Associate Professor Chemical and Materials Engineering

University of Dayton, Dayton
Mar 12, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

At the University of Dayton, we are looking for new faculty whose passion aligns with our mission. If a focus on meaningful research that advances the common good, innovative teaching approaches, shaping the next generation of engineers, and engagement in impactful service opportunities sound appealing, apply today! We value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. Dayton is the home to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), and industrial partners, and as such, affords the faculty exceptional opportunities to enhance and develop collaborative relationships with government, industry, and academia.

The University of Dayton Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering invites applications for a tenure track position at the Associate Professor level specializing in Materials Engineering. The Department offers new faculty an opportunity to join a community deeply committed to their success and to student education at all levels. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program and exhibit a strong commitment to teaching at the graduate levels. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop strong government and / or industrial research collaborations, support a diverse population of students, and engage in service to the University, profession and community. All relevant materials engineering research areas will be considered with preference given to those that extend or complement current research at the University of Dayton. This position will start on August 16, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications

● Ph.D. in Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related field
● An established record of at least 5 years of innovative materials engineering research with a detailed vision for future research growth
● Excellent written communication skills
● Previous experience within formal or informal teaching environments
● Demonstrated commitment to understanding and promoting inclusive excellence
● Because of the need for collaborations with U.S. government and government affiliates, and the need to access research facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications

While applicants may not possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following qualifications:
● Successful experience:
o Working as an on-site collaborator or contractor at a United States Department of Defense (DoD) installation
o Teaching as instructor of record for a college-level course
o Collaborating with industrial or government partners
o Developing, growing, managing, and leading R&D programs as the principle investigator
o Mentoring students and post-docs from diverse backgrounds
● Established record of successful grant writing and obtaining extramural funding
● Effective oral communication skills
● Effective interpersonal communication skills
● Demonstrated commitment to innovative teaching strategies
● A commitment to breadth of education including educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition, and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession.

Special Instructions

Please provide the following information.
1) Cover letter
2) C.V.
3) Statement of research interests and vision for future research.
4) Statement of teaching philosophy. Describe your personal teaching philosophy, past experiences, and how you would incorporate active and collaborative learning into a graduate materials engineering course.
5) Please provide a statement as to how you would promote inclusive excellence through your research, teaching, and service.
6) Copies of all unofficial academic transcripts (please scan into one document for upload).
7) Contact information for three references.

Posting closes April 30, 2021 at 11:55 PM EST


Closing Statement

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at