College of Engineering: Director, Advanced Materials Testing and Evaluation Laboratory (AMTEL) - En

Champaign, IL
Apr 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director, Advanced Materials Testing and Evaluation Laboratory
College of Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Internal to the College of Engineering Search

The College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks interested applicants for the administrative faculty position of Director of the Advanced Materials Testing and Evaluation Laboratory.

The Advanced Materials Testing and Evaluation Laboratory (AMTEL) is a mechanical testing and materials diagnostics and metrology facility in the College of Engineering.

The College is embarking on an effort to upgrade AMTEL to a state-of-the-art facility to serve as:

• A shared-service research facility in support of state-of-the-art mechanics research by combining the latest loading machines with state-of-the art diagnostics. The goal is for AMTEL to become a College-wide facility for cross-disciplinary, bleeding-edge research on mechanics of materials.
• A facility in support of the educational mission of the College in the area of mechanical testing, materials diagnostics and metrology.
• A resource for growing the College's engagement in industrial consulting/testing services and applied research activities.

The Director will report to the Dean of the College of Engineering and will develop a strategic plan to advance AMTEL to a state-of-the-art facility of national prominence.

Candidates are expected to hold a tenured faculty position at the level of full Professor (or an endowed position) in the College of Engineering. They must have a proven record of accomplishments in research, teaching, and leadership in the areas of interest related to AMTEL. They must also show evidence of strong collaborative, administrative, and communication skills in order to effectively interact with department, college and campus administration, and faculty, staff, and students.

The desired start date for this position is as soon as possible. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by April 28, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating interest in the position and articulating a vision statement for this leadership opportunity, along with a complete current curriculum vita and names and contact information for five references. All requested information must be submitted for the application to be considered. To apply for this position, please create your candidate profile at For further information regarding application procedures, please contact Lori Willoughby at or 217-333-3837.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

Organization Name: Engineering Dean
College Name or Administrative Unit: Engineering
Category: Faculty and Other Academic
Open Date: 04/13/2017
Close Date: 04/28/2017


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