Asst Professor/Assoc Professor

University of North Texas

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

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Asst Professor/Assoc Professor


UNT-Materials Science & Engineer-130330


College of Engineering

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Retirement Eligibility:

ORP Eligible

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Department Summary:

Our strength is underpinned by our commitment to excellence in student engagement, teaching and research. We integrate our research with teaching, and provide ample opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to learn from experienced faculty through hands-on laboratory work. Our faculty research covers a broad portfolio and includes structural alloys, radiation resilient glasses, materials for wear, corrosion, medical implants, additive manufacturing, electronic materials for sensors, transistors, optoelectronics and energy conversion. In short, whatever your specific materials interest, at UNT you will find a home at a Tier 1 research university with excellent research facilities, exceptional faculty mentoring and teaching, and superb opportunities to develop as a scientist-engineer.

The Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing (CAAAM), a State of Texas funded multi-million-dollar initiative with a multi-disciplinary focus on further advancing the science and technology of additive manufacturing, the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes Institute (AMMPI), a research institute which is focused to test, develop and process next-generation materials via rapid combinatorial assessment and advanced processing technologies and the Materials Research Facility (MRF) with advanced characterization capabilities. A successful candidate will work closely with the CAAAM and AMMPI associated faculty and researchers in multidisciplinary areas complementary to advanced rechargeable batteries, materials, and characterization

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary:

The University of North Texas seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure track position in Materials Science and Engineering (MTSE). Applicants are sought at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the area of materials for advanced rechargeable batteries. Areas of interest include but are not limited to advanced batteries (e.g., solid state, metal-air, multivalent cation, batteries under extreme conditions, thin film batteries) and other next generation battery materials synthesis, discovery and optimization, mechanisms in batteries, in-situ and in-operando physical and electrochemical characterization methods. A successful candidate must be capable of developing a strong externally funded research program and have a strong interest in both undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring. Salary, benefits, and teaching load typical for a major research university can be expected.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering, or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and have demonstrated experience and expertise in rechargeable batteries, battery materials, battery design and construction, and physical and electro-chemical characterization.

For the Assistant Professor position, a strong publication record and the potential to succeed in securing external research funding and mentoring graduate students are required.

For the Associate Professor position, a sustained record of high-quality technical publications, advising graduate students, mentoring post-doctoral research associates and senior researchers, providing service to the University and the profession, and securing external funding for research activities (ideally with current research funding) are also required.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

A successful candidate will work closely with the CAAAM and AMMPI associated faculty and researchers in multidisciplinary areas complementary to advanced rechargeable batteries, materials, and characterization.

Screening of applications will continue until the search is closed.

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Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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