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Assistant Professor - Materials Science and Engineering - College of Engineering

We are no longer accepting applications for this recruitment


The Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering of the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley) seeks applications in the broad area of Materials Science and Engineering. The appointment will be at the level of tenure-track Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. Outstanding candidates should demonstrate the potential to build a world-class research program in materials science and engineering and a commitment to equity and inclusion, to education and mentorship of students, and to service to the campus and the materials science and engineering profession worldwide.

Completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation must be met by the time of application. A Ph.D. degree or equivalent degree is required by the date of appointment.

To apply, please go to the following link: and submit the following:

1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum vitae with complete publication list
3) Contact details for 3 references (Letters of reference will be solicited by the department chair for candidates selected for serious consideration during initial screening. We will seek your permission before doing so).
4) Brief statement of research interests (3 page limit)
5) Statement on teaching philosophy and interests
6) Statement of diversity and inclusion, describing past experiences and/or future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion through research, teaching and/or service.

Review of applications will begin on December 15th, 2017, and applications must be received before midnight, January 15, 2018. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Please direct questions to

The university seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty position will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion. Financial and in-kind resources are available to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to achieve our equity and inclusion goals, with the full backing of the College. Examples of ongoing programming at the College are available at:

The university is also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. with Complete Publication List

  • Statement of Research - 3 page limit

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Interests

  • Statement of Diversity and Inclusion - Describe past experiences and/or future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)