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Faculty Position in Computational Material Science

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The Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE) and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CHEMS), at Michigan State University invite applications for a tenure-system position in the broad area of Computational Materials Science with a majority appointment in CMSE.  Candidates must have an earned PhD in Mathematics, Physics, Material Science, or related field, with expertise in computing and algorithm development for materials modeling.  The position will be filled at assistant, associate or full professor level depending on the qualifications and record of the successful candidate.  The candidate is expected to establish a sustainable research program, make significant scholarly contributions to their discipline, be an effective teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in institutional and professional service.

The CMSE and CHEMS departments are looking to fill a method development position (joint appointment in both departments) in computational material science. While exceptional candidates from all areas of computational material science will be considered, particular attention will be given to candidates with expertise in developing robust multiscale algorithms to bridge time and length scales with a goal of obtaining functional properties of complex materials. Examples of algorithms include those to scale from quantum to continuum, track microstructure evolution, include defects, interfaces and boundaries.

Michigan State University is making a bold new effort by launching the CMSE department, recognizing that computational and data science is a fundamental area of research in the 21st century. The department seeks to create an interdisciplinary environment that fosters a new breed of algorithmists who will address emergent problems in science and engineering, setting the stage for computation to be on the same footing as experiment and theory in its role in scientific discovery.

MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is adjacent to the city of East Lansing and the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 470,000.  Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. Michigan State University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/. Information about WorkLife at MSU and the College of Engineering can be found at http://www.egr.msu.edu/WE.

Interested individuals should submit an application for this position through: http://jobs.msu.edu/ and refer to position #4450.  Applicants must submit a detailed resume, a cover letter summarizing their qualifications, vision statements for teaching and research, and the names and contact information for at least three references. For full consideration, applications should be received before January 11, 2017.  Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until the position is filled. Nominations or questions are welcome by contacting the search committee chair through email at murillom@msu.edu.  The position is available on August 16, 2017.

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. A member of the Association of American Universities, MSU is a research-intensive institution with 17 degree-granting colleges.MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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