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Assistant Professor – Material/Joint Corrosion

Country: USA
City: Akron
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Assistant Professor – Material/Joint Corrosion position is available at the department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Akron.

The College of Engineering at The University of Akron invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the general area of Materials. This is a position at the assistant/associate professor level with a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Corrosion Program of the Department of Chemical, Biomolecular and Corrosion Engineering. The College of Engineering is one of the largest colleges at the university with approximately 3,000 undergraduates and nearly 400 graduate students pursuing B.S. through Ph.D. degrees. Mechanical engineering and corrosion engineering combined account for roughly half of the students in the college of engineering.


Applicants are expected to contribute to the core teaching, mentoring, and research missions of both departments. In particular, the successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally-funded research program, teach core courses and develop new specialized courses, work collaboratively with diverse populations, supervise graduate research and contribute to departmental, college and university services.

Required Qualifications

The candidate should have a doctorate degree in one of the following disciplines: materials engineering, mechanical engineering, or corrosion engineering. Background in modeling and simulation of materials degradation would be desired. Rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Expertise in at least one (preferable more than one) of the following areas:

  1. Mechanical behavior of materials: fatigue, fatigue corrosion, fracture mechanisms and fracture toughness, high temperature mechanical behavior and influence of composition/manufacturing on those properties, stress corrosion cracking.
  2. Elevated temperature, environmentally assisted crack growth mechanical degradation of materials for metals and ceramics.

Prior experience and a commitment to continue working with or teaching diverse groups and diverse students will be valued.

The review process will commence immediately, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. The expected start date for the position is August 2019.


Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline30 January,2019
Company NameThe University of Akron



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