Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Gainesville FL
Jun 30, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Job Description:

The University of Florida (UF) has launched an ambitious initiative to position UF among the nation’s best public research universities. The initiative is, in part, a response to Florida Governor Rick Scott’s call for UF to become a top 10 public university. The new UF president, Dr. W. Kent Fuchs pursues this objective by continuing to lead the university’s preeminence initiative, and a component of this initiative is significant expansion of faculty and leadership.

In line with these goals, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) of the University of Florida is undergoing a major and ambitious expansion with the recent appointment of Dr. Michele Manuel as Department Chair.  ( Hiring of multiple new faculty members is planned. This includes the possibility of “cluster hires” of a group of connected applicants. The department invites applications for tenured or tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Of particular interest are candidates with expertise in the broad area of characterization of materials and phenomena using advanced analytical transition electron microscopy (TEM), development of new transmission electron microscopy techniques for materials characterization, and in-situ characterization of novel processes using electron microscopy. Applications are encouraged from individuals working on a broad range of materials related problems, including but not limited to:

  • Metals
  • Ceramics
  • Polymers and Biomolecular Materials
  • Electronic Materials
  • Nuclear Materials
  • Advanced Functional Materials
  • The Department of MSE in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida is a vibrant, multidisciplinary highly-collaborative environment, consistently ranked among the top departments for both graduate and undergraduate programs. This department is among the largest MSE departments in the nation with 26 faculty members, 290 graduate students, 213 undergraduates and over $9 million in annual research expenditures. 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. With the appointment of our new chair, and full support from our dean, we plan a focused effort to become an exceptional department in terms of quality education, research and service to our state, country and world.

    The department currently provides an integrated MSE education addressing biomaterials, ceramics, composites, electronic and optical materials, metals, and polymers. We anticipate that the successful applicant will continue the tradition of both developing and teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and will assist in moving the department forward.

    Advertised Salary:

    Commensurate with qualifications and experience

    Minimum Requirements:

    PhD in Materials Science and Engineering or a related field, and postdoctoral experience is preferred.

    Preferred Qualifications:   Special Instructions to Applicants:

    The search will receive applications until the positions are filled. The committee will begin reviewing applications August 31, 2017. To receive full consideration applicants must apply via UF Jobs at and reference requisition number 502802.  You may email your electronic application package (PDF) that includes a cover letter with the rank being applied to, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and the contact information for three references to Ms. Venice Walker (; however, this is not considered as having officially applied for the position. Candidates must apply at

    The MSE department is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, members of groups that are underrepresented in the profession, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. The college of engineering has a policy of non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status as protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public on request.

    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

    Multiple positions available.

    Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

    Health Assessment Required: No