Assistant Professor-Materials Science and Engineering

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Assistant Professor: Materials Science and Engineering Department & The Institute for Predictive Performance Methodologies at The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute

        The Institute for Predictive Performance Methodologies and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a focus on the multiphysics design of heterogeneous and new functional materials, with a tentative date of starting employment in Fall 2017.  The key objective is to hire faculty members with outstanding qualifications who share the University’s core values of high standards of excellence in teaching, innovative and collaborative research, and service, combined with fostering an open and inclusive environment. The successful candidate is expected to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses, in the area of design of heterogeneous and new functional materials by design, with emphasis on porous, two dimensional and catalytic materials. The candidate is also expected to develop externally funded research programs that result in publications in leading scholarly journals; present research work in leading scholarly conferences; supervise graduate students; and serve on departmental, college, and university committees.

     Qualifications include an earned Ph.D. degree in a relevant engineering field. The candidate should have a strong background in an emerging research area related to design of materials. Candidates must also show a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. To apply, applicants should go to Questions about the position should be addressed to

     The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 57,000 in AY 2016-17, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery.  The College of Engineering is home to seven departments: Bioengineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. With more than 7,000 students, the College is the third-largest in Texas and offers the most comprehensive engineering degree programs in the region. Under the direction of NAE member Ken Reifsnider, the Institute for Predictive Performance Methodologies develops applied science and engineering that demonetizes the conception, development, and application of engineered materials and structures, and the risk of using them in society. Areas of interest include engineered materials design, manufacturing, characterization, and prognostication of strength and life of as-manufactured parts and in-service material and structural systems. IPPM specializes in heterogeneous materials including: polymer, metal, and ceramic based composites for structural, electrochemical, chemical processing, nuclear fuels and nuclear waste storage, and chemical processing applications.

     UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UTA is a tobacco free campus.