Assistant/Associate/Professor, Department of Materials
Science and Engineering
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (www.mse.iastate.edu) at Iowa State
University (ISU) invites applications for at least two tenure-track
open rank, Assistant to Full Professor, positions in technical
areas contributory to the MSE Department’s education and research
efforts. Areas of interest include ceramics, inorganic materials,
polymers, or soft matter. Exceptional candidates may be considered
for tenured ranks and/or endowed research chair/professorship
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vibrant
research program, develop an innovative course portfolio at the
undergraduate and graduate level in materials science and
engineering, and engage in professional and institutional service
All faculty members are expected to interact collegially and
maintain the highest standard of integrity and ethics.
The candidate will have opportunities to engage in significant
interdisciplinary collaborations on the Iowa State University
campus, including those offered by the Ames Laboratory (www.ameslab.gov) which includes the
Sensitive Instrument Facility, the Materials Preparation Center,
and the Critical Materials Institute; the Center for Nondestructive
Evaluation (www.cnde.iastate.edu); the Center
for Advanced Nonferrous Structural Alloys (https://canfsa.org); Nanovaccine
the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for
Biorenewable Chemicals (www.cbirc.iastate.edu); the
Bioeconomy Institute (www.biorenew.iastate.edu); ISU’s Office of
Biotechnology (www.biotech.iastate.edu); and
the Microelectronics Research Center.
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering has 28
faculty members among which are a member of the National Academy of
Engineering, a Nobel Prize winner, and 3 members of the National
Academy of Inventors. The Department of Materials Science and
Engineering has ~200 undergraduate students and ~55 graduate
students. Sponsored research expenditures of the department are
over $13M per year.
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer with
externally funded programs to broaden the participation of women
and underrepresented minorities and enhance the success of all
faculty in STEM fields.
candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in materials science or a
Experience and/or training commensurate with teaching graduate
and undergraduate courses in materials science or a related
Associate or Full Professor candidates, in addition to the
above, will have demonstrated research and teaching accomplishments
and the potential for continuing excellence in both research and
teaching commensurate with the level of the rank granted.
B.S. and/or M.S.
in materials science and engineering or a closely related
Significant and demonstrated research in materials science and
Demonstrated experience in writing, submitting, and
administration of research proposals for state, federal, non-profit
and/or industrial sponsors.
Experience in university-level teaching at the undergraduate and
graduate levels, especially in the topical areas described above,
and experience in supervising research of graduate and
Significant industrial collaborations/experience in a related
The MSE department and College of Engineering is committed to
diversity, equity, and inclusivity that permeate its culture.
Successful candidates will have an equal level of commitment to and
appreciation for how diversity, equity, and inclusivity foster
Candidates from backgrounds that are underrepresented in science
and engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.
Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Steve W.
Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Martin
To apply for this
position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment
Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Letter of application/Cover letter
- If your career has been impacted by the COVID pandemic and/or
other event(s), please feel free to describe this in your Cover
- Contact information for three references, including name,
address, e-mail address and phone number
- A one-page statement of teaching philosophy, experiences, and
interests, especially of those courses in our department.
- A concise statement of research interests and experiences as
well as a vision for future research not to exceed three
- A one-page statement on your strategies to support diversity,
equity, and inclusion
- A minimum of one, and not more than three, representative
refereed conference or journal publication(s).
Review of applications will begin on October 1st, 2021 and
continue until the positions are filled.
If you have questions regarding this application process, please
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Iowa State University is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual
orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a
disability or status as a protected veteran.