Professor (all ranks) in Manufacturing and Processing of Advanced Materials

Tempe, Arizona (US)
commensurate with experience
October 12 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) is hiring faculty to support a broad initiative in advanced manufacturing and processing.  In conjunction with that initiative, we seek applicants for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in manufacturing and processing of advanced materials including nanostructured materials (metals, alloys, polymers, and composites), bio-inspired and bio-compatible materials, ceramics, and high entropy alloys. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: additive manufacturing and/or advanced bulk scale synthesis of metallic, ceramic, and polymeric materials; biomanufacturing; innovative manufacturing approaches; scalable processing and manufacturing of nanostructured materials; and integration of multiple materials in complex systems.

We seek applicants who will contribute to our programs and will leverage investments by the University in promoting interdisciplinary teaching and research.  These investments include, among others, the Manufacturing & Technology Innovation Hub (, Advanced Materials Initiative (, and the Biodesign Institute (, along with academic programs across the University.  The current openings are intended to broaden our expertise and expand collaborations.

Appointments will be at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2019.   The appointment will be in the Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and/or Materials Science and Engineering programs in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy.

Faculty members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and undertake service activities within the university, in the professional community, and at the national level.

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and/or a related field to the stated research and teaching focus of this position, by the time of appointment
  • Demonstrated evidence of research capability
  • Evidence of teaching excellence as appropriate to the candidate’s rank

Desired qualifications:

  • A commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to research and teaching

Review of applications will begin November 26, 2018, and will occur on the 1st and 15th of the month thereafter until the search is closed.  Apply at: Candidates will be asked to submit the following documents through their Interfolio Dossier.

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement
  • Research statement
  • Contact information for three references

For more information or questions about these positions, please contact the search committee chair Professor Kiran Solanki (

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.  See ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) at and the Title IX statement at