The Division of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at
Boston University (BU) is seeking candidates for a junior level faculty position.
All areas will be considered, but we have a particular interest in experimental approaches
to the digital design of materials. The ideal candidate would work in an interdisciplinary
way with theorists, computational scientists and other experimentalists. S/he will create
a new type of materials science where one predicts, grows, measures and then confronts
the predictions with the experimental results, with the goal of being able to discover new
materials and new science digitally. The Division is seeking to foster growth in the broad,
interdisciplinary topics of biomaterials, electronic and photonic materials, materials for
energy/environment and nanomaterials. Candidates with research interests that transcend
the traditional boundaries of MSE are strongly encouraged to apply.
MSE is a unique divisional program at BU with excellent experimental and high‐end
computational resources. The Division has national and international prominence for its
exceptional research and education record. MSE is an interdisciplinary program with
faculty from Mechanical/Electrical‐Computer/Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry,
BU Medical School, BU Dental School, and other BU entities. Outstanding collaboration
opportunities are available with nationally recognized medical centers and
universities/colleges, nearby research centers, and industry throughout the Boston area.
Qualified candidates must possess a relevant, earned PhD and have the ability to teach
effectively, to develop funded research programs in their area of expertise, and to
contribute to the tradition of excellence in research that is characteristic of the MSE
Division. Self‐motivated individuals who thrive on challenge and are eager to utilize their
expertise to strengthen and grow an ambitious program are desired. Women, minorities,
and candidates from other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply to
help us continue building an exceptional 21st century university environment. The
expectation is that the suitable candidate will have the appropriate experience and
interests to hold a tenure‐track appointment in one or more BU departments, particularly
in our Mechanical, Electrical and Computer, or Biomedical Engineering Departments, in
addition to the appointment in the Materials Science and Engineering Division.
Beyond its research and academic activities, BU has a lively, urban campus situated along
the banks of the Charles River in Boston’s historic Fenway‐Kenmore neighborhood. The
campus and surrounding areas offer limitless opportunities for recreational activities, from
world‐class art and performances to sporting events and fine dining.
Please visit http://www.bu.edu/mse/ for more information about the MSE Division. To
apply, please visit and follow application instructions online at
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/BU/MSE/ASTP . Application deadline is January 15,
2013. Review of applications will begin immediately; therefore applicants are encouraged
to apply early. Boston University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.