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Open Rank, Non-Tenure Track Faculty

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Position Information

Position Title Open Rank, Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Texas A&M Engineering

Texas A&M is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, with a population of more than 175,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 55,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures at Texas A&M total more than $820 million annually, ranking in the top tier of universities nationwide. With an endowment valued at more than $5 billion, the university ranks fourth among U.S. public universities and 10th overall. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance. For more information visit With over 400 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and more than 13,900 students, the Dwight Look College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked seventh in graduate studies and eighth in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven of the college’s 13 departments ranked in the Top 10. The Look College is also ranked 10th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The American Society for Engineering Education ranks the Look College second in research expendit

EEO Statement

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Department Overview

The Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Texas A&M is jointly administered by the College of Engineering and College of Science. This multidisciplinary department includes full time faculty and joint and affiliated faculty members from several disciplines, including aerospace engineering, biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering and physics. The new faculty member(s) will be integral contributors to the department’s strategic research direction and to its continued drive toward excellence in academia, research and service.

Job Summary

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for multiple non-tenure track faculty positions at the lecturer, instructional professor, professor of practice, and research professor levels with expertise in materials science & engineering or related field. Specifically targeted are candidates with industrial experience and interests in materials science & engineering.

The successful applicants will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, develop curriculum and implement new teaching methods related to distance education and outreach programs, participate in the department’s mission, and serve the profession. It is also expected that the candidate will supervise undergraduate and graduate research and collaborate with other faculty on externally funded research projects in the field. Research professors are expected to develop an independent, externally funded research program; supervise students in research, participate in all aspects of the department’s activities; and serve the profession. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicants will be evaluated based on current credentials and potential for impact in delivering real-world scenarios related to engineering education. Applicants should consult the department’s website to review our academic and research programs (

Job Location College Station
Department Materials Science & Engineering
Required Education and Experience

Applicants must have, at the minimum, an earned bachelor level degree for professor of practice level titles in materials science and engineering, physics, chemistry or in a related field. Candidates for other non-tenure track titles must have an advanced degree in a closely related engineering or science discipline. For the professor of practice titles, at least 10 years of experience in industry or government labs are desired, and multi-year appointments may be considered.

Preferred Education and Experience

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position at Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2016. Applications received after that date may be considered until positions are filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin fall 2016, or spring 2017.

Other Requirements

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FVN0802014
Open Date 08/01/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Teaching
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter 1
  2. Other Document
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Reference Letter 2
  5. Reference Letter 3