challenges of sustainability and transformative learning through our materials engineering program. Our daily mission is to be a vibrant, creative and effectual learning community that cultivates the unique capabilities of each individual to thrive in a complex, interconnected and ever-changing world. Faculty teach several different materials engineering courses (freshmen to masters level), in addition to conducting scholarship that enriches the student experience. Our projects-based curriculum emphasizes hands-on, learn by doing and guided inquiry.

These positions require experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with other disciplinary programs. The Microsystems Technology position will foster collaborations to enable cross-listed courses and research projects with Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and other programs. Preference will also be given to those with relevant work experience and those with experience in working with diverse populations.

For detailed position descriptions and application instructions, please visit: www.calpolyjobs.org. Questions can be directed to mate@calpoly.edu.

Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Posted: November 15, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the January 2014 issue of JOM
ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR
Department of NanoEngineering
Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego


Description: The Department of NanoEngineering (http://ne.ucsd.edu), which combines Materials and Chemical Engineering around Nanotechnologies for the Jacobs School of Engineering, invites applications for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor levels. The NanoEngineering Department is within Jacobs School of Engineering and is committed to building an excellent, diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body (http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/diversity).

Successful candidates are expected to carry out forefront research and teach classes related to Materials Engineering in the following technical field: Materials in Energy Technologies. The candidates will be expected to have a PhD in the field of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), or similar related field, to support the materials engineering focus of the department. Exceptional candidates in all other areas will be given serious consideration. A successful candidate will be part of the campus Advanced Energy Research Initiative (http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/aeri/) and may have close ties with the Center for Energy Research within the Jacobs School of Engineering, enhancing cross-campus collaborations, while spearheading a strong independent research program in materials and/or nanotechnologies related to the energy sector.

The research areas of primary interest to the department are: materials in extreme environments, nanotechnologies for solar energy conversion, energy storage materials, nanomaterials for thermoelectrics, nanomaterials for biofuel catalysis, or other similar energy related technologies, including materials used in conventional energy production technologies, coal, oil and gas, and turbine engine applications, among others. Materials research focused in structure-properties relations, particularly physical metallurgy/materials, mechanical properties, and candidates working in computational materials science focus areas will be strongly considered. UC San Diego strives to maintain a climate of fairness, cooperation and professionalism that enables us to attract a more diverse cross section of faculty in terms of gender, nationality, and ethnicity, and candidates who have a demonstrated track record of enhancing diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with experience with or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please see the Web site for the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/.

Salary: Level of appointment and salary is commensurate with qualifications based on UC pay schedules and market conditions.

Closing Date: Candidates applying by December 15, 2013 will be given full consideration. Position is open until filled.

To Apply: Please submit (i) a letter of interest including specific synergies envisioned with our faculty, (ii) curriculum vitae, including the list of publications and professional activities, (iii) a statement of research interests and teaching experience, including a summary of leadership efforts, (iv) a separate statement describing your past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions (For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp) and (v) the names and email addresses of 3 references, using the online application. All applicant materials including referee info should be submitted via UCSD Academic Personnel On Line Recruit at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00464.

AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

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Posted: November 15, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the January 2014 issue of JOM
FACULTY POSITIONS
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL AND NATURE-INSPIRED MATERIALS
BEIHANG UNIVERSITY, CHINA


Faculty positions are available at the International Research Institute for Multidisciplinary Science (IRIMS) at Beihang University in Beijing, specifically in the new International Research Center (IRC) for Biological & Nature-Inspired Materials, led by Professor Robert O. Ritchie. As the core part of IRIMS, this IRC is devoted to establishing a world-class, advanced and multidisciplinary research platform focused on fundamental cutting edge research in most advanced materials including biological and nature-inspired materials and biomaterials science and engineering.

The Center invites applications for full-time Professors, Associate and Assistant Professors, and post-doctoral scientists, with preference given to younger candidates, e.g., recent Ph.D. graduates and post-doctoral researchers, whose research emphasis demonstrates the potential to complement and advance the IRCs existing research strengths. Successful candidates will be provided competitive salaries and start-up funds, in line with national Youth Thousand Talent Program and Beihang “Zhuoyue” Program.

Requirements & Qualifications
Youth Thousand Talent Professor: Candidates should be under the age of 40; have obtained a PhD degree in a world-renowned university with at least 3 years of research experience abroad; or have obtained a PhD degree in Mainland China with at least 5 years of research and teaching experience abroad; special offers will be granted to those who have excellent research achievements during their doctoral study.

"Zhuoyue" Program Professor and Associate Professor: Candidates should have a PhD degree in a world-renowned university; or have obtained a PhD degree in Mainland China with at least 2 years (Professor) or 1 year (Associate Professor) of research experience abroad; have a proven track record of faculty or research fellow positions abroad before coming to China.

We also welcome eminent scholars all over the world to join the newly-established IRC to create its international excellence.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae by email to rscrcb@buaa.edu.cn, with “IRC-Biomaterials Application” in the title. For more information, please visit the university’s Human Resource Department website http://rsc.buaa.edu.cn/, or contact us by email rscrcb@buaa.edu.cn, or by telephone 86-010-82317779.

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Posted: November 6, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the November 2013 issue of eNews
TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering (MME)
University of Nebraska‐Lincoln


The Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering (MME) at the University of Nebraska‐Lincoln (http://mme.unl.edu) invites applications for two tenure‐track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent in materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field. Must have a strong record of scholarly achievements in MME priority areas in energy, nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, or materials. The ideal candidates would work on advanced materials/mechanical characterization, nanoengineering, computationally‐driven materials/device designs, and failure mechanics. They are also expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate academic programs within the department and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. Opportunities for collaborations across the University of Nebraska include the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research, the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, and other state‐ and federally‐funded research core facilities and programs. Applications must be submitted via http://employment.unl.edu requisition F_130213.

A complete application includes a cover letter (with specialty clearly stated), CV, research and teaching statements (4 pages total), and a list of three references. The review of applicants will begin 1/15/14 and will continue until the positions are filled. The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work‐life balance, and dual careers.

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Posted: October 15, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the December 2013 issue of JOM
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(S)
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Colorado School of Mines


The George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering invites applications for two tenure track Assistant Professor openings.

The successful candidates will be expected to teach existing undergraduate and graduate level courses and to develop new courses appropriate to their expertise. They will be expected to advise both M.S. and Ph.D. students and to develop external research funding both independently and as a team member.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in Metallurgical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering or a closely related field. Applicants must demonstrate the potential for research excellence in an area of materials science and engineering preferably with an emphasis in an area that complements the core strengths in MME, namely, (1) chemical metallurgy, (2) physical/mechanical metallurgy, (3) ceramics and (4) advanced coatings.

For the complete job announcement and directions on how to apply, visit:
http://inside.mines.edu/HR-Academic-Faculty

Mines is an EEO/AA Employer

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Posted: October 15, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the December 2013 issue of JOM
FACULTY POSITION
Materials Science and Engineering
Michigan Technological University


The Materials Science & Engineering Department at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Successful applicants will have demonstrated an esteemed record of professional achievement commensurate with rank and the potential to continue and sustain a high-quality, peer-recognized research program. Applicants whose research focuses on traditional structure-property-processing relationships in materials are particularly encouraged to apply. Michigan Tech enrolls approximately 7000 students, of which 4150 are in the College of Engineering. The MSE Department presently enrolls approximately 150 undergraduate and graduate students. Additional information about the search, the MSE Department, Michigan Tech, and the community can be found at www.mtu.edu/materials.

Applications should be submitted electronically to http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/1188 and will include a copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae, statements of teaching interests and research plans, and a cover letter summarizing qualifications for the position. Contact information for three professional references will be requested at a later time. Applications received by 15 February 2014 will receive full consideration. Nominations or inquiries of a general nature may be directed to msesearch@mtu.edu.

Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce (www.dual.mtu.edu). Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: October 15, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the December 2013 issue of JOM
FACULTY POSITION
Materials Science and Engineering, the University of Michigan (UM)
University of Michigan


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), College of Engineering, University of Michigan, invites outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of computational materials science and engineering with an emphasis on metallic materials. Emphasis will be placed on applicants with a record of research accomplishment in one or more of the following areas: dislocation dynamics, manufacturing process simulation, density functional theory, statistical mechanics, models for microstructural evolution, micro-mechanical modeling of mechanical behavior and failure /degradation processes (e.g. corrosion, fatigue, etc). We seek individuals who have demonstrated strong interest and capability in both science and engineering, who would become strong participants in multi-disciplinary, cross departmental teams and who would work equally well with researchers in industry and academia. The applicant must hold a Ph.D. degree in MSE or a related field, and should be qualified and willing to teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the field. We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research, contribute to the academic mission of the institution, and participate in new UM initiatives in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering and manufacturing of structural metals. We are especially interested in candidates who contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. UM is responsive to needs of dual career families, and an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, research and teaching plans, publication list, and the names of four references to our web site at http://www.mse.engin.umich.edu/facultysearch/cmse.

Review of applications will begin December 1. Applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled.

