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Associate Chair and Professor of Practice-Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Lehigh University

Date Posted May 27, 2020
Title Associate Chair and Professor of Practice-Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA, United States
Department Materials Science and Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Material/Metallurgy
    Engineering - Other

Applications are invited for a full-time, non-tenure track administrative/teaching faculty position (Associate Chair and Professor of Practice) in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Lehigh University ( As Associate Chair, the Professor of Practice will support the work and role of the department chair as it pertains to teaching, recruiting, and advising. In addition, the Associate Chair supports the MSE Department in ABET and Middle States accreditation efforts and coordination of the undergraduate curriculum. The Professor of Practice will also teach core and elective courses in the MSE Department. The anticipated start date is no later than August 2020; an earlier start date may be possible. The initial appointment will be two or three years depending upon experience.

The MSE Department welcomes applications from individuals with both academic as well as industrial backgrounds. Candidates must hold a graduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering or a closely related field. Successful applicants will have the background and skills to support teaching and recruitment needs in the MSE program, in addition to supporting student design teams in the interdisciplinary capstone design program. The successful candidate is expected to be a dynamic educator and administrator with a commitment to advancing the future of the MSE Department. Questions concerning this search may be sent to Prof. John DuPont at

The MSE faculty maintain outstanding international reputations in a variety of research areas, including metallurgy, ceramics, polymers, biomaterials, and electronic materials. The Department currently has 15 tenured or tenure-track faculty members and one Professor of Practice. The department offers B.S., M.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering.

Lehigh University is in Bethlehem, PA, in the rapidly growing Lehigh Valley metropolitan area. The Lehigh Valley, with a population over 800,000, is located approximately one hour north of Philadelphia and 1.5 hours west of New York City. The University has a current enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students, and is planning to increase these enrollments in the next few years. Lehigh is investing substantially in new innovative research and academic programs to enhance its intellectual footprint. These investments, based on faculty-driven initiatives, will advance the University’s commitment to research and to enhance student experiences.

Applications can be submitted online at, and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including experience, philosophy, and plans), and contact information for at least three references. In addition, a statement describing the candidate’s commitment to promoting diversity in research and education is requested that includes any experience and future plans for promoting diversity. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community.

    Lehigh University is a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award for promoting the careers of women in academic science and engineering. Read more about
    Lehigh’s ADVANCE Center for Women STEM Faculty at:

    Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at:

    Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at:

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  • Professor John DuPont
    Materials Science and Engineering
    Lehigh University


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