Tenure-track position in the field of polymers and composites
AMSEC is currently searching for a new tenure-track position in the field polymers and composites. 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
2009. 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 general field of polymers and composites, including polymer synthesis, conducting and semiconducting polymers, composites, polymer blends, advanced processing techniques, or theory/modeling.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in a materials-related field by the time of appointment.
- Experience in the general field of polymers and composites, including polymer synthesis, conducting and semiconducting polymers, composites, polymer blends, advanced processing techniques, or theory/modeling.
- Candidates should be actively engaged in research with a strong publication record and should have either industrial or post-doctoral research experience.
- Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment with a diverse student body and staff.
- Research interest of an applied nature or proven potential for collaborations with industry.
Responsibilities: A 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:These interdisciplinary positions will include appointments in two departments, to be determined based upon the candidate’s specialty discipline. AMSEC is a new $1.2 million research and education center with faculty from Chemistry, Physics, 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 a cover letter addressing how the candidate meets the required and preferred qualifications; full CV; statement of research plans; statement of teaching philosophy; and arrange to have 3 professional references sent to the contact person below. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2008 and continues until the position is filled.
Address inquiries and send materials to:
Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9079
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.