Iowa State University (ISU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
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 education andexperimental research efforts in ceramics.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vibrant research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses on ceramic materials, and engage in professional and institutional service and leadership. Collegiality and the highest standards of integrity and ethics will also be expected. The candidate will have opportunities to engage in signific1ant 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); and the Microelectronics Research Center.
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering has 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, including a Nobel Laureate and two National Academy of Engineering members, 260 undergraduate students, and 75 graduate students. Sponsored research expenditures of the department are over $13M per year.
ISU has 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 (www.provost.iastate.edu/isu-advance/faculty-searches/fac-cand). We are invested in increasing the participation of those traditionally underrepresented in higher education and seek those who share in this mission.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in ceramics, materials science or a related science or engineering field with research experience in ceramic materials and credentials commensurate with teaching graduate and undergraduate classes in ceramics.
Preferred qualifications include:
- B.S. or M.S. in ceramics, materials science and engineering, or a closely related field
- Expertise in ceramics, for example, physical, optical, electronic, and chemical properties of ceramics, ceramic materials synthesis and processing, characterization of ceramics, and the applications of ceramics, such as energy storage and conversion
- 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, federal laboratory, university, and/or international collaboration 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 34,000 students are enrolled, and served by over 6,100 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 second best most livable small city in the nation (see www.amescvb.com).
All applications must be submitted electronically at www.iastatejobs.com/postings/13630. To ensure consideration, please apply by October 31, 2015.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.