The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida
(UF) invites applications for a twelve-month, full-time, time-limited, non-
tenure track position at the rank of Research Assistant Scientist in the
Department of Materials Science and Engineering under the supervision of
Professor Michele V. Manuel. Highly motivated individuals are sought to
support an advanced manufacturing initiative focused on the processing of
metals, alloys, and composites under magnetic and induction fields.
It is expected that the individual will be highly motivated and can work
independently and be part of a highly diverse research group. The candidate
should have a solid publication history and strong verbal and written
communications skills in English. Additionally, the individual is expected to
work collaboratively with the Principal Investigator to coordinate all project
activities, including but not limited to conference talks, data collection and
analysis, manuscript and report preparation, meeting participation, use
processes to measure project performance and progress, and play a significant
role in proposal preparation and submission. They are also expected to assist
in managing and supervising both graduate and undergraduate students and
The University of Florida is the flagship campus of the State of Florida
university system. It is ranked as the #5 best public US university according
to US News and World Report. The Department of Materials Science and
Engineering provides a vibrant, multidisciplinary, and highly collaborative
environment and consistently ranks among the top departments for graduate and
undergraduate programs. The department is among the largest MSE departments in
the nation, with 37 faculty members, over 200 graduate students, and nearly
300 undergraduates. Persons joining the Department will find outstanding
facilities, interdisciplinary opportunities, a collaborative and collegial
work environment, and a strong dedication to diversity and excellence in
research and education. Potential applicants seeking more information are
encouraged to visit our website at www. mse.ufl.edu.
The successful candidate is expected to have a doctoral degree in Materials
Science and Engineering or a related field. Knowledge and experience in
computational thermodynamics, computational kinetics, or CALPHAD approaches
The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will
continue to receive applications until the position is filled. All
applications must be submitted through Interfolio at:
https: // facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/. (Please see Job Requisition #84067 ).
Complete applications must include the following files in PDF format: (1)
cover letter (summary and introduction related to hiring emphasis areas);
(2) a diversity statement (including experience in working with diverse and
underrepresented groups in engineering); (3) a curriculum vitae (including
a 1-page CV highlight); (4) the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email
addresses of no less than three and up to five references. The anticipated
start for the position is Late Fall 2021 to Early Spring 2022, with some
flexibility for a later start based on individual needs.
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. naces.org/.
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.