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Internal Number: 517441
214281 - Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering department is recruiting multiple tenured/tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Associate/Full Professor. The following areas of research expertise are to be emphasized in the search:
• Fusion based additive manufacturing
• Solid-state additive manufacturing
Appointments to the faculty of The University of Alabama are based on the personnel requirements of the University’s academic programs and on the goal of achieving and maintaining excellence in its teaching, research, and service/academic citizenship activities.
Detailed Position Information
The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at The University of Alabama invites applications for multiple tenured/tenure-track faculty positions across all domains relevant to metallurgical and materials science and engineering. Candidates with particular research interests and expertise in advanced manufacturing of metallic materials that involve pursuit of a fundamental understanding of the processing-structure-property-performance relations for a variety of material systems, including experimental, modeling and simulation, and theoretical approaches, are of particular interest for one or more of these open positions. Those applicants with a focus on either fusion-based or solid-state additive manufacturing or both are also strongly encouraged to apply.
Successful applicants should either complement and build upon existing strengths of the department or have the potential to open up entirely new avenues of research outside of the scope of the department’s current efforts (https://eng.ua.edu/departments/metallurgical-and-materials-engineering/). Candidates should describe in their research interests and plan section of their application materials how their area of research fits into context within the department, college, and university. To the extent that it may be appropriate, applicants should also consider the potential for interactions with the various University of Alabama Research Institutes (http://ovpred.ua.edu/research-institutes/). Candidates will be considered for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Candidates from under-represented groups in engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering research and educational efforts span a wide range of topics from solidification and casting of metals to advanced characterization of materials to development of novel functional materials including solar cells and batteries. More information about the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering can be found at http://mte.eng.ua.edu. The department’s research portfolio has continued to rapidly expanded over the last few years, along with an unprecedented growth in research funding, doctoral student enrollment, and research facility infrastructure. For example, recent experimental capability additions in the department include an atomization facility for the production of metallic powders (http://aaf.ua.edu), a brand new Gleeble 3500 instrument for thermomechanical testing of metallic materials, and a newly reinvigorated foundry for both research and education. The department prides itself in its highly interdisciplinary and collegial research atmosphere. Extensive collaboration opportunities exist within the department and across the College of Engineering and university as a whole.
Applicants must have an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in materials science and engineering, metallurgy, or another closely related field. Application packages must be submitted electronically and should consist of a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for at least four references.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed continuously until the positions are filled with an expected start date of August 2023.
Doctoral degree from an accredited institution in relevant fields (e.g. metallurgical engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, etc.) with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Applicants must have conducted prior research work and produced scholarly publications in refereed and other professional journals. Applicants must also meet all university criteria for appointment to the rank of associate or full professor.
• PhD in metallurgical engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, physics, or a closely related field from an accredited institution.
• Have a demonstrated record of high quality research and scholarly publications.
• Experience in the research proposal writing process.
• Demonstrated teaching experience at the university/college level.
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
• A strong record of both external grant funding and scholarship as demonstrated through refereed journal publications. Scholarship should be recognized at a national level.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application
All applications should include:
(1) Cover letter
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Description of prior research accomplishments (2 pages)
(4) Statement of future research program directions (3 pages)
(5) Statement of teaching philosophy, methods, and plans (3 pages)
(6) Statement describing candidate’s approach to and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education (1 page)
(7) Contact information of three professional references. We will request the reference letters at a suitable time later in the search.
Further questions or inquiries should be sent to: Professor Luke Brewer at MTEemail@example.com
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the positions are filled.
About the College of Engineering
As one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering instruction, The University of Alabama has more than 175 years of engineering education experience. UA’s College of Engineering is committed to conducting leading-edge research, providing unparalleled educational opportunities and investing in students who will be the scholars and industry professionals shaping the future of the field of engineering.
Research is a critical component of our mission as the flagship university in the state of Alabama. Over the past decade, the College’s research activity has more than doubled, and the Shelby Science and Engineering Quad was completed at a cost of more than $300 million. There are 10 research centers housed under the College, spanning areas from cybersecurity to transportation, that are dedicated to making sustainable changes and an impact on local, national and global levels.
With hundreds of award-winning faculty and staff members, and a diverse offering of nationally accredited programs, facilities and resources, the College has positioned itself for success as a leader in engineering education.
About the University of Alabama
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.
A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.
As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.
Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.
It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.
With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.
Background Investigation and EEO Statement
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf