Faculty Position in Polymer Engineering The University of Tennessee
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), The University of Tennessee (UT), invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Polymer Engineering (PE) at the Assistant Professor level. The person selected also will have a joint faculty appointment in the UT Biomedical Engineering (BME) program. Applicants must have a PhD degree in Polymer Science and/or Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or in a closely allied area. The ability to carry out research in the development and application of soft biomaterials is necessary; this should be demonstrated with some prior experience. Expertise using polymer characterization techniques including, but not limited to, optical and electron microscopy, X-ray and neutron diffraction and scattering techniques, and thermal analysis is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the PE graduate program, the MSE undergraduate program, and, to a smaller extent, in the BME program. He/she also will be expected to develop a program of high quality, externally funded research in the polymeric biomaterials area. The MSE Department has a strong history of successful materials science and engineering research and teaching, including a separate graduate-degree program in Polymer Engineering. We seek to extend the tradition by filling this position with a person having credentials in polymer science and engineering and research capabilities in the development of advanced polymeric biomaterials. Applicants should include a curriculum vitae, a summary of projected research interests, and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of four potential references to: Professor Gajanan Bhat, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 434 Dougherty Engineering Building, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-2200. Screening will begin October 1, 2004 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications from qualified minority and female candidates are especially encouraged.
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