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The Department of Materials Science & Engineering provides a vibrant, multidisciplinary and highly collaborative environment, and is consistently ranked among the top departments for both graduate and undergraduate programs. This department is among the largest MSE departments in the nation, with 38 faculty members, over 200 graduate students, and nearly 300 undergraduates. Research is central to the success of the program, and new faculty will be expected to initiate and sustain strong sponsored research and graduate training programs.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor positions for Materials Science & Engineering

The Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Florida invites applications for multiple, full-time, 9-month, tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor:

With Research Focus in:
  • Biomaterials
  • Metallurgy

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Tori Miller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Nuclear Engineering Program Director

The Department of Materials Science & Engineering invites applicants for the position of Director of the Nuclear Engineering (NE) Program and Professorship.

The Role: The Director of the NE program supervises the program and bears the responsibility for upholding program excellence. As a steward of the academic, research, and service endeavors of the program and the leader of a diverse, interdisciplinary community of students, faculty, and staff, NE Program Director responsibilities will include:

  • Crafting a forward-looking vision for the program’s growth and advancement in every facet of academic and research excellence.
  • Elevating the program’s profile through strategic partnerships with industry.
  • Enhancing the academic program’s reputation through strategic collaborations, outreach, and achievements to foster increased peer engagement and recognition.
  • Spearheading innovative, cross-disciplinary, and collaborative research initiatives.
  • Implementing a targeted outreach strategy to foster increased collaboration and partnership opportunities, encouraging external stakeholders to proactively seek collaboration on research proposals and initiatives with our nuclear engineering program.
  • Fostering an environment that promotes inclusivity and professional growth amongst faculty, students, and staff.

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Assel Aitkaliyeva, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Instructional Faculty in Soft Matter

The Department of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) invites applications for a permanent, full-time instructional faculty position in soft matter. The faculty will teach undergraduate courses in polymer science and biomaterials, as well as MSE introductory courses. Highly motivated individuals passionate about teaching, curriculum development and creative approaches to developing a soft matter laboratory course are particularly desirable.

Requires a Ph.D. in MSE or related discipline or a Master’s degree with two years of experience.

Instructional faculty are 12-month employees who are vital to the educational mission of the department and the university’s commitment to excellence in education. UF is an equal-opportunity employer.

We’re looking for Instructional Faculty in Soft Matter with expertise in:
  • Synthesis & characterization
  • Structure-property–processing–performance relationships
  • Viscoelastic, thermal, optical, and electronic properties of synthetic and biological soft matter
  • Engineering soft matter for human health, sustainability, and energy

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Herbert Wertheim Laboratory for Engineering Excellence