Assistant / Associate / Professor

University of Maryland

United States

December 10, 2021

Description

Posting Details Position Number: 125338

Title: Open Rank Functional Title: Assistant / Associate / Professor Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track Applicant Search Category: Faculty University Authorized FTE: 1 Unit: ENGR-Materials Science & Engineering Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. Some notable facts include:

  • Received the 8th largest gift in history to a public higher education institution from A. James & Alice B Clark Foundation of $220M. This includes funding to assist faculty and attract and fund first-year PhD students.
  • Opened Clark Hall in January 2018 with almost 40,000 sq ft of lab space and an innovation lab for capstone design projects and student teams.
  • The Great College Park initiative is a $1B public-private investment in the town that is the home of UMD. It is creating not only a dynamic and innovative academic environment but also a vibrant downtown community with restaurants, new residential units, live music, and amenities.
  • Vaccine Protocol

    The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University's vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

    Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

    The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) (https: // www. mse.umd.edu) is seeking outstanding applicants for a full time tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the area of materials for extreme environment. Academic rank is open depending on qualifications. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: metallurgy and metallic materials, additive manufacturing of metals and composites, mesoscale science, digital MSE in support of digital manufacturing, and composites for extreme environment. Exceptional candidates with expertise outside these areas are also welcome to apply.

    Successful applicants should have a Ph.D. in MSE or a related discipline. We seek candidates who can lead interdisciplinary materials research and establish vibrant research and teaching programs at the University of Maryland. The faculty hire will conduct research, teach and mentor students, and work collaboratively with others to enhance the impact of the MSE Department. This will include strong scholarship, innovative teaching of both graduate and undergraduate students, participation in faculty governance and institution-building, service to the broader scientific community, and forming partnerships within the MSE Department, the Clark School of Engineering, UMD and/or with industrial, governmental, or community partners. Senior hire is expected to have demonstrated leadership and should plan to lead new areas of research.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or a related discipline prior to employment.

    Preferences:

    The candidate will be expected to establish an imaginative, well-funded and collaborative research program that will serve to educate graduate and undergraduate students and advance the field. The candidate should be an effective communicator and have an ability and interest in working with diverse student populations having a variety of backgrounds, learning styles, and skill levels. The candidate will also contribute to the teaching of undergraduates and graduate courses within the MSE Department. The candidate for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor should have a strong record of research, educational activities, and service as well as a strong funding record.

    Additional Certifications:

    Based upon our commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion, those who have experience engaging with a range of faculty, staff, and students and contributing to a climate of inclusivity are encouraged to discuss their perspectives on these subjects in their research

    and teaching statements.

    Additional Information:

    For best consideration, applications should be submitted by 12/10/2021, but the position will remain open until filled. Based upon our commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion, those who have experience engaging with a range of faculty, staff, and students and contributing to a climate of inclusivity are encouraged to discuss their perspectives on these subjects in their application materials. The review of applications will begin as they are received and continue until the position is filled.

    Please submit electronically to https:// ejobs.umd.edu; position number 125338, the following materials/documents: 1) Cover Letter 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) Statement of Research Interests 4) Statement of Teaching Interests.

    5) Minimum of three professional references with contact information (Affiliation, phone & email addresses)

    Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Prof. Lourdes Salamanca-Riba, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD 20742, Email: riba@umd.edu

    Posting Date: 10/07/2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 12/10/2021 Physical Demands

    Physical activities expected from this individual during the work hours are mostly limited to working with the computer/teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

    Diversity Statement:

    The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  • Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  • List of References (no emails sent from system)
  • Optional Documents

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