University of North Texas (UNT)

Department Chair of Materials Science & Engineering

University of North Texas

Denton, TX, United States

The University of North Texas (UNT) seeks nominations or applications for the Chair of the Materials Science and Engineering (MTSE) Department within its College of Engineering. The Department is committed to advancing UNT’s Tier 1 (R1) status, strengthening our ABET accredited undergraduate program, and educating graduate materials scientists and engineers through innovative teaching and cutting-edge research. The MTSE department has 18 full time faculty members, including 2 NAE members, approximately 110 undergraduates, and 85 graduate students. UNT’s Materials Research Facility houses an impressive suite of characterization and processing instrumentation (https://mrf.research.unt.edu) and is an integral component of the department’s core capability. Applicants are sought at the Professor level. Salary, benefits, and a teaching load typical for a major research university can be expected. Nominees and applicants must submit their materials through http://facultyjobs.unt.edu . Nominations should be sent to the Search Committee (msesearch@unt.edu ). Screening of nominations and applications will begin on December 1, 2019, and will continue until the search is closed.


The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.


Minimum Qualifications:

Nominees or applicants must have: an earned doctorate relevant to a program in materials science and engineering; academic achievements commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor within MTSE; a strong track record of sustained excellence in research including extramural funding; prior academic experience in a US institution; and a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.


Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include:

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

Commitment to shared governance.

Ability to work effectively with the Dean to advance the department.

Knowledge of ABET accreditation standards and procedures.


University of North Texas (UNT) is a R1 Doctoral University with the highest research activityUNT is located in Dallas-Fort Worth, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas with a population of about 7 million people, an ever-increasing industrial and business activities, and a reasonable cost of living. The vibrant UNT College of Engineering has more than 100 faculty members. The college faculty also boast two National Academy memberships, more than 20 faculty fellowships across more than 15 societies, and five NSF CAREER Awards. The college is equipped with numerous state-of-the-art facilities and excels in the areas of artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, digital manufacturing, health sciences, and sensor systems with a recent $10 million boost to the Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing. The college plans to hire 17 tenure and tenure track faculty this year and to expand the college faculty by 50% in the next 5 years.

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