Professor - Materials Synthesis and Engineering

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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 11/12/2017

University of Chicago Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
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The Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) is a unique interdisciplinary institute launched by the University of Chicago in 2011 with the aim of translating molecular-level science into technological solutions with potential societal impact in health care, energy, environmental sustainability and information technology. An independent unit within the university, IME is also affiliated with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and joint appointment is encouraged when appropriate.

IME invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenured faculty position at the rank of Professor in the area of experimental materials synthesis and integration. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, materials and systems for new computing approaches, quantum materials, sensing, energy conversion, additive materials and additive manufacturing, engineered low-dimensional materials with novel properties, and biologically inspired materials. The candidate will be expected to establish a strong independent research program and be interested in a multidisciplinary, system level approach to materials science and engineering. The IME also has close ties with Argonne National Laboratory (several faculty members have joint appointments) and the position will enable close interaction with Argonne scientists. While we will consider exceptional candidates from all fields of materials science, we seek in particular expertise in inorganic materials based approaches to the areas noted above. All candidates must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field of study and have an outstanding research record. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a strong research program and to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

To apply, please visit the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, The review of the applications will start on October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are required to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests. In addition, candidates are requested to provide the names and contact information for three references, who will be contacted separately for letters of recommendation. To be considered for a position at the rank of Professor, please apply to Requisition #03112.

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