The California Institute of Technology invites applications for a Materials Science tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the department of Applied Physics and Materials Science in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science. Caltech’s Applied Physics and Materials Science department is a unique environment where innovative, interdisciplinary, and foundational research is conducted in a collegial atmosphere. Materials science research at Caltech focuses on the application of scientific and engineering principles to understanding synthesis-structure-properties relationships in materials, including a diverse array of applications.
Candidates in all areas of materials science or related fields are invited to apply, including (but not limited to) those with a primary research focus on discovery, synthesis and processing of materials. Candidates are expected to make strong commitments to excellence in research, teaching and mentoring. The initial appointment will be made at the assistant professor level for four years and is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. degree.
Applicants will submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, relevant publications, a description of proposed research, and a statement of teaching interests. Also required are three letters of recommendation, and instructions will be given for submission of letters of reference when you apply online.
Position will remain open until filled, however, applications completed by December 15, 2017 will be assured of receiving full consideration.
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