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Faculty Position in Organic and Soft Electronic Materials

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The Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science in the College of Engineering at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-system faculty position in the area of organic and soft electronics with a preferred start date of August 16, 2018. Candidates must have an earned PhD in Chemical Engineering, Material Science Engineering or a related field, with expertise in areas such as organic, polymer, nanostructured, and layered (2D) semiconductors with particular emphasis on synthesis, processing, and energy related applications. Candidates will be considered at the assistant, associate, and full professor levels. 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 successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the ability to build a world-class, interdisciplinary, externally-funded research program complementing or extending the existing strengths of the department, while enhancing strategic areas for future growth. The successful candidate must also be capable of teaching chemical engineering or materials science courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. MSU has a long established research thrust in energy, sustainability, and nanotechnology supported by numerous established faculty with strengths in semiconductor materials, solar energy, and thermoelectrics. MSU also has in place an extensive infrastructure for the fabrication and characterization of semiconductor materials in the Composite Materials and Structures Center, the Keck Microfabrication Facility, the Rogers NMR Facility, and the Center for Advanced Microscopy.

About East Lansing

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 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. Visit www.miwin.msu.edu/ for dual career information and www.egr.msu.edu/WE for WorkLife at MSU.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should submit an application for this position through: http://careers.msu.edu/ and refer to position #467776. 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 November 15, 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 Professor Richard Lunt through email at rlunt@msu.edu.

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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