Assistant Professor of Engineering, Fiber & Polymer Science

University of Georgia in Georgia

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted January 15, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

POSITION: Assistant Professor, College of Engineering and the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences (9-month, tenure-track appointment). Anticipated start date is August 2014.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Research and Outreach: developing a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program that builds on the strengths and expertise of current faculty in engineering and polymer science; interdisciplinary collaborative research activity across the University of Georgia colleagues; mentor undergraduate and graduate students; participate in professional organizations. Technical areas of interests include but are not limited to development of advanced functional fibrous materials and textiles for biomedical applications, biotechnology, bioengineering, and sustainable materials and energy. Teaching: this candidate would be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in polymer, fiber, and textile science and engineering. We are particularly interested in developing new courses that bridge the gap between polymer, fiber, and textile science with bioengineering.
QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must have a Ph.D. in fiber or polymer science, materials science, bioengineering, or a closely related scientific area.

Engineering at the University of Georgia: The College of Engineering, formed on July 1, 2012, has been created to build an academic environment that fosters engineering education in a liberal arts environment and research in areas inspired to solve real-world problems. While engineering is a UGA tradition dating back to the 1850’s, in the modern era, UGA engineering has been formed to focus on opportunities for learning, research and outreach at the confluence of disciplines. The College offers eight undergraduate and seven graduate engineering degree programs in all engineering fields. Additional information is available at http://www.engr.uga.edu/.
The Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors is a unit of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at The University of Georgia. The department has 15 faculty, 250 undergraduates majoring in Fashion Merchandising or Furnishings and Interiors, and 15 graduate students. The graduate programs lead to a Master of Science in Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors and a Ph.D. in Polymer, Fibers, and Textile Sciences and Ph.D. emphasis in International Merchandising. More information about the Department and College can be found at http://www.fcs.uga.edu.

The University of Georgia, located in Athens, is a Research I, land-grant/sea-grant institution in the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in the state. The campus and community of Athens offer many cultural and recreational opportunities. UGA has approximately 35,000 undergraduate students and has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 25 public institutions of higher education in the United States. The Athens campus is approximately 75 miles northeast of Atlanta, 60 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains and 195 miles from the coast. Athens fosters a rich cultural environment interconnected with the university and is perennially identified as one of America’s most livable cities. Visit the University’s website at http://www.uga.edu for additional information.
PROCEDURE: The application packet should include: (1) a cover letter of interest that addresses how credentials and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statements of research and teaching plans (no more than 8 pages) and (4) arrange to send at least three letters of recommendation submitted in pdf format. Please send documents to Diane Kesler (dkesler@fcs.uga.edu) and indicate the position number that you are applying for within the letter and email subject area.
Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Georgia is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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