Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Materials Science - (FAC001584)

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 04, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston (UH) invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured all-ranks faculty position beginning in Fall 2021. Senior candidates with exceptional background and experience may be considered for the Kalsi Endowed Professorship while junior candidates who are emerging leaders will be considered for junior fellowships such as the Bill Cook Endowment and the David Zimmerman Endowment.

Particular emphasis is in the broad area of materials science and engineering. Mechanical behavior of materials, additive manufacturing, soft matter, metamaterials and multifunctional materials are particular areas of emphasis although all contemporary topics in materials science and engineering are of interest. Successful candidates must hold an earned doctorate in an appropriately related field by the time their appointment begins. They are expected to establish a dynamic and internationally recognized research program, and to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Furthermore, they must have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding independent research and show promise for excellent teaching, mentoring and entrepreneurship. Information about UH’s Department of Mechanical Engineering is available at

To apply, please visit and submit (i) letter of application; (ii) curriculum vitae; (iii) statement on proposed plans for teaching; (iv) statement on proposed plans for research; (v) list of five references. If you have any questions concerning the positions, please contact Dr. Jae-hyun Ryou at

As a part of a major drive for excellence, including recent designation of UH as a Tier 1 university, the Cullen College of Engineering has a strong commitment to advance both the quantity and quality of the engineering research programs. UH is Texas’ premier public metropolitan research and teaching institution with over 40,000 students located on a park-like campus proximal to downtown Houston, the fourth-largest city in the nation. In addition to being the energy capital of the world, Houston is home to the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, and to NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Houston supports a full spectrum of cultural organizations as well as sports and year-around outdoor activities.

UH is a recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. W ith one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, we seek to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. Additionally, t he University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

T he University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :

Applicants must have earned a PhD in a relevant area of engineering of physical sciences. Successful applicants must demonstrate a strong record of scholarship, and external funding, as well as a commitment to teaching.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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