The University of Louisville invites applications for the Faculty Director of our NSF NNCI Micro Nano Technology Center (MNTC). The Faculty Director is expected to lead our nationally-recognized MNTC core facility, perform cutting-edge research, create a high-profile research center that leverages the expertise of the faculty and facilities, and educate students from the undergraduate to graduate level. The Faculty Director will also serve as associate director of our NSF KY Multiscale NNCI site (www.kymultiscale.net) with the expectation to lead the University's proposal for renewal in 2025.
The UofL MNTC is part of the prestigious 16-site National Science Foundation NNCI national nanotechnology network (National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure). The MNTC consists of a state-of-the-art $30M 10,000 sq ft cleanroom for the fabrication of micro/nano-scaled devices and materials, as well as a very competitive complementary Imaging and Characterization core facility.
The successful candidate is expected to have experience directing a micro/nano core facility and a productive research program which leverages these critical university investments. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will enter at the Full or Associate Professor level. Candidates are expected to have outstanding academic credentials; a demonstrated commitment to research excellence in the field of nanotechnology, microtechnology, MEMS, electronics or other closely related disciplines; excellent teaching, communication and team skills; the proper experience to serve as the faculty director of our $30M MNTC core facility, and the interest and vision to lead the creation of a university research center which leverages the MNTC.
An earned doctorate in engineering or a closely related field is required. Although it is anticipated that Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) will be the primary home department for the successful applicant, this position encourages crossing traditional academic boundaries to engage interested faculty from other engineering departments at the Speed School of Engineering, as well as related units in Arts & Science and the Medical School. The ECE Department provides instruction at the bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. levels, with areas of specialty including robotics, nanotechnology, MEMS, electronics, electro-optics, computer vision and image processing, medical imaging, communication systems, intelligent control, and computational intelligence.
As a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award to increase the advancement of women faculty in STEM, UofL provides a range of networking, mentoring and development opportunities for under-represented faculty. In addition, the university offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits.
The University of Louisville is a state-supported metropolitan research university located in Kentucky's largest urban area, and an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The city of Louisville has world-class performing arts, great sports, nationally acclaimed parks and is home to the Kentucky Derby. It was named one of the Top 20 Places to Visit in the U.S. by TripAdvisor in 2019, Top 10 U.S. Cities with the Happiest Workers by Kununu.com in 2019, Best Cities for College Grads by Smart Asset in 2019, a Top City for Millennials by CNBC in 2018, and a Top City for women in technology by SmartAsset in 2018.
All application materials should be collected into a single document for upload. The application materials should include a curriculum vitae, an application letter detailing your experience and qualifications for the position, your vision and credentials for leading a research center, separate statements of your research and teaching philosophy, a brief description of your approach to creating an inclusive environment for students from different backgrounds, and the names of at least three references with full contact information. For full consideration, applications should be received by April 1, 2022. Additional information concerning the department and position is available at http://louisville.edu/speed/electrical.