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Job no: 500573
Work type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Engineering/Computer Science

Classification Title:



Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering



Administrative Title:



No Administrative Function



Job Description:



The Materials Science and Engineering Department (MSE) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking a 9-month, tenure-track assistant professor to focus primarily on undergraduate teaching and research methodology and to teach introductory materials courses and materials laboratory sections. The selected applicant will be expected to teach in the Materials Science and Engineering Department as well as demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and research methodology. This position is expected to start in Spring 2022.



The MSE Department has 20 tenured/tenure-track faculty members (with NSF CAREER, ONR YIP), 25 affiliated faculty, and over 150 undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Collaboration with researchers in academic departments, schools, and centers at UCF, including the Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center (AMPAC), the NanoScience Technology Center (NSTC), the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL), the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), the College of Medicine, and the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences is encouraged and supported. Numerous opportunities for collaboration are available with external organizations and research centers located within a few miles of the UCF campus, including Siemens Energy, Lockheed Martin, and several hospitals in the Lake Nona Medical City, including UCF’s College of Medicine.



UCF is a leading metropolitan university designated at the highest level of research activity, with a diverse student body of over 71,000 students. UCF has also been recently designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Department of Education. Located in Orlando, UCF is at the center of the Florida High Tech Corridor. The corridor has an excellent industrial base that includes software, defense, space, simulation and training, and a world-renowned entertainment and hospitality industry.



Department:



AA-College of Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Materials Science and Engineering



Type of Appointment:



Regular



Advertised Annual Salary:



Negotiable



Minimum Qualifications:



A Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or a related discipline from an accredited institution at the time of appointment.



Additional Minimum Requirements:



Preferred Qualifications:



Creative teaching methodologies and strong commitment to teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students is preferred. Experience in virtualization of materials laboratory, online teaching, undergraduate and graduate level courses, and advance functional materials research is desired.



Special Instructions to Applicants:



Additional Application Materials Required:



UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/. In addition to the application, interested candidates must also submit a signed cover letter, a detailed CV, a 2-3 page statement of teaching philosophy, a 1-2 page statement of research, and a list of three (3) professional references with addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.



NOTE: Please have all application documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.



For questions regarding this position, please contact Jodi Elder at [email protected], or Dr. Linan An at [email protected]



Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:



As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.



The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.



Advertised: June 11, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: August 12, 2021 11:55PM Eastern Daylight Time


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University of Central Florida

Posted: July 11, 2021
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