Tenure-track position in the field of materials science
AMSEC is currently searching for a new tenure-track position in the field of materials science. We offer competitive start-up packages and the opportunity to become part of an exciting new interdisciplinary program at one of the premier public comprehensive universities in the nation. Each position will be a joint appointment bridging two departments according to the specialty of the candidate (chosen from Chemistry, Engineering Technology, Physics, or Geology).
Western Washington University is located in Bellingham, WA, situated midway between Seattle and Vancouver, BC. Bellingham is routinely ranked among the best places to live in the US, with an exceptional variety of outdoor activities and convenient access to nearby major metropolitan venues. The campus, shown on the hill in this photo, overlooks Bellingham Bay, with sweeping views of the Canadian Rockies and San Juan Islands.
OFFICIAL POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:
One full-time, tenure-track position, assistant professor level, beginning September
2010. The Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center (AMSEC) of Western Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the field of materials science, broadly defined. Qualified candidates in all subfields of materials science will be considered, with preference given to individuals whose research and teaching interests are in the areas of inorganic materials chemistry, energy-related materials, polymers/composites, or mineral physics. Applicants should anticipate completion of or have been awarded the PhD by time of appointment.
- Anticipate Ph.D. degree in a related field by time of appointment.
- Strong record of or potential for effective teaching
- Candidates should have potential for developing a vigorous research program involving WWU students.
- Preferred subdisciplines: inorganic materials chemistry, energy-related materials, polymers/composites, or mineral physics.
- Candidates should have either post-doctoral or equivalent industrial experience.
- Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment with a diverse student body and staff.
Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program involving undergraduate students, and to teach courses in a science discipline as well as in materials science.
AMSEC:This interdisciplinary position will include appointments in two departments (Chemistry, Physics, Engineering Technology, or Geology), to be determined based upon the candidate’s specialty discipline. AMSEC is a new $1.2 million program with a mission to promote interdisciplinary research, educate undergraduate students, and enhance regional industry competitiveness and innovation.
University:WWU is a primarily undergraduate public university of roughly 12,000 students with Master’s Degrees offered in select departments. We are centrally located with respect to major research universities such as the University of Washington, University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University.
Location:The campus overlooks Bellingham Bay and the City of Bellingham. Seattle is 90 miles to the south and Vancouver, British Columbia is 50 miles to the north. The North Cascade Mountains are to the east, and the San Juan Islands are to the west, offering a wealth of recreation opportunities.
Application: Applicants should submit their complete application online at www.wwu.edu/jobs. Applications should include a cover letter addressing how the candidate meets the required and preferred qualifications; full CV; statement of research plans; and statement of teaching philosophy. In addition applicants should arrange to have 3 professional letters of recommendation sent to the contact person below. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2010 and continues until the position is filled.
Address inquiries and send letters of recommendation to:
Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9065
Voice: (360) 650-6522
WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. For disability accommodation, call Human Resources at 360-650-6106 or 360-650-7696 (TTY). All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service before beginning work at WWU.