Tenure-Track Professor – Penn State University

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College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Materials Science and Engineering

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University seeks exceptional candidates for a faculty position in the broad area of inorganic nonmetallic materials. A senior hire at the Full Professor or Associate Professor levels is expected to bring academic leadership in research and teaching, nucleate new areas of research, and foster cross-disciplinary collaborations. Outstanding candidates at the assistant professor level will also be considered. Areas of expertise include the synthesis of inorganic nonmetallic materials, advanced characterization techniques, materials theory and design, and translating fundamental materials advances into devices for emerging applications in electronics, photonics, communications, manufacturing, energy and the environmental areas. Penn State is one of the largest materials research institutions in the United States, and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) is an international leader in materials education and research. The MatSE Department consists of 30 faculty members, 168 graduate students, and 370 undergraduate students. Research programs span the many sub-disciplines of materials science and engineering with more than $14.7 million expenditure in 2015. Steidle Building, which houses the MatSE Department, recently underwent a $52 million renovation that provided new laboratory space, educational labs, office and meeting space, and state-of-the-art facilities. In addition, the Materials Research Institute supports state-of-the-art facilities for characterization, synthesis, nanofabrication, and computation. These facilities are co-located in the new Millennium Science Complex. Penn State hosts a number of federally and industry sponsored centers, including the NSF-Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) for Nanoscale Science, NSF-Materials Innovation Platform (MIP), Center for Two-Dimensional and Layered Materials (2DLM), NSF-Center for Dielectric and Piezoelectrics (CDP), and Center for Innovative Metal Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D). To apply, please upload (cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research vision and contact information for five references) Please address all inquiries and nominations to Prof. Venkatraman Gopalan, Chair of the Search Committee at vgopalan@psu.edu. The Search Committee will review applications and nominations beginning April 1, 2017 and will continue to review them until the position is filled. For more information about the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, visit our web site at www.matse.psu.edu.