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Tenured or Tenure Track Faculty Position in Materials Science and Engineering

Apply now Job no: 493667
Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Faculty, School of Engineering

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Job Summary

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE in Troy, NY, invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in Materials Science and Engineering. Areas of interest include materials for artificial intelligence, for cognitive computing, and for novel electronic devices. We will also consider exceptional candidates working in other areas of materials science and engineering. Applications will be considered at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor levels.

Candidates must possess an earned Ph.D. or foreign degree equivalent in Materials Science and Engineering or a closely related field. Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor must exhibit, through their accomplishments, promise of future distinction in research, scholarship, and education. Candidates for the rank of Associate/Full Professor must possess a record of excellence in scholarship as demonstrated by an emerging/established national and/or international reputation and a significant funding record, high quality educational activities, including teaching and advising, and a significant level of service to their department, institute, and the profession.

The MSE Department boasts multiple world leaders in diverse fields of materials science, including electronic materials, glass science, nanotechnology, biomaterials, computational materials science, and materials informatics. Faculty have access to world-class research facilities and an atmosphere that promotes interdisciplinary collaborations across many departments.

  • The Center for Materials, Devices and Integrated Systems provides a complete set of centrally managed materials characterization facilities as well as an extensive clean room for device fabrication and characterization.
  • The New York State Center for Future Energy Systems conducts fundamental and applied research to accelerate the development of energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies.
  • The Center for Computational Innovation
  • The Scientific Computation Research Center house one of the most powerful computers for AI applications - the Artificial Intelligence Multiprocessing Optimized System (AiMOS).
  • The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) and the Center for Engineering and Precision Medicine (CEPM) are engaged in both fundamental and translational biomedical research.
  • The Future of Computing Institute and the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center provide new and exciting opportunities to manipulate and experience data and cognitive computing.

    For more information about MSE, visit:
    Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Daniel Gall, Chair of the search committee,

Application instructions


Follow the on-screen prompts to create an brief online profile and contact information for three (3) referees. Please be ready to upload the following materials: 

  • (1) a cover letter
  • (2) a curriculum vitae
  • (3) a research statement including future research plans
  • (4) a statement of teaching activities and interests,
  • (5) a diversity statement

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact 

Job Posted Date

Job posted on December 1, 2022. Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately. The search will continue until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to campus for an in-person academic experience.  To support this experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work primarily onsite.

Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated (and boosted when eligible) against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

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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