MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
FACULTY POSITIONS – OPEN RANK
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is seeking to fill multiple tenured or tenure track faculty positions in all ranks. Candidates with research interests in the broad areas of biological materials, metals, and computational soft materials are strongly encouraged to apply. Faculty members in the department are expected to initiate and sustain a vigorous research program. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service.
Qualified senior candidates will 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. More information regarding the Grainger Initiative can be found at: graingerinitiative.engineering.illinois.edu.
To apply, please create a candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu. The application package should include a statement of teaching and research interests, statement on commitment to diversity, a curriculum vitae, and a publication list all in a single .pdf file. The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. Candidates for tenure-track positions must provide names and contact information for three letters of reference in the application file. Candidates for tenured positions must have achieved national and international recognition for their scholarship; selected candidates will be contacted to provide reference letters.
The Department of MatSE at Illinois has a long tradition of excellence in materials research and teaching. The Department presently has 23 faculty and approximately 400 undergraduate and 200 graduate students, with highly ranked graduate and undergraduate programs. The research portfolio covers soft and hard materials, biomaterials, and computational materials science. Extensive state-of-the-art characterization and nanofabrication facilities are housed on campus in the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, the micro and nanotechnology laboratory and the Beckman Institute. The Materials Research Laboratory just underwent a major infrastructure innovation and instrument acquisitions. The campus also hosts exceptional computational facilities, including the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and the National Petascale Computing Facility.
At the time of appointment, 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 August 16, 2019. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received no later than December 9, 2018. 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 December 9, 2018.
For any questions concerning the application process, please call (217) 300-0419 or e-mail email@example.com.
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Illinois has 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 provost.illinois.edu/faculty-affairs/work-life-balance
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.