Faculty Position in Nanostructured Materials and Devices

Newark, Delaware
September 25 2017
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Faculty Position in Nanostructured Materials and Devices

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

The University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware invites application for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of experimental nanostructured materials and devices.  Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, active optoelectronic devices, nanophotonics, emergent functionality in layered and heterogeneous materials, and topological materials and devices. The successful candidate will be a major user of the new 8,000-square-foot nanofabrication facility located within the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory. This facility is equipped with state-of-the-art tools for electron-beam and optical lithography, deposition, etching, thermal processing, metrology and packaging. We seek creative and innovative individuals who have demonstrated excellence in research, who will engage in high-quality teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and who are eager to work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment and become leaders in their fields. Candidates conducting research that complements existing strengths in nano-bio interfaces, optoelectronics, electronics, epitaxial materials growth, photonics, renewable energy, or spintronics are especially encouraged to apply.

The University of Delaware combines a rich historic legacy in science and engineering with a commitment to undergraduate education and scholarly excellence. With external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support. State-of-the-art facilities support research across all seven colleges and numerous interdisciplinary institutes and centers. The main campus in Newark, Delaware, provides the amenities of a vibrant college town with convenient access to the major cities of the East Coast. The recently opened 194,000-square-foot Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory greatly expands opportunities and resources for research and education, and the 272-acre STAR (Science, Technology and Advanced Research) campus offers even more opportunities for research, academic, and commercial development.

Candidates must have a PhD degree in materials science and engineering or a related discipline.  Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a 3-6-page research proposal, a one-page statement of teaching experience and interests, and a list of at least four references. The University of Delaware is committed to diversity in hiring; women and people from diverse cultures and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. The University is also supportive of the needs of dual-career couples. Review of applications will begin on 1 November 2017 and continue until the position is filled. To submit applications please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/45168 .

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Title IX institution which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans.  The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.  A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.