Contact information:
e-mail address: cmse-search@umich.edu
Computational Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE) Faculty Search Chair
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The University of Michigan
2300 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2136

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Posted: October 3, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the December 2013 issue of JOM
MULTIPLE FACULTY POSITIONS, ALL RANKS
Materials Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University


The interdisciplinary Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for multiple tenured or tenure-track faculty positions. Although we primarily seek candidates at the associate- and full-professor levels, exceptional candidates at the assistant-professor level will be also considered. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in materials science and engineering or an appropriate, closely related discipline. Specifically targeted are candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:
(a) Computational materials science;
(b) Advanced polymer design, synthesis, and processing science;
(c) Materials electrochemistry;
(d) Materials degradation and corrosion. Highly qualified candidates in other areas of materials science and engineering will also be considered.

The successful applicants will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 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. Full position ad can be found at msen.tamu.edu with further details. Applicants should submit a cover letter stating the position they are interested in, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) to the website: www.tamuengineeringjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=54918

Full consideration will be given to applications received by Jan. 3, 2014. Applications received after that date may be considered until positions are filled. It is anticipated that appointments will begin Fall 2014.

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Posted: October 3, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the December 2013 issue of JOM
FACULTY POSITION
Materials Science and Engineering
Michigan Technological University


The Materials Science & Engineering Department at Michigan Technological University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Successful applicants will have demonstrated an esteemed record of professional achievement commensurate with rank and the potential to continue and sustain a high-quality, peer-recognized research program. Applicants whose research focuses on traditional structure-property-processing relationships in materials are particularly encouraged to apply. Michigan Tech enrolls approximately 7000 students, of which 4150 are in the College of Engineering. The MSE Department presently enrolls approximately 150 undergraduate and graduate students. Additional information about the search, the MSE Department, Michigan Tech, and the community can be found at www.mtu.edu/materials.

Applications should be submitted electronically to http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/1188 and will include a copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae, statements of teaching interests and research plans, and a cover letter summarizing qualifications for the position. Contact information for three professional references will be requested at a later time. Applications received by 15 February 2014 will receive full consideration. Nominations or inquiries of a general nature may be directed to msesearch@mtu.edu.

Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce (www.dual.mtu.edu). Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Posted: October 3, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the December 2013 issue of JOM
FACULTY POSITION
Materials Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst


The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure track position in the area of materials engineering. Appointment at the rank of assistant professor is preferred; however, exceptional candidates may be considered for appointment at a rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. Faculty members are expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, contribute significantly to the advance of basic science and engineering as evidenced by scholarly publications, and develop a nationally recognized program of sponsored research. Applicants specializing in either computational or experimental methods applicable to biomaterials and energy materials are especially encouraged. In addition, where appropriate, the new faculty will participate in the development of new graduate programs within the College of Engineering.

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has 26 full-time faculty members, over 130 graduate students, and over 766 undergraduates. Research expenditures exceeded $4.7M in the last fiscal year. A number of programs, institutes and centers provide outstanding opportunities for faculty, including: the Wind Energy IGERT, the Wind Energy Center, the NSF Center for e-Design, and the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the Department; the Institute of Cellular Engineering in the College; the Center on Polymer-Based Materials for Harvesting Solar Energy, the Energy Frontier Research Center, the NSF Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing, the NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, the Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research, and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center at the University; and the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute, Baystate Medical Center, the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the region.

The University of Massachusetts is situated 90 miles west of Boston in the vicinity of four liberal arts colleges offering exceptional and diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.

Applicants must have a PhD in materials science, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field (degree by September, 2014). Candidates should provide the following in their application package: 1) Statement of interest, including teaching and research qualifications, description of research and teaching goals, and a discussion of how the candidate’s experience would add to existing departmental and university strengths; 2) Current curriculum vitae; 3) Teaching interests; 4) Representative recent original research articles; 5) Full contact information for at least four references. Review of applications will begin on 11/1/13 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Online applications are strongly preferred. Please apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=42891. If necessary applications can be mailed to:
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering Search Committee, 160 Governors Drive, Amherst, MA 01003.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The Department, College, and University have a strong commitment to diversity. Women and Members of Minority Groups are encouraged to Apply.

The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.

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Posted: September 25, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the December 2013 and January 2014 issues of JOM
FACULTY POSITION
School of Materials Engineering
Purdue University


The School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure track position of Assistant Professor. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in any Materials Science and Engineering area. 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, as well as potential to educate and mentor students. Duties include conducting original research, advising graduate students, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, as well as performing service both at the School and University levels.

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. College of Engineering at Purdue is currently undergoing extensive growth, with over one hundred faculty position openings being projected over the next five years. For a detailed description of research activities see www.engineering.purdue.edu/MSE/.

Submit applications online at https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/AboutUS/Employment/Applications, 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 submission contact Marion Ragland, Faculty Recruitment Coordinator, College of Engineering, Attn: School of Materials Engineering, at ragland@purdue.edu. Address questions regarding the position to Prof. Lia Stanciu, Search Chair at lstanciu@purdue.edu. Review of applications begins October 1, 2013 and continues until position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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Posted: September 19, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the November issue of JOM
NANO CLUSTERS HIRING
School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS)
University of Pennsylvania


The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to build interdisciplinary faculty clusters of eminence at the forefront of nanotechnology. The newly opened Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology is a $100M facility integrating state-of-the-art nanocharacterization and nanofabrication facilities. This second phase seeks numerous hires who will comprehensively span forefront measurement, novel phenomena, innovative devices, and integrated systems. Successful candidates will be expected to couple with existing resources to synergistically build new areas of international impact.

Broad themes of interest include:

  • - Emerging fields at the interface of nano and biotechnology
  • - Advanced nanoprobes pushing the frontiers of multi modal interactions, in-situ control and/or ultra fast dynamics
  • - Coupled phenomena providing new paradigms, particularly under extreme environments including ultrafast time scales, ultra-small dimensions and intense energy fluxes
  • - Design and fabrication of multifunctional devices that exploit such coupled phenomena for novel applications
  • - Integrated systems for application in nano-enabled computation, energy technologies and nanomanufacturing

Candidates will be expected to robustly utilize and further contribute to the development of experimental capabilities in the Singh Center, as well as to acquire and develop their own innovative experimental platforms. Read more about the Singh Center at www.nano.upenn.edu. Candidates will also be expected to advance our creative educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Applicants with industrial experience or collaborations, and track records that include successful translational research programs and technology transfer are particularly encouraged and should highlight these accomplishments in their application.

Appointments in this second round of hiring will be at the Associate or Full Professor level and applicants must have research and educational track records to merit an appointment with tenure. Successful candidates will be invited to participate in recruiting future faculty at all levels to further contribute to this long-term cluster hiring initiative, which builds on Penn's exemplary record in interdisciplinary research that integrates knowledge at the forefront of discovery.

Applicants should submit their applications electronically at www.nano.upenn.edu/about/hiring-initiative.

Information about the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is available at www.seas.upenn.edu. The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in its employment practices.

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Posted: September 18, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the December issue of JOM
POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Washington State University
Pullman, WA


The position will support research on thermal, mechanical, and electrical interactions in materials for (a) microelectronics and (b) electrically-activated manufacturing. Several projects under government and industry sponsorship are available. In addition to conducting his/her own research, the candidate will be expected to provide guidance to graduate students.

The ideal candidate will possess a PhD in Materials Science or a related field, with sound knowledge of diffusional processes (e.g., electromigration), mechanical behavior, and electron microscopy. Hands-on experience with design and construction of research apparatus and instrumentation is critical.

Interested candidates should e-mail a resume and the names of 3 references immediately to:
Professor I. Dutta
E-Mail : idutta@wsu.edu
Web: http://www.mme.wsu.edu/people/faculty/faculty.html?duttaI

The position is available immediately. Initial appointment is for one year, and will be renewable contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Posted: September 16, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the October/November issues of JOM
DEPARTMENT CHAIR POSITION
The Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Davis


The Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of California, Davis, is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Department Chair. This is a senior level leadership position intended for candidates with a strong record of research and professional accomplishments, leadership ability, dedication to education and commitment to faculty governance. The Department covers broad areas in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, both in teaching and research. Candidates able to synergistically build both programs will be given preference. The successful candidate should also be eligible for appointment at professor level. A PhD degree in engineering or related fields is required. All applications received by November 30, 2013 will be considered. The position remains open until filled. Additional information on the department can be found at http://chms.engineering.ucdavis.edu/.

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 11, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the November issue of JOM
Program Director in the Metals and Metallic Nanostructures Program
Division of Materials Research, National Science Foundation, Arlington VA


The Division of Materials Research (DMR) announces a nationwide search for a senior-level researcher to serve as Program Director in the Metals and Metallic Nanostructures Program. Formal consideration of interested applications will begin September 30, 2013 and will continue until a selection is made. This position requires an individual with broad expertise and demonstrated experience in understanding structure-property relationships in metallic materials from the atomic to nano- and micro-structural to bulk length scales, and also in their synthesis, processing and characterization for desired physical, mechanical and functional properties. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in the physical sciences, engineering, or a closely-related field, plus after the award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position.

