The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) has established The Center for Advanced Construction Materials as an interdisciplinary center to develop and put into use the next generation of durable, smart, resilient, and sustainable new materials for infrastructure and related applications. Dr. Surendra Shah, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and an internationally recognized expert in advanced cements and concretes, is the founding Director of CACM. As we expand our efforts on advanced construction materials under this new center, the University of Texas at Arlington plans to hire three tenure track assistant professors in related fields. These tenure track positions will have a focus in one or more of the following research areas of interest (but not limited to): (a) surface and interface phenomena in cementitous and other infrastructure materials; (b) design, characterization and implementation of multifunctional nanoengineered materials; (c) electrochemical and chemomechanical phenomena with focus on enhancing durability and sustainability of next generation structural materials; (d) experimental, analytical, computational, multiscale understanding and modeling of fluid to solid transition of infrastructure materials, and; (e) processing and manufacturing of cementitious and other construction materials.
The tentative date of starting employment is August 2019. The appointment will be in any relevant department based on the candidates’ background. These positions are part of the search for faculty members in thematic areas aligned with the research thrusts of UTA’s Strategic Plan 2020: Bold Solutions | Global Impact. We seek applicants who will strongly promote interdisciplinary teaching and research within one of the strategic themes of Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impact, and Data-Driven Discovery. The key objective is to hire faculty members with outstanding qualifications, who share the University’s core values of high standards of excellence in teaching, innovative and collaborative research, and service, combined with fostering an open and inclusive environment.
Duties include building and leading a team of Ph.D. researchers and post docs, developing externally funded research programs that yield top-tier publications, and developing research partnerships nationally and internationally. The successful candidate must have demonstrated expertise in research areas cited above and a record of research accomplishments including publications. This individual is expected to lead the university's effort to establish a research cluster within the Center for Advanced Construction Materials.
To apply, applicants should go to http://uta.peopleadmin.com and submit their application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and contact information for at least five references.
For additional information contact: Dr. Maria Konsta-Gdoutos (email@example.com), Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Construction Materials.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in a engineering, science or related discipline appropriate to the research focus of the center. The candidate must also have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in independent research projects, collaborating on research partnerships, and working to mentor others in research efforts.
The ideal candidate would also have the following professional and personal characteristics:
Strong work ethic and willingness to contribute effectively to a research team;
Integrity in all aspects of personal, institutional and community involvement;
Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
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About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a global enrollment of roughly 60,000 degree seeking students, the University provides students with world-class faculty members and more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a broad range of disciplines.