Assistant Professor, Materials Informatics, College of Engineering

Boston University
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Assistant Professor, Materials Informatics, College of Engineering

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The College of Engineering at Boston University seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor to begin in the academic year 2022/2023 in the broad area of materials informatics (pending Provost approval).

The College of Engineering at Boston University has embarked on a bold new strategic plan that recognizes the power of convergent and collaborative research among a diverse set of faculty. This faculty search is focused on the convergent theme of Materials by Design. With the rise of large curated datasets (e.g. Materials Genome Initiative), powerful computational tools to enable the exploration of vast parameter spaces, and approaches for mining unstructured data from the literature, there are a number of transformative new techniques being brought to bear in the area of ‘Materials Informatics.’ This blend of data science and materials science can complement many existing experimental, computational, and theoretical efforts in the College of Engineering, as these approaches are equally applicable to hard and soft matter and can be used to study, and potentially design, new materials with tailored mechanical, biological, electrical, and optical properties. We are interested in all facets of materials informatics including theory, computation, and experiment.

This is a College of Engineering-wide search, and the candidate will have a primary appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) or Mechanical Engineering (ME) or Biomedical Engineering (BME) departments. We anticipate that the candidate will also have an appointment in the Division of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and perhaps the Division of Systems Engineering (SE). The College’s cross-cutting Divisions engage faculty from all cognate disciplines. The candidate may also have an appointment in the newly founded, university-wide Faculty of Computing and Data Sciences

The College of Engineering believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. BU College of Engineering is a recipient of the Bronze award for ASEE Diversity Recognition Program. We are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. For more information about the BU College of Engineering, please visit:


Applicants should go to to submit 1) a cover letter that describes your research/creative and teaching interests; 2) a teaching statement that describes your teaching philosophy and experience, 3) a diversity statement that describes how you, through your teaching and/or scholarship, will contribute to our goal to engender a more inclusive and diverse environment, 4) a statement of research accomplishments and goals including how a focus on collaborative and convergent research can affect your research impact, 5) a current CV and 6) three references, including their contact information.

We encourage candidates to apply early. Applications received by December 15, 2021 will be given full consideration.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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