Assistant/Associate Professor - Materials Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 10, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position in the general area of Materials Science and Engineering. This appointment will support externally sponsored research and advanced education in a recently established graduate program in Materials Science and Engineering, both at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. Adjunct appointments in other academic departments of the Statler College are possible, depending on the research expertise and interests of the successful candidate. The position maybe filled as early as January 2021 and no later than August 2021, at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending upon the qualifications and experience of the selected applicant.

Qualifications :

Eligible candidates must hold an earned Doctorate degree in Materials Science and/or Materials Engineering, or a closely related field. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Develop and sustain an independent, nationally recognized and competitive externally sponsored research program with focus on the processing and characterization of either high temperature ceramics, embedded sensors, fuel cells, biocompatible or thermoelectric materials.
  2. Collaborate effectively within multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and other researchers across WVU campus, other academic and government institutions, as well as the private sector.
  3. Teach lecture, laboratory or design courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in either a classroom setting or remotely online.
  4. Perform professional service activities both at the local and national levels.

A notable record of peer-reviewed publications and other scholarly activities, effective communication skills, and evidence of potential to attract competitive research funding are required for this position. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must also have accumulated an outstanding record of teaching, research, and service.

West Virginia University is the comprehensive Land Grant University of the State of West Virginia with a main campus enrollment of over 29,000 students, and a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity (i.e., R1 University). Morgantown is a safe, inclusive and family-friendly community with a regional population of about 137,000 residents and is ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. It lies within a high technology corridor that includes several federal research facilities, such as the NASA's Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the area and the university are available at and .

The Statler College of WVU currently has eight academic departments with over 4,200 students and 135 faculty members. It is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research, as well as for the accomplishments of its faculty, students, and alumni. The Statler College has invested significant resources in materials science and engineering, leading to the development of world - class educational and research facilities and the hire of outstanding faculty members in this field. The MAE Department has 33 tenure-track or tenured faculty members, about 700 undergraduate and 115 graduate students. It offers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels, including dual B.S. degrees in both aerospace and mechanical engineering. The level of annual research expenditures of the department is close to $10 million in competitive external funding.

To apply for this position, visit . Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page research statement, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, three representative publications, and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will commence with their receipt and will continue until the position is filled. Only candidates who submit complete documentation of professional quality will be considered. For further information, please contact Dr. Jacky Prucz, Professor and Chair of the MAE Department, by telephone (304-293-3131) or by e-mail ( Jacky.Prucz@mail. ), or visit our website at .

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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