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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 tenured faculty positions in the broad areas of materials science and engineering, materials chemistry or materials physics.  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 a list of publications, their teaching experience and interests, and a synopsis of a proposed program of research. Candidates for tenured positions must have achieved national and international recognition for their scholarship.  Applicants will be contacted by the search committee to provide the names of references when needed.

Qualified senior candidates will be considered for endowed professorships and chairs 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. More information regarding the Grainger Initiative can be found at: http://graingerinitiative.engineering.illinois.edu.

The Department presently has 25 faculty and approximately 400 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 Supercomputing 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 August 16, 2015. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received no later than February 15, 2015. 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 CV no later than May 15, 2015.  For any questions concerning the application process, please call (217) 333-1440 or e-mail mse@illinois.edu

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Lecturer Position

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 Materials Science and Engineering 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 (9-month service basis paid over 12 months) appointment. Salary is competitive and based on experience. The desired starting date is August 16, 2015. 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 University of Illinois has a codified promotion system for non-tenure track teaching faculty as described at http://provost.illinois.edu/Communication/26/Communication_26.pdf

The closing date is February 28, 2015. 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) 333-1440.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.  Illinois 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).