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Endowed Constellation Faculty in Future Chips at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Faculty, School of Engineering

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Job Summary

Endowed Constellation Faculty in Future Chips at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites applications for the Future Chips Constellation endowed chaired faculty positions. A constellation at Rensselaer consists of an interdisciplinary team with a clear research focus led by a group of Senior and Junior faculty members, with collaborations across the campus.

We are especially interested in candidates who have a demonstrated ability to perform high impact research in semiconductor technology to address the next generation challenges in computing. Areas of focus are rooted in fundamental science and engineering that drive advances in microelectronics, such as heterogeneous integration, advanced logic, advanced packaging, and power electronics. Physics of materials is also important to making these advances and is, therefore, an area of interest. The ideal candidates are expected to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded, scientific program in chip technology for the future of computing. The Future Chips Constellation will be a key stakeholder in the Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems (cMDIS) which houses the Microscale and Nanoscale Cleanroom and the Nanoscale Characterization Core.

Applicants must possess an outstanding record of research accomplishments and a strong commitment to teaching. At minimum, candidates must have a Ph.D. or foreign degree equivalent in engineering, or science, or an appropriate field for their proposed research, along with the ability to demonstrate, based on their record, promise of future distinction in scholarship and education.

Successful candidates will have duties that include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, developing and maintaining robust programs of research and scholarship, and service to their department and to Rensselaer. We seek highly collaborative applicants with strong technical vision and a focus on emerging 21st century technologies and challenges.

Application instructions


Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile and contact information for six (6) references. Please be ready to upload the following required documents.  

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement including future research plans
  4. Statement of Teaching activities and interests. Please include evidence of effective teaching
  5. Diversity Statement

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Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range: $130000 - $230000

Pay transparency disclosure: The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer’s good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

Total Compensation and Benefits Information

Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program is designed to provide stable pay growth, a comprehensive and affordable benefits package, and a comprehensive and affordable retiree medical and prescription plan. Rensselaer is recognized locally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its compensation and benefits program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a comprehensive health and welfare program as an umbrella of financial security and protection during your employment. For more information, please visit this link:

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates who apply by May 15, 2023, will receive first consideration.

Culture of Safety at Rensselaer

Rensselaer is committed to providing a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment for its faculty, staff, and students. we strongly recommend that faculty, staff and students obtain a COVID-19 vaccination and remain current with available boosters.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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