Assistant Professor - Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) (81564)

University of Florida (Gainesville)

United States

October 12, 2021


Job Description

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida invites applications for multiple , full-time, 9-month, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a research focus in the areas of Polymers or Electronic/Photonic Materials in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Particular interest is in the areas of synthesis, processing, manufacturing, design, and physics. The University of Florida is ranked as one of the top-10 best public universities, according to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is implementing a major expansion of faculty and state- of-the-art research and education facilities. The College will reach 300 faculty members in the near future. For more information about these initiatives, please visit https://

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering provides a vibrant, multidisciplinary, and highly collaborative environment, and is consistently ranked among the top departments for both graduate and undergraduate programs. This department is among the largest MSE departments in the nation, with 38 faculty members, over 200 graduate students, and nearly 300 undergraduates. Research is central to the success of the program, and new faculty will be expected to initiate and sustain strong sponsored research and graduate training programs.

The department provides an integrated MSE education addressing a wide array of materials (functional materials, quantum materials, biomaterials, structural materials, etc.) for a diverse set of applications, including energy technologies, optoelectronic and photonic devices, materials for medical applications, materials for green technologies, and more. New faculty will be expected to continue the tradition of both developing and teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Job Qualifications

Eligible applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Materials Science and Engineering or a related field. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred.


The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. You must apply by submitting an application through Interfolio via https: // (Job 81564) The application requires PDF files of the following documents: 1) cover letter (summary and introduction related to hiring emphasis areas), 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research interests and research program vision, 4) statement of teaching interests and philosophy, 5) a statement describing the applicant's experience in enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion through research, teaching, or service, and vision for promoting a more inclusive experience at the University of Florida, and 6) contact information for at least three references. We request that you also email your electronic application package (PDF files) to Nekia Jones at Upon request, please have three letters of reference sent by email to Nekia Jones.

University of Florida counts among its greatest strengths — and a major component of its excellence – that it values broad diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and creates a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning, research and other work. UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access and seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in work and learning activities. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida's ‘Government in the Sunshine' and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and many other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at https:// www.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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