Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Northwestern University Materials Science & Engineering
Evanston, Illinois
Closing date
Dec 2, 2022

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The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position to be filled at the Assistant Professor level beginning September 1, 2023. Candidates are sought in all fields of experimental, computational, or theoretical materials science and engineering. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to conduct high-impact research that will broaden the discipline and reflects the future of the field. Candidates are sought who pursue materials research and engineering to solve some of the world's most difficult challenges in energy, climate, health, computing, and communication, informed by the critical importance of finding sustainable solutions. The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out research, teaching, and service while building a vibrant research program that contributes to the department’s mission and is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and a community of inclusion. The MSE Department is dedicated to building a diverse community and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Qualified international applicants are also welcome.  

Applicants should hold a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field by the time of appointment. Applicants must apply online and upload the following materials: cover letter; curriculum vita; research statement; contribution to department vision statement; teaching experience and mentoring statement; contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion statement; and three letters of recommendation. Further information is available here: https://www.mccormick.northwestern.edu/materials-science/careers. Evaluation of applications will begin November 15, 2022, and continue until the positions are filled.  

Northwestern requires all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 and Campus Updates website.

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today.  Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Click for information on EEO is the Law. 

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