The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of materials for energy in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Emphasis will be placed on candidates who have research expertise in the experimental studies of energy storage materials. The candidate will be expected to build an active research program with external funding. Qualified candidates must also have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and contribute to services at the Department, Engineering School, and/or University level.
Candidates must have a PhD degree in relevant fields (materials science, physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, and other related disciplines) and demonstrate their commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service, which includes a strong commitment to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. All candidates are expected to work effectively in a highly collaborative, engaging, and dynamic environment comprised of individuals of diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. The appointment commences in fall 2023. A doctoral degree is required prior to joining; those with ABD (all but dissertation) status will be considered at the application/interviewing stage.
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Located in the 4th largest metropolitan area in the US, The University of Texas at Dallas is a young, growing research institution on the cutting edge of science, technology, business, and arts. Since its conception by Texas Instruments' founders McDermott, Jonsson, and Green, the University's teaching mission has continuously expanded, its external research funding has nearly doubled in recent years, and the University has established itself as a national leader in research and development of key technologies. The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department focuses on cutting edge of materials, physical, and chemical sciences, and their related applications and technologies. A facility of particular relevance for the faculty position is the $85 million landmark Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory (NSERL), which hosts a fully furnished clean room. The MSE Department currently has 17 faculty members and approximately 80 graduate students and offers MS and PhD degrees in Materials Science and Engineering. Areas of research expertise include advanced micro- and nanoelectronics, artificial intelligence (AI), catalysis, sensing, biomedical devices, flexible electronics, and energy storage and conversion.
Applicants should upload the following:
· cover letter and full curriculum vitae summarizing their interests and their qualifications for the position, including past and/or anticipated future efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion;
· statement of teaching philosophy describing (at a minimum) their conceptualizations of teaching and learning, teaching and assessment methods, and how their teaching philosophy and practices foster (or will foster) equitable and inclusive learning environments;
· statement of research interests describing (at a minimum) past, present, and future research and how they have fostered (or will foster) equitable and inclusive research environments;
· a writing/publication sample; and
· full contact information for at least three academic or professional references.
Reviews will commence as completed applications are received and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed on March 31, 2023. Priority will be given to completed applications received by November 30, 2023.
The University and Community
Rich with visual and performing arts venues, museum districts, professional and semi-professional athletics teams, botanical gardens, accessible trails and so much more, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex has something for everyone to explore. UT Dallas partners with regional higher education institutions and school districts and with the Richardson Innovation Quarter (Richardson IQ), a major hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and educational activities.
UT Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. UT Dallas is a place where members of the community from all backgrounds are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged in their pursuit of excellence.
The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 132 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom relationship. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members since 2005 are more than 200 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning. Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared ...to succeed in higher education: In 2011, nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas will continue its push to attain Tier One research university status and produce graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.