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Assistant Professor - Materials Science and Engineering
University of Houston

Date Posted Nov. 15, 2023
Title Assistant Professor - Materials Science and Engineering
University University of Houston
Houston, TX, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline May 2024
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston (UH) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position beginning in Fall 2024. Junior candidates who are emerging leaders will be considered for junior fellowships such as the Bill Cook Endowment and the David Zimmerman Endowment.

Topics of interest include the broad area of materials science and engineering. Electronic and photonic materials, materials for extreme environments, materials for healthcare and biomedical applications, additive manufacturing, soft matter, metamaterials, and multifunctional materials are particular areas of emphasis, although all contemporary topics in materials science and engineering are of interest. Successful candidates must hold an earned doctorate in an appropriately related field by the time their appointment begins. They are expected to establish a dynamic and internationally recognized research program and to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Furthermore, they must have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding independent research and show promise for excellent teaching, mentoring, and entrepreneurship. The department is home to 30 full-time faculty, ~90 doctoral students, ~150 master students, and ~1,000 undergraduate students. Information about the department is available at

To apply, please visit and submit (1) a letter of application (cover letter), (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on philosophy and proposed plans for teaching, (4) a statement on proposed plans for research, and (5) five references including name and contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions concerning the positions, please contact Dr. Jae-Hyun Ryou at 

The University of Houston, one of the most ethnically diverse major research university in the United States, is a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. Students come to UH from more than 137 nations. The UH is Texas’ premier public metropolitan research and teaching institution with over 40,000 students located on a park-like campus proximal to downtown Houston, the fourth-largest city in the nation. In addition to being the energy capital of the world, Houston is home to the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, and to NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and has a broad industrial base in energy, aeronautics, and technology. Thus, the environment is rich in potential for numerous collaborative opportunities. Houston also supports a full spectrum of cultural organizations as well as sports and year-around outdoor activities.

As a part of a major drive for excellence, including the designation of UH as a Tier 1 university, the Cullen College of Engineering has a strong commitment to advance both the quantity and quality of the engineering research programs. UH is also a recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. 

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

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