Academic Job 12

University of Oregon
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Energy and Sustainable Materials

The University of Oregon announces a cluster hire in the area of Energy and Sustainable Materials, broadly defined. Target research areas include: electronic and energy devices, advanced/in-situ characterization, computational materials chemistry/physics, inorganic cluster chemistry, solid-state and materials physics/chemistry, surface science and catalysis.

Appointments may be made in or across any academic department(s), at any rank, and are the first step in a long-term initiative to grow the basic and applied sciences. The hires will join an innovative and highly collaborative team in the Materials Science Institute. Exceptional candidates with backgrounds in chemistry, physics, chemical/electrical/mechanical engineering, and materials science, as well as those with industrial research and development experience, are encouraged to apply. Salaries and start-up packages will be highly competitive.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. She/he will maintain a high-profile, internationally prominent and externally funded research group, while contributing to the teaching mission at the UO.

The initiative builds upon the established excellence of Materials Science at the UO. Recent investments include over $30 million in equipment for the CAMCOR materials analysis, characterization and fabrication facility, which is managed by professional staff and housed in two new buildings along with state-of-the art laboratory space ( An additional $20 million has been allocated for building remodeling. Oregon is home to the NSF-funded CCI, the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry. Faculty and student experiences are further enhanced by unique graduate-education programs, industry partnerships and innovation activities.

Inquiries/nominations can be sent to Jim Hutchison and Shannon Boettcher at

Applications can be submitted to

Applicants at the Senior level (Associate or Full Professor) should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae.

Applicants at the Junior level (Assistant Professor) should include, in addition to the cover letter and vitae, a statement of research plans and objectives (typically approx. five pages in length) and a brief statement of teaching philosophy or interests. Junior candidates should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly by the recommenders.

Review of applications will begin October 31, and continue on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.