Assistant/Associate/Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University

College Station, Texas
August 11 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Type

Seeking Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty Member in Soft Matter/Biomaterials

Looking for a faculty member with expertise in either computational or experimental materials science (or a closely related field) to build a dynamic and internationally recognized research program in the area of soft materials or biomaterials. Specific focus on multifunctional soft materials and/or biomaterials with excellence in:

  • Experimental nanomaterials characterization and structure-property relations
  • Computational materials science from ab-initio to continuum methods

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSEN), at Texas A&M University invites applications for an open-rank tenured, or tenure-track faculty position with a 9-month academic appointment, and the possibility of an additional summer appointment contingent upon need and availability of funds, with a projected start date of September 1, 2022.

We seek an individual with specific focus on multifunctional soft materials and biomaterials and who has demonstrated excellence in computational materials science from ab-initio to continuum methods and or an individual with experimental skills in nanomaterials characterization.

The successful applicant will be required to teach; advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; develop an independent, externally funded research program; participate in all aspects of the department’s activities; and serve the profession.  Through effective collaboration across the discipline of engineering, the MSEN department has numerous opportunities for the development of laboratories and sponsorship of research activities.   MSEN is a new and growing department with our first UG class graduated in May, 2021.  MSEN is an integral part of the TAMU College of Engineering with excellent interaction with faculty in other engineering programs to support large-scale college initiatives, as well as access to graduate students to assist in research activities. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicants should consult the department's website to review our academic and research programs (

Created in 2013, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M began with five faculty and has grown to 20 faculty members in 2021. Ranked 14th by U.S. News & World Report for our graduate program in (Materials Science and Engineering at Public Institutions), the department is also ranked 23rd for all institutions for 2022. The department graduated the first class of undergraduates in 2021. With graduate enrollment about 200 and undergraduate program totaling over 150 students, this department is rapidly developing a national reputation.

MSEN faculty have multidisciplinary backgrounds in and dynamic research programs across several disciplines, including polymer synthesis and processing, structure-property relationships, biomedical materials and devices, sensors, wearable electronics, and simulation, modeling, and artificial intelligence. As a new faculty member in our department, you will be an integral contributor to growth of the interdisciplinary department, drive new directions, and build a distinctive environment of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service.                                                  

Texas A&M University is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, Texas, with a population of more than 273,000 and conveniently centrally located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 69,400 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures total more than $922 million annually, ranking Texas A&M in the top tier of universities nationwide. The Texas A&M University System has an endowment valued at more than $13.6 billion and Texas A&M University ranks 3rd among U.S. public universities and 8th overall. With more than 700 faculty members and over 20,000 students, the College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked 8th in graduate studies and 7th in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with nine of the college’s 15 departments ranked in the Top 10. The college is also ranked 3rd in research expenditures by the American Society for Engineering Education. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance.


Applicants must have an earned doctorate in materials science and engineering or a closely related engineering or soft matter or biomaterial science discipline.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit application materials online at  a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and a diversity statement demonstrating how your scholarship, teaching, and/or other experiences make you an effective faculty member and how that commitment may benefit Texas A&M University. Your application must a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses). Apply for this specific position at Full consideration will be given to applications received by September 30, 2021. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin fall 2022.