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Position Openings in MatSE at Illinois

Faculty Position

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 December 15, 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 May 31, 2014.

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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Lecturer

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering 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 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).