Materials Science and Engineering Faculty Opening

  • Mechanical metallurgy, with emphasis in deformation, including mesoscale modeling of deformation.
  • Materials stability, particularly in corrosion, electrochemistry, oxidation, and/or coatings (including aluminide, overlay and TBC coatings).
  • Advanced materials characterization (e.g. TEM, FIB, LEAP).
  • Novel processing, for example in thin films and metallic glasses.
  • Phase transformations, solidification and kinetics.
  • Design, characterization and application of bulk and micro/nano-scale magnetic metals.

Exceptional candidates with a proven record in related areas of materials research will also be considered. A doctoral degree in materials science and engineering or a related field is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred.

The UF MSE Department is a vibrant, multidisciplinary highly-collaborative environment and has consistently ranked among the top ten departments in the nation for both graduate and undergraduate programs. It is also among the largest MSE departments in the nation with 30 faculty members, ~240 graduate students, over 180 undergraduates and over $10 million in annual research expenditures. Our faculty research activities are essential to the success of our program; as such, new members are expected to initiate and sustain strong sponsored research and graduate training programs.

The department provides integrated Materials Science and Engineering education devoted to biomaterials, ceramics, composites, electronic and optical materials, metals, and polymers. We anticipate that the successful applicant will continue the tradition of both developing and teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment; we strongly encourage applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. To apply, please reference position number 00007437, send a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references to:

Chair of the Search Committee
Materials Science and Engineering Faculty Search
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Post Office Box 116400
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611-6400

In addition, PDF files of the application package should be e-mailed to Ms. Venice Walker ( For additional information about the Department and University, please visit our Web site at

The University of Florida is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minority group members. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public on request.