Lehigh University, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Position ID:Lehigh-Department of Materials Science & Engineering-AATP [#26835]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor and Associate Chair of Materials Science and Engineering at Lehigh University
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Material Science and Engineering / Materials Science
Appl Deadline:2024/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/12/11, listed until 2024/08/31)
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Applications are invited for a full-time, non-tenure track administrative/teaching faculty position (Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor and Associate Chair) in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Lehigh University (https://materials.lehigh.edu/). As Associate Chair, the successful candidate will support the work and role of the Department Chair as it pertains to undergraduate teaching, recruiting, and advising. In addition, the Associate Chair undertakes a leadership role in ABET accreditation efforts and coordination of the undergraduate curriculum. The successful candidate will also teach core and elective courses in the MSE Department. The anticipated start date is no later than August 2024; an earlier start date may be possible. 

Candidates must hold a PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering or a closely related field by the date of hire. Successful applicants will have demonstrated experience (i.e., 1-3 years minimum) in teaching and/or administration to meet the teaching, recruiting and administrative needs in the MSE program, in addition to supporting student design teams in the interdisciplinary capstone design program. Prior teaching experience can include teaching fellowships, teaching assistant (TA) work, tutoring and project supervision, whereas administrative experience may include relevant academic committee, recruiting or professional organization work. The successful candidate is expected to be a dynamic educator and administrator with a commitment to advancing the future of the MSE Department. The successful candidate must also be committed to the enhancement of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment in which world-class faculty, staff, and students can thrive to their full potential. We particularly encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities. 

The MSE Faculty maintain outstanding international reputations in a variety of research areas, including metallurgy, ceramics, polymers, biomaterials, and electronic materials. The Department currently has 17 tenured or tenure-track faculty members and one Professor of Practice. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering. More detail is available at https://materials.lehigh.edu/

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. 

For full consideration, applications should be received by January 31st, 2024. All applications must be submitted online, and should include 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement (not exceeding 2 pages) that describes instructional philosophy and courses that the candidate would want to teach or develop, 4) a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement (not exceeding 2 pages) that describes prior DEI experience and the candidate's vision for enhancing community and culture at Lehigh (the Lehigh ADVANCE Center's guide for understanding and preparing such statements is posted here), and 5) the names and contact information of at least three references. Questions concerning this search may be sent to Prof. Chris Kiely at chk5@lehigh.edu. 

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://provost.lehigh.edu/resources/worklife-balance. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at https://provost.lehigh.edu/resources/faculty-dual-career-assistance-program/dual-career-guidelines

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