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Tenured or Tenure Track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

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Position Information

Position Title Tenured or Tenure Track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor
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 the College of Science. The department has about 130 graduate students enrolled, with 85% pursuing Ph.D.s. There are currently 15 full-time faculty in the department, including two National Academy of Engineering (NAE) members, and 48 joint/affiliated faculty across the College of Science and College of Engineering. The target for the next three years is to increase the number of full-time faculty to more than 20. Currently, the department is a graduate only department with plans to start an undergraduate program in the next two years. The current faculty research focus areas of the department are: 1) computational materials design and discovery; 2) materials for extreme environments; 3) multifunctional materials; 4) polymers and composites; 5) corrosion science and engineering; and 6) advanced structural materials. 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 a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the assistant, associate, or full professor level with expertise in the mechanical behavior of advanced structural materials, including hard and soft materials and composites. The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to interface with growing interests and capabilities at the University in mechanical phenomena at very small scales (micro- and nano-) and how they control deformation and failure. Relevant expertise includes new mechanical testing methods, including those used at small scales, and/or advanced microstructural characterization techniques for examining deformation microstructures. The successful applicant will be required to teach, advise and mentor graduate students; develop an independent, externally funded research program; participate in all aspects of the department’s activities, and serve the profession. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicants should consult the department’s website to review our academic and research programs ( Highly qualified candidates in other areas of materials science and engineering will also be considered, especially if their research interests cut across multiple disciplines.

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

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in materials science engineering or a closely related engineering or science discipline.

Preferred Education and Experience
Other Requirements

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and a list of four (can be between 3 – 5) 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 either in spring or fall 2017.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FVN0882014
Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

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