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Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor


Material Science and Engineer



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The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and the Center for Advanced Construction Materials (CACM) invites applications for two (2) tenure-track Assistant Professor position(s) for the Departments of Civil Engineering (CE) and Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) with a focus on “Next generation of durable, smart, resilient, and sustainable materials for the infrastructure.” Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or related fields. Applicants must show exceptional promise for high-quality research, teaching, professional development, and the ability to build extramurally funded research program in the strategic area of resilient and sustainable cementitious structural materials for the infrastructure. These positions shall focus in one or more of the following areas of interest (but not limited to): (a) experimental, analytical, computational, multiscale understanding and modeling of surface and interface phenomena in cementitious and other infrastructure materials; (b) design, characterization and implementation of multifunctional nanoengineered materials; © electrochemical and chemomechanical phenomena with focus on enhancing durability and sustainability of next generation structural materials; and (d) Decoupling Concrete Manufacturing and Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

CACM houses state of the art laboratories, equipped to carry out pioneering research relevant to materials design, fabrication, and characterization across length scales. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded UTA’s University Transportation Center for Durable and Resilient Transportation Infrastructure (DuRe-Transp) a $10 million grant to focus on promoting the development and integration of emerging materials, technologies and tools for reducing carbon emissions associated with the extraction and manufacture of construction materials and the construction and maintenance of infrastructure.
The tentative date of starting employment is January 2024. The appointment will be in any relevant department based on the candidates’ background. These positions are part of the search for faculty members in thematic areas aligned with the research thrusts of DOT’s UTA’s Strategic Plan 2022-2026 for Research, Development and Technology; and UTA’s Strategic Plan 2025. We seek applicants who will strongly promote interdisciplinary teaching and research within one of the strategic themes of Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impact, and Data-Driven Discovery. The key objective is to hire faculty members with outstanding qualifications, who share the University’s core values of high standards of excellence in teaching, innovative and collaborative research, and service.

Benefits at UTA:

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CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties include building and leading a team of Ph.D. researchers and post docs, developing externally funded research programs that yield top-tier publications, and developing research partnerships nationally and internationally. The successful candidate must have demonstrated expertise in research areas cited above and a record of research accomplishments including publications. This individual is expected to lead the university’s effort to establish a research cluster within the Center for Advanced Construction Materials

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in a engineering, science or related discipline appropriate to the research focus of the center. The candidate must also have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in independent research projects, collaborating on research partnerships, and working to mentor others in research efforts.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate would also have the following professional and personal characteristics:• Strong work ethic and willingness to contribute effectively to a research team;• Integrity in all aspects of personal, institutional and community involvement;• Strong communications skills, both oral and written

Department Information:

UTA’s MSE department has been at the forefront of emerging materials technology by designing and discovering new materials, enabling advanced understanding of challenging material problems, and offering innovative curricula in nanotechnology, computational materials science, and advanced functional materials science. MSE at UTA is the oldest, largest and most diversified program in North Texas, with excellent research programs and facilities. The MSE department is a university-wide, interdisciplinary, graduate program with ten core materials faculty and twenty affiliated faculty spanning from physics, chemistry, and engineering.

University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, applicants should go to:

The following materials must be submitted:· cover letter,· curriculum vitae,· transcripts,· statement of research and teaching interests,· contact information for at least five references,· course/teaching evaluations,· vision statement, and· publications.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Maria Konsta-Gdoutos (, Tier 1 University Transportation Center for DuRe-TranspAssociate Director of the Center for Advanced Construction MaterialsFor more information about UTA, please visit:

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