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(Open Rank) Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

MFD-Chemical Engineering- Chair Faculty Los Angeles, California

The faculty of the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at any level in the area of materials science and engineering. The successful candidate is expected to develop a world-class research program within a stimulating interdisciplinary environment and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate's research work. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from women, underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Both experimental and computational candidates are welcome to apply.  Research area focus should be either experimental materials science with emphasis on synthesis and characterization of emerging quantum materials with novel functionalities or computational materials science and engineering with emphasis on large-scale reactive and quantum dynamics simulations.  An ideal candidate would work well in teams with other scientists and engineers at Viterbi School of Engineering to achieve breakthrough results relevant to new technologies in the areas of synthesis and characterizing new and novel quantum materials.

The position is available starting August 16, 2020. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D., or equivalent degree in materials science and engineering or a related field, by the beginning of the appointment. Applications should include:

  • a cover letter;
  • a curriculum vitae detailing educational background, research accomplishments, and work experience;
  • a research plan;
  • a teaching and service plan;
  • names of at least four professional references.
  • Applicants are encouraged to include a succinct statement on fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion.

In order to receive full consideration, all materials should be received by December 7, 2019, but earlier application is encouraged. 

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. The Viterbi School of Engineering at USC is committed to enabling the success of dual career families and fosters a family-friendly environment.

REQ20080614 Posted Date: 09/17/2019 - Thru date - 2019-12-07
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