For the DMR mission statement and additional information about the above program, please see www.nsf.gov/materials. Applicants must be familiar with a broad spectrum of the materials research community, as well as with the issues being addressed in the field. Applicants with accomplishments in the integration of research and education and with multidisciplinary experience and interest are desired. The position requires effective oral and written communication skills, and familiarity with NSF programs and activities is highly desirable. The incumbent is expected to work effectively both as an individual within the specific NSF program and as a member of crosscutting and interactive teams. The incumbent must also demonstrate a capability to work across government agencies to promote NSF activities and to leverage program funds through interagency collaborations.

How to Apply: Applicants should indicate which program they are applying to within their cover letter and subject line of the email. Please submit a curriculum vitae to dmr-recruit@nsf.gov. Applications are first reviewed by the recruitment working group (typically composed of 3-5 Program Directors) and recommendations are made to DMR's Division Director and Deputy Division Director. A few candidates are selected for telephone and/or NSF on-site interviews. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement of their applications and a status update by email when selections occur. For more information about these openings, you may send an inquiry to dmr-recruit@nsf.gov or contact the Deputy Division Director, Janice Hicks by telephone (703) 292-4956 or via e-mail: jhicks@nsf.gov.

Nominations from the community are also encouraged. A nomination email can be sent to dmr-recruit@nsf.gov.

Because NSF has a rotator program, there are often opportunities in diverse areas of materials research. Those interested are welcome to request further information from dmr-recruit@nsf.gov.

The position may be filled on a non-permanent basis for 1 to 3 years as a Visiting Scientist, on a temporary basis as a federal employee, or under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA).

For additional information on NSF's rotational programs, please visit: http://www.nsf.gov/about/career_opps/rotators/. Applications will be accepted from US Citizens. Due to a recent change in Federal Appropriations Law, only Non-Citizens who are permanent US residents and actively seeking citizenship can be considered for Federal appointments (i.e., Visiting Scientists, Engineers and Educators (VSEE) program, Temporary Excepted Service). Therefore, you are required to provide documentation that confirms you are actively seeking citizenship at the time you submit your application. Non-citizens who do not provide documentation will be considered only for the IPA program.

NSF IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO EMPLOYING A HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF THAT REFLECTS THE DIVERSITY OF OUR NATION

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Posted: September 11, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the November/December issues of JOM
Faculty Positions in MSE
School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology


The School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) is seeking to add tenure-track faculty in several areas as described below. Applicants with exceptional records of creativity, originality, and excellence will be considered at all levels.

Metals: Outstanding candidates with demonstrated expertise in physical, mechanical, and/or process metallurgy, and the ability to build a strong research program based on structural metals and alloys, with emphases in bulk metal processing and process modeling will be considered. Qualified candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or a closely-related field, with an emphasis on metallurgy.

In Situ/Operando Characterization: Outstanding candidates with demonstrated expertise and leadership in developing advanced approaches for characterizing the structure, composition, and/or properties of materials at different length and time scales under in situ or in operondo conditions, and building a strong research program based on such analytical tools, will be considered. Qualified candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or a closely-related field, with an emphasis on materials characterization.

Successful candidates 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 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 interdisciplina ry institutes, such as the Institute for Materials (IMat), the Manufacturing Institute (GTMI), the Strategic Energy Institute (SEI), and the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (lEN).

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/facultyjobs/apply. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The selection process will include passing a pre-employment background screening.

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Posted: September 11, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the November issue of JOM
FULL TIME TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION
Materials Engineering, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS


JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY is seeking applications for a full time tenure track faculty position at the entry level assistant professor level in the area of Materials Engineering subject to budget approval beginning in Spring 2014 or Fall 2014. A strong commitment to the development of very active externally funded research program and significant publications in high quality refereed engineering journals are required.

A Ph.D. in Materials Eng., Mechanical Eng., Civil/Envir. Eng. or closely related area is required. P.E. license is desirable. The University is a state supported institution, and is located in the capital city of Mississippi, which is the major metropolitan area of the state. The university with a Carnegie designation of “Research University-High Research Activity”. has a diverse student body of about 9,000, and approximately 95 comprehensive degree programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate are delivered. Submit your resume, names, and e-mail addresses of at least 3 references to:

Dr. Farshad Amini, Professor & Chair, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Jackson State University
P. O. Box 17068
Jackson, MS, 39217-0168.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

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Posted: September 3, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the November/December issues of JOM
FACULTY POSITIONS
Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks new faculty at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. Distinguished candidates with outstanding records of achievement will be considered for the Y. Austin Chang Chair in Materials Science and Engineering.

Successful candidates will develop an internationally recognized research program, demonstrate leadership in attracting extramural funding, dedicate themselves to excellence and innovation in both undergraduate and graduate education, and provide service to the profession. Applications are encouraged in advanced polymeric, ceramic, and metallic materials. Areas of interest include but are not limited to the integration of experiment and computation in materials research and in situ materials characterization via electron microscopy and ultrafast techniques.

UW-Madison offers world-class research opportunities, interdisciplinary collaborative research centers, and exceptional facilities for materials characterization, computation, and nanofabrication (http://go.wisc.edu/q29sb6). The University is committed to assisting candidates in achieving the highest levels of accomplishment.

Applicants for tenure-track positions must provide plans for teaching and research in materials science and engineering (each two pages maximum), a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Candidates for tenured positions must provide curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements and contact information for five references. All materials should be sent electronically to mse.applications@engr.wisc.edu.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications must be received by December 1, 2013 to ensure consideration.

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Posted: August 28, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the November issue of JOM
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING - EXPERIMENTAL RANK OPEN
Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois , Urbana, IL 61801


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking exceptional candidates for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in the broad areas of experimental materials science and engineering, materials chemistry or materials physics. Applications are welcome in all non-biological areas, and in particular in soft materials and metals. Faculty members in the Department are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and initiate and sustain a vigorous graduate research program. Applicants must provide a curriculum vita that includes their teaching experience and interests, a list of publications, and a synopsis of a proposed program of research. All applicants must provide the names and contact information of at least three (3) references when they upload their application. Candidates for tenured positions must have achieved national and international recognition for their scholarship.

The Department presently has 24 faculty and more than 380 undergraduate and 200 graduate students, with highly ranked graduate and undergraduate programs. Extensive state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities are housed on campus in the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, the Beckman Institute, the National Center for Supercomputer Applications, and the new National Petascale Computing Facility.

Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in an appropriate field. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. The proposed starting date for these positions is as soon as possible after the closing date. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received no later than November 22, 2013. The evaluation of applications by the search committee will begin before this date, and interviews may take place during the application period, but no decisions will be made until after the closing date.

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of application and resume no later than November 22, 2013.

Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative, which is backed by a $100-million gift from the Grainger Foundation. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established, which will provide incredible opportunities for world-renowned researchers. More information regarding the Grainger Initiative can be found at: http://graingerinitiative.engineering.illinois.edu.

If you do not have online access, please contact the department office for further options:
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
1304 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Telephone: (217) 333-1440
Fax: (217) 333-2736
Email: mse@illinois.edu

Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu). We have an active and successful dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff (http://provost.illinois.edu/worklife/index.html).

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Posted: August 15, 2013
METALLURGICAL ENGINEER
Brunner Manufacturing, Mauston, WI


Brunner Manufacturing, a leader in the specialty cold formed fastener industry, has an opening for a Metallurgical Engineer in its Quality Control department. Must have a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science or Metallurgy with 3-5 years of experience in quality control of metals and a working knowledge of ISO standards and auditing.

Responsibilities include overseeing the daily operations of the Quality Department and staff, performing ISIR, PPAP, 8-D and corrective actions requested by customers, control plans and PFEMA documentation, performing failure analysis on failed parts, and spearheading quality initiatives. Brunner offers excellent compensation and benefits.

Brunner Manufacturing is located in south central Wisconsin in scenic Juneau County, the home of the second and fourth largest lakes in the state. Juneau County is known as a major recreational area and is ideal for anyone who loves the outdoors.

Mail or email a resume to:
Brunner Mfg., Inc. Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 225
Mauston, WI 53948
tamarar@brunner-inc.com.

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Posted: August 15, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the October issue of JOM
INTERDISCIPLINARY PH.D. PROGRAM IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, OR FULL PROFESSOR – PHYSICS
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Boise State University


Search #EN004-13

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Boise State is the largest university in Idaho with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students and is located in Boise, Idaho’s capital city and largest metropolitan area.

The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Materials Science and Engineering at Boise State University is hiring an experimental condensed-matter physicist with a research program in the physics of nanomaterials. Start date is August 2014. Successful candidates will be expected to be highly collaborative, contribute significantly to both graduate and undergraduate research, and make balanced contributions to teaching, research, and service.

At a minimum you should have:
B.S. Degree in Physics and a Ph.D. Degree in Physics or a closely related field are required.
Research experience in nanomaterials is required.
Commitments to excellence in research, to building a vigorous externally funded research program that involves Ph.D. and undergraduate students, and to high-quality teaching are essential.

Salary and benefits: Boise State offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. An excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees. Visit: http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/benefits/ for more information.

If you are interested in this position: Qualified applicants should send the following information in PDF format to mse@boisestate.edu:
Cover letter
Curriculum Vitae
Detailed Research Plans
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Contact information for at least three professional references
Review of applications begins on October 1, 2013 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool is established.

