The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri is seeking outstanding applicants for a non-tenure track research position at the Research Professor level in the area of Lightwave Technology Laboratory (LTL Lab). Preference will be given to applicants who can contribute to the research needs of the LTL Lab in instrumentation invention, design, fabrication, computer data processing and analysis, and experimental design employing a wide range of chemical, mechanical, and optical sensors. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in chemical physics or physical chemistry, with a strong background in chemistry, optical physics, and electronics along with knowledge of the development and use of optical and radiofrequency sensors for human subjects, experience in inventing and fabricating sensor devices, and making experimental measurements (network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, accelerometers, acoustic sensors, spectrometers, etc.). The applicant must have at least ten years of experience beyond postdoctoral appointments, conducting research in chemical and biosensor related fields as evidenced by more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in the physical and engineering sciences. Preference will be given to individuals that have a publication record in the subject areas of microporous solids (including zeolites and MOFs), chemical spectroscopy (liquid- and solid-state NMR, FT-IR, UV-Vis, and Raman), and microscale device fabrication. The LTL Lab routinely develops intellectual property that must be protected and disclosed following established University policies. The successful applicant must be familiar with protecting intellectual property, evidenced by holding at least twenty issued US or World patents. The LTL Lab seeks to expand its interactions with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and, therefore, will give preference to applicants that received long-term funding from DOE.
Successful candidates will be expected to have strong commitments to (a) contributing to the departmental and college research efforts, (b) having a high degree of synergism and collaborating on research within the Missouri S&T LTL Laboratory, (c) service in the applicant's professional community and our institution, and (d) increasing the diversity of both the student body and faculty. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in performing funded research and increasing diversity. Candidates from national labs or industry with a strong research record coupled with academic experience are encouraged to apply as well.
The ECE department has 36 faculty members, approximately 500 undergraduate and 200 graduate students, and had research expenditures of approximately $5M in the past fiscal year. Further details on required and desired attributes, skills and characteristics of the successful candidate, and the department's vision and strategic plan, activities, and research may be found at: https://ece.mst.edu/ .
Missouri S&T's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the campus, and the greater University of Missouri System are deeply committed to inclusion and valuing diversity. S&T has undertaken a number of initiatives to improve campus life and the work life balance of its faculty and staff (see http://hr.mst.edu ). Missouri S&T seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples.
Interested candidates should electronically submit their application consisting of: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a diversity statement, and 5) complete contact information for at least four references to Missouri S&T's Human Resources Office at: https://hr.mst.edu/careers/academic-employment/ using Job Reference Number 32482. Acceptable electronic formats are PDF and MS Word. Applications will be reviewed as they are received will continue until the position is filled. For more information prior to submitting an application, please contact the director of LTL and the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jie Huang, at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Ph.D. in Chemistry or Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. in Chemistry
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