The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (www.mse.iastate.edu) at Iowa State University (ISU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor level in technical areas contributory to cutting edge education and research efforts in all areas of Materials Science, for example materials for energy storage systems, quality assured advanced manufacturing, and intelligent soft systems. Exceptional senior candidates in the specified areas may be considered for tenured ranks and/or endowed research chair/professorship positions.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vibrant research program, develop an innovative course portfolio at the undergraduate and graduate level in materials science and engineering, and engage in professional and institutional service and leadership. The candidate will have opportunities to engage in significant interdisciplinary collaborations on the Iowa State University campus, including those offered by the Ames Laboratory (www.ameslab.gov); a DOE National Laboratory, the Critical Materials Institute (www.cmi.ameslab.gov); the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (www.cnde.iastate.edu); the Center for Advanced Nonferrous Structural Alloys (https://canfsa.org); the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (www.cbirc.iastate.edu); the Bioeconomy Institute (www.biorenew.iastate.edu); ISU's Office of Biotechnology (www.biotech.iastate.edu); the Sensitive Instrument Facility (https://sif.ameslab.gov); and the Microelectronics Research Center.
Candidates are expected to share our commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion.
Required Education and Experience:
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in materials science or a related area.
Credentials commensurate with teaching graduate and undergraduate classes in materials science.
Associate or Full Professor candidates, in addition to the above, will have demonstrated research accomplishments and the potential for continuing excellence in both research and teaching commensurate with the level of the rank granted
Preferred Education and Experience:
B.S. or M.S. in materials science and engineering.
Significant research in materials science and engineering.
Experience in university-level teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, experience in supervising research of graduate and undergraduate students, and experience in writing, submitting, and administration of research proposals for state, federal, non-profit and/or industrial sponsors.
Significant industrial collaborations/experience in a related area.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.