Job Summary/Basic Function:
The University of North Texas (UNT) seeks nominations or applications for the Chair of the Materials Science and Engineering (MTSE) Department within its College of Engineering. The Department is committed to advancing UNT’s Tier 1 (R1) status, strengthening our ABET accredited undergraduate program, and educating graduate materials scientists and engineers through innovative teaching and cutting-edge research. The MTSE department has 18 full time faculty members, including 2 NAE members, approximately 110 undergraduates, and 85 graduate students. UNT’s Materials Research Facility houses an impressive suite of characterization and processing instrumentation (https://mrf.research.unt.edu/) and is an integral component of the department’s core capability. Applicants are sought at the Professor level. Salary, benefits, and a teaching load typical for a major research university can be expected. Screening of nominations and applications will begin on December 1, 2019, and will continue until the search is closed
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
Nominees or applicants must have: an earned doctorate relevant to a program in materials science and engineering; academic achievements commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor within MTSE; a strong track record of sustained excellence in research including extramural funding; prior academic experience in a US institution; and a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
Preferred Qualifications:Preferred qualifications include:
- Experience in developing and sustaining internal and external partnerships in education and research.
- Commitment to shared governance.
- Ability to work effectively with the Dean to advance the department.
- Knowledge of ABET accreditation standards and procedures.