Open Until Filled: Yes
Job Summary: The School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering within the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia (UGA) is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin July 2018 or earlier. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team in the recently established New Materials Institute (www.newmaterials.uga.edu) which is focused on the design and disposal of new products and materials guided by green engineering principles in ways that minimize waste, promotes sustainability, and protects human health. Research in the Institute includes circular materials management, advanced polymers, fibers & coatings, and technology development. The responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to: (1) establish an outstanding research program recognized both nationally and internationally, (2) foster partnerships within and outside the University of Georgia as well as industry, (3) exhibit a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (4) compete successfully for extramural funding to support research and companion graduate and postdoctoral training programs. The candidate will have broad latitude to develop a research program that focuses on materials innovations, along with advances in the basic knowledge of sustainability to benefit society. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering, bioengineering, polymer science and engineering, materials science and engineering, or a closely related discipline, and an excellent creative research record in one of two broad areas: 1) processing of biomaterials such as bioplastics and biocomposites, or 2) the interface of materials science and the burgeoning field of synthetic biology. A demonstrated record exhibiting leadership traits, effective communication, and ability to develop innovative programs is desired.
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Status: Tenure-Track
Employee Percentage: 100
Location od Vacancy: Athens Area