About the University: http://www.boisestate.edu/
About the City of Boise: http://www.boisechamber.org/
About the Department of Physics: http://physics.boisestate.edu

Background Investigations – Any offer of employment at Boise State University will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation. To view the University’s full Background Investigations policy, please go to http://policy.boisestate.edu.

Drug-Free Workplace – It is the policy of Boise State University to maintain a drug-free workplace and campus. For more information about this policy, please go to http://policy.boisestate.edu.

Jeanne Clery Statement - The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their campuses to all job applicants. To read the Boise State University Safety Report go to http://security.boisestate.edu/annual-security-reports.

Boise State University is a SMOKE FREE campus. For more information please go to http://healthservices.boisestate.edu.

Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EEO/AA Institution, Veterans preference. Please go to http://hrs.boisestate.edu/resources/eeoaa/ for more information.

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Posted: August 15, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the October issue of JOM
INTERDISCIPLINARY PH.D. PROGRAM IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, OR FULL PROFESSOR
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Boise State University


Search #EN003-13

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Boise State is the largest university in Idaho with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students and is located in Boise, Idaho’s capital city and largest metropolitan area. Boise serves as the government, business, high-tech, economic, and cultural center of the state and has been highly ranked for outdoor activities and business by National Geographic Adventure, Bike Magazine, Forbes and others.

The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Materials Science and Engineering at Boise State University is hiring a tenure-track faculty member with start date of August 2014. Successful candidates will be expected to be highly collaborative, contribute significantly to both graduate and undergraduate research, and make balanced contributions to teaching, research, and service. Candidates’ expertise should support or compliment current strategic research areas of the Materials Science and Engineering Program and the University. Find out more about our teaching and research at coen.boisestate.edu/mse.

At a minimum you should have:
A Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, or a closely related field.

Salary and benefits: Boise State offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. An excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees. Visit: http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/benefits/ for more information.

If you are interested in this position: Qualified applicants should send the following information in PDF format to msesearch@boisestate.edu:
Cover letter
Curriculum Vitae
Statement of research and teaching interests
Contact information for at least three professional references
Review of applications begins on October 1, 2013 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool is established.

About the University: http://www.boisestate.edu/
About the City of Boise: http://www.boisechamber.org/
About the Department of Materials Science and Engineering: http://coen.boisestate.edu/mse

Background Investigations – Any offer of employment at Boise State University will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation. To view the University’s full Background Investigations policy, please go to http://policy.boisestate.edu.

Drug-Free Workplace – It is the policy of Boise State University to maintain a drug-free workplace and campus. For more information about this policy, please go to http://policy.boisestate.edu.

Jeanne Clery Statement - The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their campuses to all job applicants. To read the Boise State University Safety Report go to http://security.boisestate.edu/annual-security-reports.

Boise State University is a SMOKE FREE campus. For more information please go to http://healthservices.boisestate.edu

Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EEO/AA Institution, Veterans preference. Please go to http://hrs.boisestate.edu/resources/eeoaa/ for more information.

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Posted: August 12, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the October issue of JOM
DNV ROGER W. STAEHLE DESIGNATED PROFESSORSHIP
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University

The Fontana Corrosion Center and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University (mse.osu.edu) invite applications for the DNV Roger W. Staehle Designated Professorship. This position is a regular tenure-track faculty appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the area of corrosion science and engineering. Appointment is anticipated at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and tenure will be possible based on experience and accomplishment. Appointment at the rank of Professor will also be considered.

The Strategic Plan of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Ohio State (http://mse.osu.edu/department/strategic-plan) articulates an ambitious course of discovery and learning that enhances the impact made by our signature research thrusts. The successful applicant will be expected to deepen and complement existing strengths in corrosion, materials characterization and computational materials science to develop compelling teaching and research programs. These new programs are expected to have strong links to industry needs and provide essential training to the next generation of corrosion scientists and engineers. Research leadership is implicit in this designated professorship and the successful applicant will be expected to attract significant federal funding and industrial partnerships to sustain a vibrant research program. Additionally, the candidate will possess the ability to work cooperatively and collegially to advance research and teaching programs with greatest efficiency and highest impact.

In view of our aspirations and the nature of this opportunity, we seek candidates who are ardent discoverers, passionate teachers and mentors, committed stewards of our discipline and proven collaborators. For the best candidate, we offer a vibrant research environment at one of the largest, best equipped and best connected academic research platforms in North America.

Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in materials science and engineering or in a closely related field. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain active sponsored research programs, teach core undergraduate and/or graduate courses and be an active participant in the international corrosion science community. The anticipated start date for this position is September 2014. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a complete curriculum vitae, separate 2-3 page statements of research and teaching goals, and the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of at least five references electronically to the following email address: fcc@osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is an affirmative/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply and build a diverse workplace. Columbus is a thriving metropolitan community, and the University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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Posted: July 25, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the September issue of JOM
ELECTROCHEMIST
Akron, Ohio

A leading edge Research Laboratory located near Akron, Ohio is looking for an electrochemist with relevant experience (min. 4-5 years) in corrosion research to join our small, but talented team. Candidates should have a Doctorate degree in electrochemistry.

Corrosion research will be focused on steel/zinc systems. The successful candidate will direct the research with guidance from one of the world’s foremost corrosion scientists. He/she will design experiments, specify equipment needed, perform data analysis and should have an understanding of data acquisition and programming.

Annual compensation for this contract position will be in the $85,000 plus range, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please contact Randy Peek at 905-709-9727 or 416-453-6905 or submit your resume and covering letter directly to: randy@capfinalcoat.com.

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Posted: July 12, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the September issue of JOM
DEAN OF ENGINEERING
Michigan Technological University

The faculty of Michigan Technological University invite applications for the position of Dean of the College of Engineering (COE). The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer for the COE and reports directly to the Provost. The Dean is responsible for the strategic planning, development, and administration of the COE, as well as for managing relationships with other University units, other educational institutions, alumni, government, and the private sector. Michigan Tech enrolls approximately 7000 students, of which 4150 are in the COE, including 785 engineering graduate students.

Established in 1885 as the Michigan College of Mining to support the most prominent engineering endeavors of that era, Michigan Tech remains on the forefront of technological innovation as an internationally recognized research university specializing in engineering and science education and discovery. Located in Houghton in the Upper Midwest, and in the scenic and adventure-rich Keweenaw Peninsula (http://hunts-upguide.com/), Michigan Tech offers a friendly, safe, and affordable living community with excellent opportunities for year-round recreation and an environmentally-rich quality of life.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in a field relevant to engineering or science and a distinguished record of research, education, and administrative accomplishments, including evidence of an ability to generate funding and manage a complex organization. Detailed information summarizing qualifications and application instructions can be found at: http://engineering.mtu.edu/deansearch/. Review of applications will begin on 16 October 2013. Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer

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Posted: July 12, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the September issue of JOM
ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

Major duties:
  • - Leading and participating research activities on preparations and characterizations of metallic matrix nanocomposites and consequence consolidations as protective layer coating materials.
  • - Leading and participating research activities on sol-gel, powder thermal spray coating, CVD and PVD for preparations of different types of nanomaterials.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Materials Science/Materials Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Chemistry or Nanotechnology with a minimum of 5 years of R&D experience. Applications should also have strongest list of publications, best leadership qualities, demonstrated sills in proposal writing and ability to attract research funding.

KISR offers attractive tax free salaries commensurate with qualifications and experience that include: gratuity, free furnished accommodation, school tuition fees for children, six weeks annual paid vacation, air tickets and life insurance.

Interested applicants are requested to send their Curriculum Vitae with supporting information not later than one month from the date of this publication, to:

Personnel Manager
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
P.O. Box 24885, 13109 Safat, Kuwait.
e-mail: employment@kisr.edu.kw Fax: (00965) 24989389
For further information, please visit our web site: www.kisr.edu.kw

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Posted: July 12, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the September issue of JOM
RESEARCH POSITION
ICYS, NIMS, Japan The International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS) of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)

Research Position at ICYS, NIMS, Japan The International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS) of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) is now seeking a few researchers. Successful applicants are expected to pursue innovative research on broad aspects of materials science using most advanced facilities in NIMS (http://www.nims.go.jp/eng/index.html). In the ICYS, we offer a special environment that enables young scientists to work independently based on their own idea and initiatives. All management and scientific discussions will be conducted in English. An annual salary between 5.03 and 5.35 million yen (level of 2012) will be offered depending on qualification and experience. The basic contract term is two years and may be renewed to one additional year depending on the person’s performance. A research grant of 2 million yen per year will be supplied to the ICYS researcher. All applicants must have obtained a PhD degree within the last ten years.

Applicants should submit an application form, which can be downloaded from our web site, together with a resume (CV) and a list of publications. A research proposal on an interdisciplinary or integrated area related to the materials science should also be submitted. The application letter should reach the following address via e-mail or air mail by March 29, 2013. Visit our website for more details (http://www.nims.go.jp/icys/). ICYS Administrative Office, National Institute for Materials Science Sengen 1-2-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, Japan e-mail: icys-recruit@nims.go.jp.

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Posted: July 9, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the July issue of JOM
FACULTY OPENING - LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION IN SUSTAINABLE INORGANIC PROCESSING
University of Toronto

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment, in Extractive Metallurgy and related fields. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and with a nominal start date of May 1, 2014. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence, leadership and innovation in research and teaching.

