Posted by Tish on 09/23 at 09:39 AM
Jul. 16, 2015
Stuller Chair in Chemical Engineering/Director of Institute for Materials Research and Innovation
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Open Until Filled
Position Start Date
NLT Summer 2015
Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
Engineering - Other
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, in concert with its Department of Chemical Engineering, invites applications and nominations for the Director of the Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI). This position will be housed in the Chemical Engineering Department and will hold the Stuller Chair in Chemical Engineering. The IMRI is the flagship materials development R&D entity at the University and, as such, has numerous affiliated laboratories and pilot areas. Among numerous R&D laboratory assets for materials R&D, the University supports facilities for materials imaging and modification in the Microscopy Center and the Louisiana Accelerator Center, both of which are part of IMRI. The position will come with an annual budget for IMRI operations and other resources to propel the Institute to a position of increased national and international prominence. Over 20 faculty are actively engaged in the materials area across the University and this topic has been selected as a key targeted R&D area for both the University and the State of Louisiana.
Candidates must have earned doctorates in chemical engineering or closely allied academic disciplines. Also, the selected candidate must be capable of leading an R&D team in developing and sustaining a strong externally funded research program in the materials arena. Areas of interest for the IMRI include nanomaterials, specialty metallic materials, biomedical materials, hybrid polymers, robotics, construction materials and 3-D printing. Both industrial and teaching experiences are considered of particular interest to the Department. The Department offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, is fully ABET-accredited and has been experiencing significant growth due to recent University and industrial investments.
The University is located in Lafayette, LA, an exciting community in the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun Country. The University is the second largest in Louisiana, with over 18,000 students and is a doctoral/research intensive institution. The Department has 10 faculty positions and over 325 undergraduate and graduate students and has been growing steadily over the course of several years. The annual research expenditures for the Department generally have been at $1.2M per year range. The community has a reputation of being a community in which people are prone to remain due to the high quality lifestyle, pleasing climate and friendly nature of its people.
The University is in compliance with Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.
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