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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Materials Design and Innovation

State University of New York at Buffalo
New York City, New York, US
Closing date
Aug 12, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Climate Change
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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Materials Design and Innovation
Position Title Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Materials Design and Innovation

The Department of Materials Design and Innovation ( MDI ) at University at Buffalo (UB) has launched its next phase of faculty growth and invites candidates to apply for the positions of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor in four areas: Structural materials, Computational materials science, Microelectronic materials and Robotics & Manufacturing in materials science.

We are looking for candidates to join a dynamic, interdisciplinary faculty team operating at the convergence of materials science and information science. Successful candidates are expected to work effectively in a novel team environment and integrate well into MDI's innovative teaching and research program. Faculty are expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentor graduate students, advise students at all levels and maintain an active research program. MDI offers a BS in materials science and engineering and, MS and PhD degrees in materials design and innovation as well as an accelerated BS-Chemistry/MS- MDI degree in partnership with the Chemistry Department at UB. Candidates for an Associate Professor or Full Professor position should have a strong record of scholarly accomplishments, teaching experience and a sustained externally funded research program.

A collaboration between the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences and the College of Arts of Sciences at UB, MDI was established in 2015. It has established a pioneering educational and research program, training material scientists and engineers with a fluency in the methods of data driven materials discovery, design and innovation that can help solve pressing societal problems in areas such as climate change, environmental sustainability and public health. MDI is a department committed to the growth and promotion of a diverse and inclusive community of students and faculty; with the desire to share our vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential.

About UB
The University at Buffalo (UB), a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities ( AAU ), is the largest and most comprehensive university in The State University of New York ( SUNY ) system, with about 20,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students and 1600 fulltime faculty. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has 6,000 students enrolled across 9 academic departments.

About Buffalo
Buffalo is a city with a rapidly growing economy, eclectic neighborhoods, world-class art galleries and museums, a vibrant theater and music community, the Lake Erie waterfront, a city-wide system of parks designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams. The awe-inspiring Niagara Falls is just 20 minutes away. The department is located on the UB North Campus in suburban Amherst, an area that combines outstanding public schools and services with a surprisingly low cost-of-living.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold a doctorate in science, or a closely related field. PhD must be conferred prior to appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Demands

Type Full-Time

Campus North Campus

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Special Instructions Summary

The application package should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement no longer than two pages, a research statement no longer than two pages; Diversity Statement and contact information for three references. When selected for interview referees will be emailed to upload their reference letter.

Applicants must answer the following question submitted as "Diversity Statement." Applications submitted without a response to this question will not be considered: "Please give an example of when you have changed or altered your approach to research based on your knowledge and awareness of underserved or underrepresented populations, and/or underreporting of relevant data stemming from explicit or implicit bias."

Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Is a background check required for this posting? No

Contact's Name Margaret Poniatowski

Contact's Title MDI Director of Administration

Contact's Email

Contact's Phone 716-645-4351

Posted 08/04/2021

Date to be filled

Number of References Required 3

Reference Cutoff Date

Instructions to Applicant

By providing the names and e-mail addresses of my references, I hereby authorize either Human Resources or the applicable hiring department to contact my references via e-mail to request a reference letter on my behalf.
Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  • * Please indicate your current employment affiliation with the University at Buffalo.
    • Faculty
    • Faculty Student Association (FSA)
    • Research Foundation Employee
    • State Classified
    • State Professional
    • UB Foundation
    • TA/GA
    • Student
    • No Current Employment Affiliation
  • * How did you first hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Conference
    • Personal Referral
    • Other
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents Cover LetterCurriculum VitaeTeaching StatementResearch StatementDiversity Statement Optional Documents

UB is an AA/EOE and welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Arrangements will be made if an applicant has a disability in order to provide access to the application, interview and selection process upon request. Reasonable accommodation requests must be made in a timely manner by email at or by phone (716) 645-2266.

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