Examples of the areas that are of particular interest include:

  • Aqueous Process Metallurgy - Hydrometallurgy
  • Biohydrometallurgy
  • Sustainable Processing of Inorganic Resource Materials at all stages
  • Mineral Processing
  • Sustainable Waste Disposal and Resource Recovery, Residue Stability, Environmental Management of Mining Activities

The Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering of the University of Toronto has had a long history of strength in chemical process metallurgy. Our intent is to enhance our strength in extractive metallurgy while at the same time aligning with the key strategic directions of sustainability and energy. The candidate’s expertise will be expected to complement our existing strengths in extractive metallurgy, the environment and sustainability and develop links with researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Lassonde Institute of Mining.

This academic position is one of several to be offered over the next several years as part of a strategic thrust across several departments to build strength in areas related to sustainability in mining, mineral processing, extractive metallurgy, and materials processing. At this time, there is a simultaneous search by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering for new faculty in areas that are complementary to the list above.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD in Chemical, or Metallurgical Engineering, Chemistry or equivalent, and demonstrated excellence in research as well as excellent teaching skills. Postdoctoral or industrial experience is an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and lead an independent research program of international calibre, and teach in the chemical engineering curriculum at the undergraduate and post-graduate level. Collaborative and inter-disciplinary research and collegial interaction will be important elements in success. Eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer in Ontario is a desirable qualification. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All applicants should apply on-line at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Please include the following materials: a curriculum vitae, a statement of research vision with a five to ten year horizon (three to five pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. If you have any questions about this position, please contact chair.chemeng@utoronto.ca.

Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to facultysearch.chemeng@utoronto.ca by September 30, 2013. The search will continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, interested individuals should submit complete application materials before September 30, 2013.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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Posted: April 25, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the July issue of JOM
FACULTY POSITIONS - Department of Mechanical Engineering
Iowa State University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor ranks to begin in 2014 (www.me.iastate.edu). Exceptional candidates in all areas of mechanical engineering will be considered, with particular emphasis in:

Exceptional candidates in all areas of mechanical engineering will be considered, with particular emphasis in:

  • Manufacturing (additive, soft materials, micro/nano, high-speed, energy systems)
  • Controls (robotics, complex systems, energy, biological, environmental)
  • Biotechnology (biosensors and biochips, bioM/NEMS, biomaterials)
  • Energy (building efficiency, systems engineering, renewable)
  • Complex fluids (chemically reacting, biofluids, multi-scale)
  • Design (lifecycle analysis, sustainability, modeling and visualization)
All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position by visiting www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=83186 and completing the Employment Application for vacancy #130200. Questions should be directed to Associate Professor Terry Meyer (trm@iastate.edu, 515-294-1805). Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early, with applications to be reviewed on a continuing basis beginning on July 1, 2013. For full consideration, applications must be received by Dec. 15, 2013.

ISU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and we are seeking candidates who share this mission of advancing diversity.

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Posted: April 25, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the July issue of JOM
SENIOR EXTRACTIVE METALLURGIST

An established and prestigious company in Golden, CO is looking for an Extractive Metallurgist with a minimum of 5-10 years work experience in chemical engineering, extractive metallurgy or a related field. This work is in support of R&D and we are looking for someone who specializes in Froth Flotation but will consider experience in any of the following fields:

  • Mineral processing including Gravity separation or Magnetic separation
  • Thermal processing
  • Hydrometallurgy
  • Coal cleaning and upgrading

This position is a great career path to senior management for the right candidate. This position also comes with the opportunity to own equity in the company.

To learn more please contact:
Jeff Beste
Executive Recruiter
proexecrecruiter@aol.com

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Posted: April 24, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the July issue of JOM
FACULTY POSITIONS - Department of Mechanical Engineering
Iowa State University University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor ranks to begin in 2014 (www.me.iastate.edu).

Exceptional candidates in all areas of mechanical engineering will be considered, with particular emphasis in:

  • Manufacturing (additive, soft materials, micro/nano, high-speed, energy systems)
  • Controls (robotics, complex systems, energy, biological, environmental)
  • Biotechnology (biosensors and biochips, bioM/NEMS, biomaterials)
  • Energy (building efficiency, systems engineering, renewable)
  • Complex fluids (chemically reacting, biofluids, multi-scale)
  • Design (lifecycle analysis, sustainability, modeling and visualization)
All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position by visiting www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=83186 and completing the Employment Application for vacancy #130200. Questions should be directed to Associate Professor Terry Meyer (trm@iastate.edu, 515-294-1805). Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early, with applications to be reviewed on a continuing basis beginning on July 1, 2013. For full consideration, applications must be received by Dec. 15, 2013.

ISU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and we are seeking candidates who share this mission of advancing diversity.

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Posted: April 24, 2013

SENIOR EXTRACTIVE METALLURGIST

An established and prestigious company in Golden, CO is looking for an Extractive Metallurgist with a minimum of 5-10 years work experience in chemical engineering, extractive metallurgy or a related field. This work is in support of R&D and we are looking for someone who specializes in Froth Flotation but will consider experience in any of the following fields:

Mineral processing including Gravity separation or Magnetic separation
Thermal processing
Hydrometallurgy
Coal cleaning and upgrading
This position is a great career path to senior management for the right candidate. This position also comes with the opportunity to own equity in the company.

To learn more please contact:

Jeff Beste
Executive Recruiter
proexecrecruiter@aol.com

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Posted: March 19, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the May issue of JOM
TENURE-TRACK POSITION - Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) seeks applications for a tenure track position in the area of computational materials science. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to build an active interdisciplinary research program in one or more of the following areas: structural materials, soft materials, energy materials, electronic and optic materials. In addition, a commitment to education should be demonstrated. Consideration will also be given to candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to diversity and excellence.

Applicants must have earned a doctorate in materials science or a related field. Appointments will be tenure track at the assistant professor level, but truly exceptional candidates will also be considered at a higher (tenured) level. Applications accompanied by the candidate's CV, list of publications and names of three referees should be sent by April 15, 2013 to:

Faculty Search Committee
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
3111 Engineering V
UCLA
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from women, minorities, and people with disabilities.

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Posted: March 19, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the May issue of JOM
CANDIDATES SOUGHT FOR DIRECTOR, MATERIALS & MANUFACTURING DIRECTORATE
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY

An executive with materials & manufacturing expertise is being sought to lead the Materials & Manufacturing Directorate in the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH. The directorate leads all U.S. Air Force research and exploratory and advanced development activities relative to materials and manufacturing processes. This encompasses structural materials; functional materials; materials & processes support to acquisition, sustainment, and operational organizations; and advanced manufacturing and supply chain management. Organizationally, the Directorate is a highly specialized, geographically separate organization with laboratory, office, and support facilities. The assigned work force of approximately 1100 military, civilian, and contractor personnel includes a diverse mix of professional scientists and engineers (most with advanced degrees, many with Ph.D.s), as well as managerial, administrative, and technical occupations. The Directorate's annually executes over $500M/year. The Director provides executive direction for all organizational, technical, and financial aspects of the directorate's planning, coordination, and execution of broad, frequently large-scale and critical R&D activities to advance the nation's technological base. Programs are national and/or international in scope and require extensive coordination and joint actions with aerospace activities, including many federal agencies, industry and private research organizations. Work is accomplished primarily through contractual agreements, by in-house research, and as direct technical consultation to requesting outside organizations.

U.S. citizenship is required. A Bachelors' Degree in an appropriate professional or scientific discipline is required, an advanced degree is desirable, and a doctorate is highly desirable. This position requires substantial experience in the management of a large, complex, technically ¬oriented activity. A top-level understanding of the breadth of research, development, and acquisition functions is vital to the overall direction and successful transition of basic and applied research efforts to the operational Air Force. The incumbent is required to exercise a high degree of initiative and possess the ability to make independent decisions. The incumbent must also have the ability and professional stature to support and defend, as well as influence, program and policy decisions at the highest levels of the government, industry and the broader scientific community.

Interested candidates should apply to the forthcoming official advertisement at USAJOBS (https://www.usajobs.gov/SeniorExecutives).

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Posted: March 5, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the May issue of JOM
NATURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH INSTITUTE DIRECTOR
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) Director. The Director has administrative oversight and responsibility for the entire operation of the NRRI, and reports directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UMD. Essential qualifications include a Master’s degree (terminal degree preferred) from a regionally accredited university, in a field appropriate to the broad area of natural resource utilization, a minimum of five years experience in management and administration within a public or private applied research facility, a demonstrated record of applied research accomplishments with prior research experience in minerals, forest products, renewable energy, water, or related natural resource or environmentally-based industries, a proven record of administrative leadership and managerial and budgetary experience, excellent written communication skills, and a demonstrated commitment to equal opportunity and diversity/multicultural issues. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
1111 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 106
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Fax: 323-260-7889

Electronic submission of application materials preferred, to: apsearch@storbeckpimentel.com
Refer to code “UMD-NRRI” in the subject line.
Complete applications will be reviewed beginning March 15, 2013.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

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Posted: February 6, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the April issue of JOM
TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, with a starting date as early as July 1, 2013.

The main research focus of this position will be on high-temperature reactions. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgy, or a closely related discipline, and must have a track record of excellent research in high-temperature metals processing.

