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Assistant Professor in Polymer Science and Engineering

Company: The University of Southern Mississippi
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Assistant Professor in Polymer Science and Engineering The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Polymer Science and Engineering. Position Details Location Hattiesburg 118 College Drive Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001 United States Division School of Polymer Science and Engineering Position Type Faculty Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded No Posting Close Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.usm.edu. 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. Derek Patton (derek.pattonusm.edu). Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 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) within the College of Science and Technology (Hattiesburg Campus) to begin in fall 2019. Applicants with demonstrated expertise in either a) physical polymer chemistry or b) optoelectronic materials are particularly encouraged to apply. Primary Duties and Responsibilities 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. The successful candidate will perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Applicants must hold an earned Ph.D. in polymer science and engineering, physical chemistry, chemical physics or a closely related discipline, and possess a demonstrated record of intellectual and academic accomplishments that will qualify her or him for appointment at the appropriate level. Other required qualifications include strong leadership and interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, an ability to work in a collaborative environment, and a commitment to promoting and embracing diversity. Preferred Qualifications 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. About The University of Southern Mississippi Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at www.usm.edu . As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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