Armstrong-Siadat Endowed Professorship in Materials Science

  • Amherst, MA


: $94,870.00 - $148,980.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description:

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the Armstrong-Siadat Endowed Professorship in Materials Science. This position is open at the Full Professor or-for exceptional candidates with promise for rapid promotion- at the Associate Professor rank. Therefore, we are seeking a highly motivated, exceptionally qualified faculty member with an international reputation to establish and conduct research programs, including interdisciplinary collaborative research programs, in processing, properties or applications of materials, such as inorganic, organic, polymer, colloidal, nanostructured, or composite materials. The applicant's research may be experimental or theoretical in nature and would preferably complement existing departmental and university strengths in materials science and engineering, bioengineering, polymers, catalysis, modeling and simulation, sustainable chemicals, energy engineering, thin film devices or strengths within the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS).


Faculty members are expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, contribute significantly to the advancement of basic science and engineering as evidenced by scholarly publications, and develop a nationally recognized program of sponsored research. The successful applicant will hold a position in the Department of Chemical Engineering. The Department of Chemical Engineering has 20 full-time faculty members, over 60 graduate students, and over 425 undergraduates. Research expenditures exceeded $6.5M in the last fiscal year. The Department has a long history of successful interdisciplinary research.

Additional Information:

Preferred starting date is September 1, 2019.

Application Instructions:

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. New applications must be submitted online using the Apply Now link, or by visiting:

Existing applications submitted through the previous application system, Interview Exchange, have been securely stored and will be considered along with new applications.

The application must include a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, research plan, statement of teaching interests, three representative recent research publications, and a minimum of three references. Review of applications will commence in the Spring of 2018. The committee will continue to accept applications until a suitable candidate pool is established.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Dec 24 2018 Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: Dec 31 2019 Eastern Standard Time

Associated topics: biochemistry, ceramic, chemistry, coating, formulation, glass, material, material science, polyurethane, rubber

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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