Priority will be given to candidates with industrial experience, or strong research interaction with industry.

Successful candidates will be expected to lead a research program within the Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses.

Interested applicants should submit:

  • a letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • statements of teaching and research interests
  • a selection of research publications
  • the names and addresses of at least three references.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and will be considered until the position is filled. Submit applications to:

Ms. Roxann Eckman
Email: roxann@cmu.edu
Reference: CISR_Faculty

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Posted: February 5, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the April issue of JOM
FACULTY POSITION - UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

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: February 5, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the April issue of JOM
WALLACE H. COULTER SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
GE CHAIR PROFESSORSHIP IN OIL & GAS SYSTEMS
Clarkson University

Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering (CSoE) at Clarkson University invites applications for the General Electric (GE) Chair Professorship in Oil & Gas Systems. This is a full time position with an anticipated starting date of August 2013. A strong record of scholarly accomplishment and/or relevant industrial experiences, as well as a Ph.D. in a relevant engineering discipline is required. Applications are encouraged from individuals whose research programs can contribute to one of the broad areas of oil and gas engineering, including materials science and metallurgy. This position offers a competitive salary, attractive fringe benefits and a generous start-up package. In addition Clarkson University is committed to providing the resources needed to enable the Chair to establish an internationally recognized research and educational program. We expect the appointment to be at the professor or associate professor level.

The Coulter School of Engineering has four departments: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE), Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (MAE). All departments offer B.S. degrees. Graduate degrees include M.E., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, chemical engineering, environmental science and engineering, materials science and engineering, and engineering science.

The successful GE Chair will be expected to develop a strong funded research program, lead and mentor junior faculty members, and develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses and curricula in an area related to oil and gas engineering. The appointment will be in one of the departments of CSoE, or a joint appointment between two departments. For additional information please contact the office of the Dean at 315-268-7929 or ksharlow@clarkson.edu.

Clarkson University is committed to providing an educational experience in which students develop an appreciation for diversity in both working and living environments. Candidates are encouraged to outline teaching, research, service and/or outreach activities that support this commitment.

Direct inquiries and applications, including a cover letter and CV, to Clarkson University's Human Resources department at https://clarkson.peopleadmin.com/postings/1252. Applications will be reviewed starting immediately, and the search will continue until the position is filled.

Additional information about the Coulter School of Engineering and its departments can be found at http://www.clarkson.edu/engineering/. Clarkson is among the top 50 universities with the highest percentages of tenured and tenure-track women engineering faculty in the nation (ASEE 2011 profiles of Engineering Colleges). We are building upon this foundation to create a diverse faculty and strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

Clarkson University is an AA/EOE.
Job Posting # Fac 2012000314.

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Posted: February 5, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the April issue of JOM
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE VACANCIES
Ames Laboratory

The Critical Materials Institute at the Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy national laboratory affiliated with Iowa State University, is anticipating a number of Postdoctoral Research Associate vacancies within 2013. Vacancies are anticipated in the following areas:

  • Large scale density functional calculations applied to complex materials; computer searches for material property optimization.
  • Designing and performing chemical and structural analysis of materials at the micro-nano scale. This will include performing advanced techniques of transmission electron microscopy, including but not limited to high resolution transmission electron microscopy, scanning transmission microscopy, converged beam electron diffraction, energy dispersive spectroscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy. Performance of 3D atom probe tomography or other 3D reconstruction methods.
  • Materials preparation, phase characterization using metallographic and x-ray techniques, and magnetic characterization. Positions require a thorough understanding of magnetic measurements, materials preparation using solidification processing, SEM and x-ray diffraction.
  • Combinatorial material science including thin film deposition, bulk sample preparation (e.g. arc melting). Specific areas of interest rare earth metals and alloys.
  • Rapid assessment of thermodynamic, magnetic, and structural properties of thin film and bulk combinatorial libraries. Specific techniques include: calorimetry, SQUID, VSM, synchrotron X-ray scattering, SEM, and TEM. Pyrometallurgical processing with specific focus on recovery of rare earth (RE) metals from scrap sources. Additional areas of interest include expertise in powder processing of Mg-RE alloys.
  • Theory and code development in quantum chemistry as well as quantum mechanical methods in determining energetics and other properties. Experience with solvent methods and/or binding affinities is preferred. Electrolitic preparation of rare earth metals.

Interested candidates should submit 1) a cover letter which outlines the following: a) area of interest and b) date of availability for employment; 2) current C.V.; and 3) contact information for three (3) references to: postdocsearch@ameslab.gov.

Applications will remain on file for one year from date of receipt.

Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer.

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Posted: January 24, 2013
PROGRAM MANAGER
UES, Inc.

UES, Inc. is looking to hire a Program Manager to manage an on-site contract at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, that serves the research and development needs of both the metals and ceramics branches. The successful candidate will have a technical qualification in materials science or engineering at the masters level, with significant experience in managing professional scientists and technicians. Expertise in managing laboratory/facility for processing and characterization of metals and ceramics is required.

Experience in managing a prototype casting and/or forging shop is desirable. Experience in financial planning and reporting is highly desirable. US citizenship or US permanent residency is required. To fill out an application, please visit www.ues.com and look for Position #153660 on our Careers page.

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Posted: January 24, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the April issue of JOM
TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION
Structural Analysis of Materials
McMaster University

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Materials Characterization. The appointment is intended to be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level; however, consideration will also be given to exceptional candidates at the Full Professor level. This position will expand upon current McMaster expertise in materials analysis and nuclear materials as well as contributing to the Faculty's strategic initiatives in sustainability.

The applicant should have expertise in the field of atom probe field ion microscopy, with a focus on structure and properties relationships of materials. The applicant is expected to develop a strong externally funded research program and capitalize on existing and new infrastructure at the university and in particular at the state-of-the-art Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy. This centre currently houses two aberration-corrected microscopes, one FIB, 3 SEM, one Auger Scanning Microscope and will commission a 3D Atom Probe and a second FIB. Over the last few years, McMaster University has received funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ministry of Research and Innovation and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council totaling approximately $40M in materials analysis at the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy and the Centre for Advanced Nuclear Systems. This position will build upon faculty expertise in materials engineering, as well as facilities and experience available through the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science/Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics or a closely related discipline. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an effective research program and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Faculty expects the successful candidate to become registered with the Professional Engineers of Ontario. Where full licensure is not possible, a limited license is also acceptable.

This position is available as of July 1, 2013 and will remain open until the position is filled. Applications by e-mail are encouraged.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within the community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University welcomes applications from all qualified applicants, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, a selection of research publications, and the names and addresses of at least three references to:
Faculty Selection Committee
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, McMaster University
1280 Main St. West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L7, Canada
Email: matsci@mcmaster.ca
Reference: MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION 2013

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Posted: January 24, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the April issue of JOM
RECRUITING GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS TO JOIN THE KROLL INSTITUTE FOR EXTRACTIVE METALLURGY
COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES

Engineers and Scientists, interested in pursuing a graduate degree or post-doctoral research in Mineral Processing/ Extractive Metallurgy, are needed to fulfill sponsored projects in the Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.

Projects include: Industry sponsored projects; sponsored research in our Center for Resource Recovery and Recycle (an NSF industry-university consortia); and, through our part of the new DOE Critical Materials Initiative. These projects are primarily related to the use of mineral processing and extractive metallurgy tools to improve industrial processes; and develop new methods to recycle complex materials.

Please email a letter of interest and a CV to:
Patrick R. Taylor, Director KIEM
prtaylor@mines.edu
(303) 384-2130

Mines is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its campus community. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Posted: January 4, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the January issue of JOM
FACULTY POSITIONS IN BIOMATERIALS AVAILABLE AT BEIHANG UNIVERSITY

Established in 1952, Beihang University is an open, multi-disciplinary, research-oriented university focusing on fundamental cutting edge research and high-level education. One of the first universities to be funded by China's "211" and "985" programs, today Beihang is known for outstanding research and education in aviation and aerospace sciences, power and energy engineering, materials science, mechanics, information science, transportation science, instrumentation science, management science and law. It has seven national key laboratories and twenty-five provincial and ministerial key laboratories. These laboratories and the newly established International Research Institute for Multidisciplinary Science indicate Beihang's strength as a research-oriented university.

As part of Beihang University's further pursuit for excellence in research and education, five independent international research centers were established recently under the name of International Research Institute for Multidisciplinary Science. Among the five centers, the International Research Center for Biological and Nature-Inspired Materials (IRC-BNIM), led by materials scientist Professor R. O. Ritchie, is devoted to creating an environment that nurtures and promotes excellence in the sciences and engineering, focusing on the forefront of multidisciplinary scientific research on biomaterials involving the materials sciences and engineering of natural materials, biological tissue, medical implants and bio-inspired materials.

The IRC-BNIM has full-time, tenure-track faculty positions available at all levels. Eligible candidates should have a track-record for excellence in research in the disciplines of Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry and/or Biology in the general areas of biomaterials and/or biological, natural, bio-inspired, and medical materials, with the drive and potential to lead a successful research group. Annual salaries will range from 150-200k RMB (associate profs) to 200k-300k RMB (profs) with competitive start-up packages of 300k-4.5M RMB, together with other benefits. Position, salary and start-up package will vary with qualifications. Postdoctoral positions are also available.

