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School of Polymer Science and Engineering

Assistant Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, optoelectronics or physical chemistry emphasis

Job Summary

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering in the School of Polymer Science and Engineering (SPSE) to begin in fall 2020. Applicants with demonstrated expertise in either a) physical polymer chemistry or b) optoelectronic materials are particularly encouraged to apply.

It is expected that the successful candidate will build an internationally recognized, externally funded research program in his/her area of expertise, direct graduate student research, and contribute to the functioning of the school, college, university and scientific community through professional service. The successful candidate must also be capable of teaching polymer science and engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in collaborative research proposals and projects involving advanced materials across school and disciplinary boundaries with private, state and federal funding entities.
Candidates with postdoctoral research experience, a strong publication record and demonstrated success in proposal writing are preferred. Candidates with demonstrated expertise in optoelectronic materials, interface characterization, and/or correlated electronic materials are preferred.
Applications must be submitted online at Applicants should submit a single pdf document containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans and a brief statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should arrange for the submission of three reference letters. For inquiries about the position or to nominate a candidate, contact the search committee chair Dr. Yoan Simon. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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