Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

Iowa State University in Iowa

Deadline October 24, 2014
Date Posted August 19, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering ( at Iowa State University (ISU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the technical areas contributory to experimental research efforts in Metals and Alloys.  Exceptional senior candidates in the specified areas may be considered for a tenured rank and/or endowed research chair/professorship positions.

This position will be expected to develop a vibrant research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in physical or process metallurgy, and engage in professional and institutional service and leadership.  The candidate will have opportunities to engage in significant interdisciplinary collaborations on the Iowa State  University campus, including those with the Ames Laboratory (, a DOE National Laboratory; the Critical Materials Institute (; the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (; the Microelectronics Research Center; and Institute for Combinatorial Discovery.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering has 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, two of whom are National Academy of Engineering members, 240 undergraduate students, and 75 graduate students.   Sponsored research expenditures of the department are over $13M per year.   

All faculty members are expected to interact collegially and maintain the highest standard of integrity and ethics.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer with externally funded programs to broaden the participation of women and underrepresented minorities and enhance the success of all faculty in STEM fields.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in metallurgy, materials science and engineering or a related engineering discipline, with research in metallic materials.  In addition to the qualifications above, candidates for the ranks of Associate or Full Professor will have demonstrated research accomplishments and the potential for continuing excellence in both research and teaching commensurate with the level of rank granted. 

Preferred qualifications include a B.S. or M.S. in metallurgy or materials science and engineering; expertise in physical metallurgy; significant industrial collaborations and/or experience in a related area; and industrial experience in alloys and metals.  Additionally, experience in university-level teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; in supervising research of graduate and undergraduate students; and in writing, submitting, and administration of research proposals is preferred.

All applications must be submitted electronically for vacancy # 140694 through the website. Complete applications will include:

(1)  A cover letter, not to exceed two pages

(2)  A curriculum vitae/resume

(3)  A concise statement of research interests as a well a vision for future research not to exceed three pages total

(4)  A one-page statement of teaching interests

(5)  Contact information for at least three references, including name, address, e-mail address, and phone number

(6)  A minimum of one, but not more than three, representative refereed conference or journal publication(s) submitted in "other document(s)" sections of the website as a pdf file.  If your conference or journal publication is larger than 5 MB, please e-mail it directly to


To ensure consideration, please apply by October 24, 2014.  We expect the successful candidate to be in place by August 16, 2015.  If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Scott Chumbley at or 515-294-7903.  Please direct questions regarding the application process to or to 1-877-477-7485 (toll-free).


Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,  genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated  against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612, email


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