Tenured/Tenure Track: Open Rank Faculty - Materials Science and Engineering

Employer
Texas A&M University- Materials Science & Engineering Department
Location
College Station, Texas
Salary
Commensurate
Closing date
Jan 30, 2022

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The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSEN), College of Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full time tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the assistant, associate or full professor level, with a 9-month academic appointment and the possibility of an additional summer appointment contingent upon need and availability of funds, with a projected start date of August 16, 2022.

We seek an individual who has demonstrated excellence in intelligent materials for use in life-long learning electronics. This may include the following sub-fields but not limited to: multifunctional soft matter, meta-materials and computational materials science to support the overarching area of intelligent materials for electronics.

The successful applicant will be required to teach; advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; develop an independent, externally funded research program; participate in all aspects of the department’s activities; and serve the profession.  Through effective collaboration across the discipline of engineering, the MSEN department has numerous opportunities for the development of laboratories and sponsorship of research activities.   MSEN is a new and growing department with our first UG class graduated just this past May, 2021.  MSEN is an integral part of the TAMU College of Engineering with excellent interaction with faculty in other engineering programs to support large-scale college initiatives, as well as access to graduate students to assist in research activities. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicants should consult the department's website to review our academic and research programs (engineering.tamu.edu/materials).

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M is jointly operated by the College of Engineering and College of Science. This multidisciplinary department includes full-time faculty and joint and affiliated faculty members from several disciplines, including aerospace engineering, biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear· engineering and physics. The new faculty member(s) will be integral contributors to the department's strategic research direction and to its continued drive toward excellence in academia, research and service. The department currently has 19 tenure track / tenured faculty, one professor of practice, 205 graduate students and 181 undergraduate students. The department is ranked 13th among the public undergraduate programs and 14th among the public graduate programs.

Texas A&M University is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, TX, with a population of more than 273,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 69,300 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures at Texas A&M total more than $922 million annually, ranking in the top tier of universities nationwide. With an endowment valued at more than $11.5 billion, the university ranks third among U.S. public universities and eighth overall. 

Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance. For more information visit http://dof.tamu.edu/Faculty-Resources/CURRENT-FACULTY/Faculty-Work-Life

With close to 700 faculty members and more than 22,000 students, the College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked eighth in graduate studies and eighth in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven of the college’s 14 departments ranked in the Top 10. The college is also ranked 3rd in research expenditures by the American Society for Engineering Education.

Qualifications
Applicants must have an earned doctorate in materials science and engineering (MSE) or a closely related engineering or science disciplines.

Application Instructions
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position at http://apply.interfolio.com/97542. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 31, 2022. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin Fall 2022.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

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The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is a new graduate department housing the university’s existing Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Program. The academic administration of the department is under the joint supervision of the deans of engineering and science. The department has about 100 graduate students enrolled, most of whom are pursuing Ph.D.s. There are currently seven full-time faculty in the department, and 42 more faculty members jointly appointed. The target for the department is to increase the number of full-time faculty to more than 17 and establish an undergraduate program in the next five years; and increase to 30 faculty, with 750 undergraduate and graduate students by 2025.
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