Located 25 miles northwest of Boston, Massachusetts, the internationally recognized Department of Plastics Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is the largest ABET accredited plastics program in the Unites States. The Department is looking to hire faculty in all areas of polymer engineering and science including processing/manufacturing, materials science, and design of plastic products, processes, or tooling. Applications are particularly welcome for faculty positions at Assistant and Associate Professor ranks in the following areas:
Design of products, composites, assemblies, machines, molds; design for manufacture
Plastics sustainability including biobased polymers, recycling, and plastics life cycle analysis
3D printing process, machinery, and design
High performance and new polymer materials: High temperature/strength, reinforced, and cross-linked systems
Flexible films manufacturing and processing using roll-to-roll, coating or calendaring processes
Advanced or functional polymeric fibers: fiber development, materials, melt or solution spinning, structure-property relationships
Life cycle management for plastics manufacturing: Resource planning and materials strategies, principles of logistics, quality assurance and control
Computational polymer fluid dynamics: modeling of rheology, processing and morphology relationships using finite element analysis or molecular dynamics simulation
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
Earned doctorate in Plastics, Polymer, Materials, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering or a closely related area
Outstanding research record in area(s) of expertise
Strong communications skills
Commitment to excellence in teaching
The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
Successful candidates for the Assistant Professor-level, tenure-track positions will have a record of publications that demonstrates potential success as a researcher; teaching experience is beneficial, as well as experience as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Successful candidates are expected to establish nationally recognized, sponsored research programs. While not required, industrial experience and a record of interdisciplinary collaboration will be viewed positively
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit a CV, cover letter, teaching statement/philosophy, research statement, sample of scholarly work/publications.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
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