Materials - Metallurgical Engineering, Materials - Research and Development, Materials Engineering
The Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Utah seeks outstanding applicants with a PhD for two tenure-line assistant professor positions. Highly qualified applicants at all levels will also be considered in the stated areas, including the tenured-associate or tenured-professor levels. The areas of emphasis for this new hire are soft-condensed matter, polymers, biomaterials, photonic materials, semiconductors, and materials for energy applications. Candidates with experimental, computational or theoretical expertise in the above areas are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants are expected to initiate and sustain a productive research program and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as university/community service.
The University of Utah’s Departments of Materials Science & Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering recently merged to form a truly comprehensive department comprised of 21 current faculty with expertise in virtually every major materials area: ceramics, glass, extractive metallurgy, physical metallurgy, mineral processing, polymers, semi-conductors, nanostructured materials, nuclear materials, and computational materials science. The new Department of Materials Science & Engineering is a member of both the College of Engineering and the College of Mines and Earth Sciences. Abundant collaboration opportunities exist on campus with faculty from chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computing, civil engineering, nuclear engineering, mining engineering, chemistry, physics, and biology. The University of Utah has world class capabilities in characterization, synthesis, and irradiation of materials. The state of Utah has been nationally recognized for excellence in entrepreneurship, economic growth, and outdoor recreational activities (skiing, hiking, climbing, etc.). Salt Lake City has been recognized as the best city to start a career and offers an abundance of activities/attractions that contribute to excellent quality of life. It features arts, culture, shopping, professional sports, major collegiate sports, and more. The University of Utah is a vibrant, diverse, and secular university with a current student enrollment of about 30,000 located in a beautiful setting on the shoulder of the Wasatch Front. Spectacular outdoor settings are a short drive, bike ride, or walk away from campus.
To be considered, applicants must provide a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, description of teaching experience and interests, and a synopsis of a proposed program of research. Please include a names and contact information for at least three references in your cover letter.
Candidates for tenured positions must have achieved national and international recognition for their scholarship.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled
Internal Number: 97627
About University of Utah
In the foothills of Utah’s mountains, the University of Utah in Salt Lake City—the U—is a comprehensive research university that has a wealth of activities both on and off campus. To help students choose from the hundreds of majors across 17 colleges and schools, the university holds an annual major expo. The most popular majors include business, computer science and biology. The U offers a summer session so students can complete 30 credits each year. Students can take part in over 500 clubs, including Greek life. Outdoor Adventures provides students with equipment to rent so they can take advantage of the over 50 national recreation areas within an hour of the university. The Arts Pass allows students to get free and discounted tickets to on-campus events. The University of Utah competes at the NCAA Division I level and participates in the Pac-12 Conference. The U also has a campus in Asia, so undergraduates can study in South Korea for three years and one year at the Salt Lake City campus. The U encourages entrepreneurship through programs like the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, Opportunity Quest, techTITANS, and the Lassonde New Venture Development Center.