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Assistant Professor - Materials/Corrosion
University of Akron

Date Posted Nov. 8, 2018
Title Assistant Professor - Materials/Corrosion
University University of Akron
Akron, OH, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Professor – Materials/Corrosion
The University of Akron
Akron, OH

The Assistant Professor – Materials/Corrosion is expected to contribute to the core teaching, mentoring, and research missions of both departments. In particular, the successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally-funded research program, teach core courses and develop new specialized courses, work collaboratively with diverse populations, supervise graduate research and contribute to departmental, college and university services.

Required Qualifications:
The candidate should have a doctorate degree in one of the following disciplines: materials engineering, mechanical engineering, or corrosion engineering. Background in modeling and simulation of materials degradation would be desired. Rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Expertise in at least one (preferable more than one) of the following areas:

  • Mechanical behavior of materials: fatigue, fatigue corrosion, fracture mechanisms and fracture toughness, high temperature mechanical behavior and influence of composition/manufacturing on those properties, stress corrosion cracking.
  • Elevated temperature, environmentally assisted crack growth mechanical degradation of materials for metals and ceramics.
    Prior experience and a commitment to continue working with or teaching diverse groups and diverse students will be valued.

About UA:
Located in Akron, Ohio, The University of Akron (UA) is one of the largest employers in the region and offers an array of employment opportunities. Here you’ll find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the pulse of business, government and the community.

We’re committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff by including individuals from varied backgrounds and characteristics, including age, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, national origin, sexual orientation and socioeconomic background. We’re also committed to offering competitive salary and benefits packages to qualified candidates.

Application deadline: Screening of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research, a statement describing your past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions, and the names of at least three references to your profile.

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  • The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.

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