Tenure-track position (open rank) in optical materials science
AMSEC will be searching for three new tenure-track positions over the next two years, beginning in 2007 with a position in optical materials. 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. Bellingham is also the home of SPIE, The International Society for Optical Engineering. Located within walking distance from the university, SPIE offers excellent opportunities for collaboration.
OFFICIAL POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:
One full-time, tenure-track position (open rank), beginning September
2008. The Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center (AMSEC) of Western Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (open rank) in the general field of optical materials science, including solar energy conversion materials, optical devices, or photonic materials, starting September 2008.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in a materials-related field by the time of appointment.
Candidates actively engaged in research with a strong publication record (commensurate with experience) and either industrial or post-doctoral research experience.
Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment with a diverse student body and staff.
Responsibilities: A successful applicant’s responsibilities include establishing a vigorous, externally-funded research program involving undergraduate students, and to teach courses in a science discipline as well as in materials science.
AMSEC: The AMSEC position will span two departments, depending upon the candidate’s specialty discipline, with a 2/3 appointment in the primary discipline, and 1/3 appointment in a secondary discipline. AMSEC is a new $1.2 million interdisciplinary research and education center, which includes faculty from Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Technology, and Geology.
University: WWU is a public university of roughly 12,000 students. Master’s degrees are offered in biology, chemistry and geology. 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, 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 (1) a detailed cover letter describing their background; 2) a statement of research plans; (3) a full CV including the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. (Do not send recommendation letters; they will be requested only for semifinalists.) Review of applications begins on February 10th, 2008, and continues until the position is filled.
Address inquiries and send materials to:
Brad Johnson, Chair
Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9164
Voice: (360) 650-3659
Fax: (360) 650-6505
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.