Faculty Positions - Open Rank

University Illinois-Urbana
Champaign, Illinois
Sep 25, 2017
Oct 24, 2017
Field of specialization
Engineering, Materials, Physical
Job Type
Full time


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) 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 interest in the broad areas of materials science and engineering, materials physics, materials chemistry or biomaterials are welcome to apply. Successful applicants are expected to initiate and sustain a vigorous research program and have strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

To be considered, applicants must provide a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications, their teaching experience and interests, and a synopsis of a proposed program of research. Candidates for tenure-track positions must provide names and contact information for three letters of reference. Candidates for tenured positions must have achieved national and international recognition for their scholarship; selected candidates will be contacted to provide references. 

The Department of MSE at Illinois has a long tradition of excellence in materials research and teaching. The Department presently has 22 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, 2018. 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received no later than December 1, 2017. 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.

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: graingerinitiative.engineering.illinois.edu.

To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and synopsis of proposed research program by the application cutoff date. 

For any questions concerning the application process, please call (217) 333-1441 or e-mail mse@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 (provost.illinois.edu/faculty-affairs/work-life-balance).

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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

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