Lehigh University, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Position ID:Lehigh-Department of Materials Science & Engineering-APMSE [#22767]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Data Mining & Machine Learning
Engineering / Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Data Analytics, Materials Processing, Materials Science, Polymers
Condensed Matter Physics / Computational Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, Theoretical Condensed Matter
Material Science and Engineering / Additive Manufacturing, multifunctional applications, Computational, electronic/optical/magnetic, energy, structural, biomedical, Energy science, Engineering, Manufacturing, Materials by design, materials for renewable energy, energy storage, catalysis, desalination, water reuse applications, Mechanical Engineering, Soft Materials by Design, Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Physics, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Data Analytics, Materials Processing, Materials Science, Polymers
Data Science / Data Science and Information, High Performance data Analytics, Machine Learning (more...)
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/09/13, finished 2023/07/08)
Position Description:   URMs  

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Materials Science and Engineering Department within the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor to begin August of 2023. Areas of interest include physical/mechanical metallurgy with expertise in electron microscopy and modeling/simulation. 

The successful candidate in metallurgy/electron microscopy will have a strong background in phase transformations, microstructural evolution, and structure-property relations of metallic systems, and is expected to have expertise in electron microscopy and become an extensive user of Lehigh’s electron microscopy facilities. Lehigh maintains one of the most comprehensive electron microscopy facilities in the U.S., with a suite of nine scanning, transmission and scanning/transmission instruments. The facility also houses the world's highest resolution analytical electron microscope that is custom designed for nanoscale analysis and atomic resolution imaging. More information on the materials characterization facility can be found at: https://ifmd.lehigh.edu/facilities. The successful candidate in modeling and simulation position will be a computational materials scientist/theorist whose research will complement existing departmental expertise. The areas of specific interest include, but are not limited to, the following: first-principles calculations of materials structure and properties, atomistic computer simulation of metallic, ceramic, polymeric, and/or electronic materials, mesoscale simulation of grain growth or defect dynamics and the application of materials informatics (AI applied to machine learning) to the discovery and development of novel materials. It is expected that the successful candidate will have a strong background in, for example, computational chemistry or materials physics and be eager to work with both theorists and experimentalists in allied departments. 

 Highly qualified candidates in other research areas may also be considered. Applicants are required to have a doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering or a directly related field by the date of hire, and the ability and interest to teach core MS&E courses. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong research program, contribute to our educational mission, complement our existing strengths, and collaborate effectively with colleagues. The successful candidate must also be committed to the enhancement of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) environment in which world-class faculty, staff, and students can thrive to their full potential. We particularly encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities. 

 Lehigh’s MS&E Department (https://engineering.lehigh.edu/matsci) maintains active research in the areas of ceramics, glasses, polymers, electronic materials, biomaterials, metals, modeling/simulation, and electron microscopy. The MS&E faculty includes fellows of professional societies and many NSF CAREER award winners. Opportunities also exist to collaborate with researchers from other departments within and outside the engineering college along with the three Interdisciplinary Research Institutes; namely the Institutes for Functional Materials and Devices, for Cyber Physical Infrastructure, and for Data, Intelligent Systems and Computation. (https://www1.lehigh.edu/research/research-centers-institutes). 

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University combines outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh has five colleges, including the new College of Health, and is investing substantially in new innovative research and academic programs to enhance its intellectual footprint. These investments, based on faculty-driven initiatives, will advance the University's commitment to scholarship and to the student experience. Lehigh has recently invested in a new Health, Science, and Technology (HST) building, increasing the university's capacity for interdisciplinary research related to health and biomedicine. 

The Rossin College consists of eight departments, twelve research-based M.S. and Ph.D. programs, ten professional master's programs, and twelve undergraduate programs. The college also has multiple cross-college honors programs with the College of Business and with the College of Arts and Sciences. The College faculty includes approximately 130 tenure-track and 20 teaching faculty members. The student body includes approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students. The College has broad-based research activities across numerous areas of scholarly excellence and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/ and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/dualcareer.html. Review of Applications: 

Review of Applications - Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. For full consideration, applications should be received online by October 31, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae (CV), 3) a Research Statement (not exceeding 3 pages) that describes past scholarly contributions and future research directions and possible funding sources, 4) a Teaching Statement (not exceeding 2 pages) that describes instructional philosophy and courses that the candidate would want to teach or develop, 5) a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Statement (not exceeding two pages) that describes prior DEI experience and the candidate's vision for enhancing community and culture at Lehigh, and 6) names and contact information of at least three references. Any inquiries regarding this search should be directed to Prof. John DuPont, Chair of the Search Committee at jnd1@lehigh.edu.

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