Contact
Department of Human Resources, Beihang University
No. 37, Xueyuan Road, Beijing, 100191, P.R. China
tel: +86-10-82317779, 82316107; fax: +86-10-82317777
e-mail: rscrcb@buaa.edu.cn; web: http://rsc.buaa.edu.cn/

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Posted: January 4, 2013
Scheduled to appear in the March issue of JOM
FACULTY POSITION IN COMPUTATIONAL MODELING IN MATERIALS ENGINEERING
University of Alabama

The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (mte.eng.ua.edu) at The University of Alabama seeks applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in the area of computational modeling in materials science and engineering. This hire will strengthen the department's core materials research and teaching areas of processing, phase transformations, and mechanical properties. Expertise in all length-scales of modeling, as well as integrated multiscale modeling, will be considered. Candidates will have full access to the computational resources at the Alabama Supercomputer Center (www.asc.edu). The University of Alabama offers many opportunities to work within interdisciplinary research communities including the Center for Materials for Information Technology (mint.ua.edu) and the Center for Advanced Vehicle Technology (cavt.eng.ua.edu). Additionally, departmental faculty are actively involved in utilizing the Micro-Fabrication Facility (uamicro.ua.edu) and the Central Analytical Facility (caf.ua.edu) which offer cutting edge research tools that can be used to validate and verify linkages between experiments and modeling. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally-funded research program and to teach undergraduate courses in all areas of metallurgical and materials engineering as well as develop and teach graduate courses in the individual's areas of specialty.

The University of Alabama is experiencing an unprecedented level of growth and prosperity, including significant increases in undergraduate and graduate enrollment within the college of engineering. In June 2013, the final phase of a $250M four building science and engineering research complex will be completed giving faculty members access to state-of-the-art facilities for materials research.

Applicants must have earned a doctorate and should have one or more degrees in metallurgy and/or materials science and engineering. Appointments will be tenure track at the assistant or associate level depending on qualifications. An August 15, 2013 start date is desired. Applicants must submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, a research statement (up to five pages) that outlines planned areas of pursuit, teaching statement (up to three page limit) that captures teaching philosophy along with course topics of interests, and a list of at least three references which includes all relevant contact information. Applicants are required to apply electronically at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/ - job listing number 0807745. For additional information regarding this position, please contact the search committee at mtedept@eng.ua.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/ Title IX, Section 504, ADA employer

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Posted: December 21, 2012
Scheduled to appear in the March issue of JOM
TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
McMaster University

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-track position at either the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. We seek applicants with expertise in either of two areas of research. The first is solidification and thermo-mechanical processing of light metal alloys, where preference will be given to those candidates who have gained considerable experience within the Canadian industrial sector. The second research area of interest is first principles atomistic computations of thermodynamic and defect properties of materials. Here top priority will be given to candidates who can interact and collaborate with the ongoing experimental activities in the department.

McMaster University, one of the Top 100 universities in the world (THE and AWRU rankings of world universities), boasts a network of academic institutes that provide stimulating interdisciplinary research opportunities. McMaster is home to the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy, the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, the Centre for Automotive Materials and Corrosion, and the Steel Research Centre. For more information on the experimental facilities and current research interests of the department the applicant is invited to visit our website at: mse.mcmaster.ca.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science/Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or a closely related discipline. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program and demonstrate a commitment to teaching and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Within a reasonable time period after joining the department, the successful candidate is expected to obtain a full or limited license with the Professional Engineers of Ontario. Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2013 and the anticipated starting date for the position is January 1, 2014. Applications by e-mail are encouraged.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within the community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University welcomes applications from all qualified applicants, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, a selection of research publications, and the names and addresses of at least three references to:
Faculty Selection Committee
McMaster University
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
1280 Main St. West, JHE 357
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L7, Canada
Email: matsci@mcmaster.ca
Reference: MATERIALS 2013

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Posted: December 10, 2012
Scheduled to appear in the February 2013 issue of JOM
FACULTY POSITION IN MATERIALS ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST
The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure track position in the area of materials engineering. The appointment is at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor. Faculty members are expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, contribute significantly to the advance of basic science and engineering as evidenced by scholarly publications, and develop a nationally recognized program of sponsored research. Applicants specializing in an approach consistent with the Materials Genome Initiative1 through computational or experimental methods, and those with research applicable to biomaterials and energy materials are especially encouraged. In addition, where appropriate, the new faculty will participate in the development of new graduate programs within the College of Engineering.

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has 25 full-time faculty members, over 130 graduate students, and over 650 undergraduates. Research expenditures exceeded $4.7M in the last fiscal year. A number of institutes and centers provide outstanding opportunities for faculty, including the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute, the Institute of Cellular Engineering, Baystate Medical Center, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the Center on Polymer-Based Materials for Harvesting Solar Energy, the Energy Frontier Research Center, NSF Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing, NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, the NSF Center for e-Design, the Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research, the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and the Wind Energy Center. In addition, the Department has an NSF IGERT in wind energy which will fund 24 doctoral students over 5 years.

The University of Massachusetts is situated 90 miles west of Boston in the vicinity of four liberal arts colleges offering exceptional and diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in materials science, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field (degree by September, 2013).

To apply, candidates should provide the following in their application package: 1) Statement of interest, teaching and research qualifications, description of research goals, and a discussion of how the candidate’s experience would add to existing departmental and university strengths. 2) Current curriculum vitae. 3) Representative recent original research articles. 4) Full contact information for at least four references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applications should be submitted via email in single PDF file: miedept@ecs.umass.edu.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The Department, College, and University have a strong commitment to diversity. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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Posted: December 5, 2012
Scheduled to appear in the February 2013 issue of JOM
FACULTY POSITION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED PHYSICS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE MATERIALS SCIENCE FOCUSED
California Institute of Technology

The Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science within the Division of Engineering and Applied Science at Caltech invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. We are seeking highly qualified candidates committed to a career in research and teaching. In addition to applicants from the traditional areas of materials science and engineering, we are interested in applicants with an interdisciplinary background spanning these and other areas such as computational methods, surface science, nanoscience, and energy science and technology.

Interested applicants should submit an electronic application by visiting http://eas.caltech.edu/positions/apms_ms.

Candidates are required to submit a current CV, research and teaching statements, copies of key publications, as well as three to six letters of reference.

Initial appointments at the assistant professor level are for four years and are contingent on completion of the PhD degree. Caltech is an Equal-Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

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Posted: December 5, 2012
Scheduled to appear in the February 2013 issue of JOM
AVAILABLE FACULTY POSITIONS IN METALS AND CERAMICS PROCESSING
The School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the 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 areas of metals and ceramics processing (as described below). While preference will be given to candidates at the Assistant Professor level, applicants with exceptional records of creativity, originality, and excellence will also be considered at the Associate and Full Professor levels. Further details regarding qualifications for these positions can be found at: http://www.mse.gatech.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-positions

Successful candidates 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 metallurgy or ceramics 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, the Manufacturing Institute, and the Strategic Energy Institute.

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/faculty-staff/faculty-positions. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The selection process will include passing a pre-employment background screening.

Georgia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Posted: December 2, 2012
Scheduled to appear in the February 2013 issue of JOM
TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (MSE)
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS)
University of Pittsburgh (Pitt)

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) invites applications for two tenure ¬track positions in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). Successful applicants are expected to build an externally funded research program which contributes to the existing strengths of our program while enhancing strategic areas targeted for future growth, such as advanced processing with particular focus on additive manufacturing and energy, applications.

Applicants should also have a sound background for and dedication to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Materials Science and Engineering programs. Accordingly, applicants should have a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering or a related field, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research. While the position is primarily for the junior rank, applicants with outstanding track records of higher ranks will also be considered. Although, preference will be given to applicants whose research focus is Physical Materials (Physical Metallurgy, Physical Ceramics), exceptional candidates in our strategic areas of growth are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, formed by a merger of the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering in 2006, has 28 tenured or tenure-track faculty members who generate nearly $7 million in annual research expenditures. Current research thrusts include high temperature materials, materials processing, computational mechanics and fluid dynamics, computational materials science, material characterization at multiple length scales, energy technologies, smart materials and structures, functional nanomaterials, micro/biofluidics, biomaterials, advanced ceramics, smart structures, and biomechanics.

The successful candidates for this position will especially benefit from the resources, support, and multidisciplinary research environment fostered by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Simulation and Modeling (http://www.sam.pitt.edu), the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (http://www.psc.edu), and the Center for Energy (http://www.energy.pitt.edu). The Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering’s (http://www.nano.pitt.edu) Nanoscale Fabrication and Characterization Facility houses state-of-the-art transmission electron microscopy, dual beam FIB, dedicated E-beam lithography, SEM, EPMA, FTIR, SPM, XRD, UV-Vis-IR spectrophotometer and clean-room facilities.

Qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application electronically to pitt-mems-search@engr.pitt.edu. Applications should include the following materials in pdf form: a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three references. Application can also be submitted by mail to Chair(MSE Faculty Search), Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, 636 Benedum Hall, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2013, and continue until the positions are filled. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Posted: November 14, 2012

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION
Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

A tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level is available in the Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. A Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering or a closely related discipline is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses focused in process/extractive metallurgy and sustain strong sponsored research and graduate education programs. Prior experience in high-temperature processing and steelmaking is preferred. The department leads the M.S. and Ph.D. Materials Engineering and Science interdisciplinary program, and the successful candidate is expected to develop a research program in support of this graduate program.

Individuals interested in this position must apply online at http://www.sdsmt.edu/employment. Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

SDSM&T is an EEO/AA/ADA employer & provider.

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Posted: November 12, 2012
Scheduled to appear in the January issue of JOM
FACULTY POSITION IN METALLURGY
AT THE ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRALE DE LAUSANNE (EPFL)

The School of Engineering at EPFL invites applications for a Faculty position in Metallurgy.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: metallurgical processing including solidification, powder, thermomechanical, consolidation, forming and bonding processes, the science and engineering of phase transformations, processing-structure-property relations in metals including notably precious metals, biocompatible materials, and other advanced metallic materials such as porous and composite materials, metallic glasses, or nanostructured metallic alloys. Experience in the development of new materials or innovative processes and in successful collaborative research programs with industry is desirable.

As a faculty member of the School of Engineering, the successful candidate will be expected to initiate an independent and creative research program, participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and establish strong links with industrial partners. Internationally competitive salaries, start-up resources and benefits are offered.

The EPFL, located in Lausanne and Neuchâtel, Switzerland, is a dynamically growing and well-funded institution fostering excellence and diversity. It has a highly international campus at an exceptionally attractive location boasting first-class infrastructure. As a technical university covering essentially the entire palette of engineering and science, EPFL offers a fertile environment for research cooperation between different disciplines. The EPFL environment is multilingual and multi-cultural, with English often serving as a common interface.

Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications and patents, concise statement of research and teaching interests, and the names and addresses of at least five referees. Applications must be uploaded in PDF format to the recruitment web site:metallurgy-search.epfl.ch. Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on 15 January 2013.

Enquiries may be addressed to:
Prof. Michel Rappaz
Search Committee Chair
e-mail: metallurgy-search@epfl.ch

For additional information on EPFL, please consult the web sites: www.epfl.ch, sti.epfl.ch, imt.epfl.ch and imx.epfl.ch.

EPFL is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, and strongly encourages women to apply.

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Posted: November 12, 2012
Scheduled to appear in the January issue of JOM
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR
Mechanical Engineering Department
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The Mechanical Engineering Department at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for multiple faculty positions in Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science, and Mechanical Engineering at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. Candidates are expected to develop and maintain active research, teaching, and project activities that complement and expand the programs within the department or in related interdisciplinary areas such as robotics and automation, MEMS and nano-scale applications, energy systems, advanced computational modeling, biomedical systems, and materials processing. These searches will remain open until the positions are filled.

Aerospace Engineering: Primary areas of interest include: navigation, guidance, and communications of aerospace vehicles; aircraft and/or spacecraft dynamics; and flight mechanics.

Materials Science and Engineering: Areas of interest span all classes of materials and include materials processing, performance and reliability, nanostructured materials, computational materials engineering, and materials for energy systems and environmental sustainability.

Mechanical Engineering Design: Primary areas of interest include computer-aided design, machine design, kinematics, design optimization, and advanced energy and thermal systems.

WPI, founded in 1865 and located one hour west of Boston, is one of the nation's oldest technological universities. WPI is a highly selective private university with an undergraduate student body of over 3,600 and 1,400 full-time and part-time graduate students enrolled in more than 50 Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. programs. Its innovative project-enriched curriculum engages students and faculty in real-world problem solving, often at one of WPI's global project centers. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks WPI among the top national universities. Recently Unigo's "Colleges for 21st Century Einsteins," listed WPI among the top 10 schools for science and technology as rated by students.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant area and to develop and maintain active research, teaching, and project activities that complement and expand the programs within the department or in related interdisciplinary areas. These searches will remain open until the position is filled.

Applications should be sent to me-recruit@wpi.edu.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, and a list of five professional references.

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Posted: November 12, 2012

FACULTY POSITION IN MECHANICS & MATERIAL
Johns Hopkins University

The newly established Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the general areas of mechanics and materials across the full range of lengthscales and timescales, with a particular interest in materials subjected to extreme dynamic environments. Candidates will be considered at Assistant, Associate and Full Professor ranks. This is an interdepartmental search, and eventual faculty appointments may be (at the discretion of the candidate and the department) in any of the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering or Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins.

The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (hemi.jhu.edu) is a multidivisional institute that addresses the fundamental science issues associated with materials under extreme conditions. The institute includes strong collaborations with other universities, national labs and corporate affiliates, and currently houses three independent research centers.

The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in a relevant field, is expected to develop a strong independent research program and be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction. Applicants should provide a curriculum vita, the names of at least three references, and short (2 page) statements of research and teaching interests. All applications should be submitted electronically (before January 18, 2013) as a single PDF document to HEMISearch2012@jhu.edu. The University is committed to building a diverse environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer.

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Posted: November 12, 2012
Scheduled to appear in the January issue of JOM
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Department of MAterials Science and Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University has openings for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor or untenured Associate Professor level to begin as early as July 1, 2013. The area of expertise is open for both positions, but outstanding candidates with specialization in structural materials and mechanical properties, and electrochemistry/energy materials are especially encouraged to apply.

The Pennsylvania State University has highly ranked and active graduate and undergraduate programs in materials science and engineering with 165 graduate students and 205 undergraduate students. The department has 26 faculty members engaged in internationally recognized research programs on electronic and photonic materials, metals, ceramics, polymers, nanomaterials, biomaterials, energy conversion materials, and computational materials science. The Materials Research Institute, NSF-supported Nanofabrication Laboratory and the Materials Characterization Laboratory support state-of-the-art facilities for characterization, synthesis, nanofabrication, and computation. These facilities are co-located in the new $230 million Millennium Science Complex. The Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) houses state-of-the-art additive manufacturing facilities and access to a broad scope of experimental and modeling work. Steidle Building, which houses the Materials Science and Engineering Department, is in the beginning of a $40 million renovation with completion expected in 2014.

Successful candidates are expected to establish independent research programs. The search committee will evaluate applications as received and will continue to do so until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a research statement of up to three pages describing research interests and plans, 3) a one-page teaching statement, and 4) a list of at least three references with contact information. Applications should be submitted electronically to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at search@matse.psu.edu. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity of its workforce.

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Posted: November 12, 2012
Scheduled to appear in the January issue of JOM
BATTERY MATERIALS SCINETIST
Rockwood Lithium

Rockwood Lithium, a well established specialty chemical company, has an opening at it's Kings Mountain, North Carolina facility (20 miles west of Charlotte) for a Battery Materials Scientist.

The Battery Materials Scientist will contribute to a team effort in the development of novel lithium alloys and high purity lithium metal for the next generation of rechargeable lithium batteries. This will include formulation, characterization and process development with the ultimate goal of scale-up and commercialization. These efforts will be coordinated with the global battery R&D activities and the individual will be an integral part of an international group of researchers and sales people.

The position requires a Ph.D. in Electrochemistry, Material Science or Metallurgy and five years of postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate will possess technical know-how in processing air and moisture reactive alkali metals, effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to find innovative solutions to problems.

We offer a competitive salary, a bonus program and benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k and retirement plans. This is an outstanding opportunity with a recognized industry leader. Qualified candidates, please submit your resume for confidential consideration to: Rockwood Lithium via email to rli.resumes@rockwoodlithium.com

EOE M/F/D/V

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Posted: October 31, 2012
Scheduled to appear in the January and February issues of JOM
MULTIPLE TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
Oregon State University

The School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions in the broad area of Materials Science with a specific focus on Metallurgy. The appointment will nominally be made at the Assistant Professor level, though appointments at the Associate or Full Professor level will be considered depending on the qualifications of the applicant. Preference will be given to candidates with strong research and teaching experience in the areas of mechanical and physical metallurgy, advanced metal alloys, materials processing, and materials performance. To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. For full consideration, apply by January 31, 2013. Closing date is February 10, 2013. Apply online with a letter of interest; vita; a two-page statement of research interests; a one-page statement of teaching interests; and names and contact information for four references.

OSU is an AA/EOE.

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Posted: October 24, 2012, 2012
Scheduled to appear in the January issue of JOM
TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION
in Materials Science and Engineering
Washington University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad field of Materials Science and Engineering. The area of expertise within this field is open, but outstanding candidates specializing in advanced materials characterization techniques or computational materials science are especially encouraged to apply. Successful applicants must have an established record of excellence in their area of specialization and be qualified to teach materials science and engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The current search is focused primarily at identifying candidates at the Assistant Professor level, but appointment at more senior levels will be considered for a candidate with a distinguished record of achievement in research and teaching. Washington University is particularly interested in considering applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and engineering.

Materials science 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 in Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science (MEMS), Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering (EECE), and Biomedical Engineering (BME) 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, a new interdisciplinary, cross-school institute that promotes and coordinates materials research and educational activities at Washington University. The successful applicant is 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.

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 November 15, 2012. Women and members of groups under-represented in engineering are encouraged to apply. Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment eligibility verification will be required upon employment.

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