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Professor (all ranks) in Batteries and Advanced Energy Materials
Arizona State University

Date Posted Nov. 10, 2021
Title Professor (all ranks) in Batteries and Advanced Energy Materials
University Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2022
  • Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Energy Technology
    Polymer Science
    Mechanical Engineering

Arizona State University
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Professor (all ranks) in Batteries and Advanced Energy Materials
Location:Arizona State University - Tempe Campus

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE) at Arizona State University (ASU) and the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE) is hiring faculty to support a broad initiative in energy materials. In conjunction with that initiative, we seek applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position around electrochemical energy storage and advanced battery materials and engineering. We seek applicants who complement our abilities in these areas to solve grand challenges as part of a community of experts. Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Scaling and manufacturing technologies for battery materials and devices
Polymer science focused on electrochemical energy applications
Advanced characterization methods, especially in operando
Computational modeling focused on electrochemical systems
Next generation battery systems, including multivalent chemistries, solid state batteries, and Li metal batteries

We seek applicants who will contribute to our academic programs, promote transdisciplinary teaching and research, and help the University to achieve its aspirations, including enabling student success, transforming society, valuing entrepreneurship and conducting use-inspired research. Faculty members in the Fulton Schools are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, adopt effective pedagogical practices in the development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses, advise both undergraduate and graduate student research and projects, and undertake service activities.

This search is part of ASU's engagement with the Arizona's New Economy Initiative (NEI), a bold effort to ensure that Arizona leads the new economy that will rely on engineering, computing and technology to drive sustainable growth, resilience and opportunities for all. NEI investments in the Fulton Schools of Engineering will grow our world class faculty to accelerate research outcomes and to broaden student access to our programs; will establish Science and Technology Centers to foster the growth of new economy Industries; and will expand experiential learning and workforce training opportunities.

Appointment will be at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank commensurate with the candidate's experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2022. Although the tenure home may be in any of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy is currently the most involved in the interest of this research.

Required qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent in Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline by the time of appointment
Evidence of excellence in research, as appropriate to the candidate's rank
Evidence of excellence in teaching, as appropriate to the candidate's rank

Desired qualifications:
Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to research and teaching
A record of impactful publication
A commitment to mentoring students and delivering courses in multiple technology-enhanced formats
A commitment to curriculum development and innovative pedagogy

Application Instructions
Application deadline is December 23, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit and select "apply now" next to the corresponding position. Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:

Cover letter
Curriculum Vitae
Statement describing research interests (two pages maximum)
Statement describing teaching interests and philosophy (two pages maximum)
Statement describing commitment and approaches to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging*
Contact information for at least three references

*The ASU Charter states, "ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves." The Fulton Schools of Engineering are dedicated to continuous innovation, student success, faculty excellence, and cultivation of an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive and promotes belonging. The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter. All individuals who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community are encouraged to apply.

For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Candace Chan via email at

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements - Under the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, ASU expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required by December 8, 2021. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion's webpage.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See

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