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Tenure-track Faculty Position in Theoretical / Computational Materials Science

The Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Rochester
invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Mechanical
Engineering ( at the assistant professor level. Expected starting
date is July 2022.

Applicants doing research in theoretical and/or computational materials science,
especially in superconducting materials, are strongly encouraged to apply. Research areas
that complement existing strengths at the University of Rochester include modeling and
design of quantum materials such as high-temperature superconductors; predicting the
interplay among temperature, pressure, and stability; and applications to fields like
quantum information science. Strong applicants in related areas are also encouraged to
apply. The successful candidate is expected to have potential for, and commitment to,
establishing an independent, extramurally funded research program; advising and
mentoring graduate and undergraduate students; participating in the Department’s
activities; and teaching innovative graduate and undergraduate courses in Mechanical
Engineering. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering,
Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, or a related field. The Department is committed to
increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who
can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their relevant strengths
and experiences.

The University of Rochester is a private research university located in upstate New York,
a region famous for its diverse cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities. The
University offers the opportunity to contribute to an exceptionally rich and highly
collaborative research environment. The Department is the site of the recent discovery of
room-temperature superconductivity; additionally, the University is home to related,
multidisciplinary research organizations including the Materials Science Program, the
Center for Matter at Atomic Pressures, the Goergen Institute for Data Science, and the
Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

Review of candidates will begin on October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is

Candidates should submit the following application materials at
• Cover letter
• CV
• Three representative publications
• Statement of research interests and plans
• Statement of teaching interests and plans
• Statement of plans to increase diversity of the campus community
• Names and contact information for at least three references

For further information, contact Dr. Douglas H. Kelley, Chair, ME Faculty Search
Committee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester,
NY 14627,

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EOE / Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled