Assistant (Tenure Track) or Associate (Tenured) Professor Position in Materials for Clean Energy and Sustainability

Will remain open until filled

Assistant (Tenure Track) or Associate (Tenured) Professor Position in Materials for Clean Energy and Sustainability

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at UC Irvine invites applications for an assistant (tenure-track) or associate (tenured) faculty position in the field of Materials for Clean Energy and Sustainability. We are seeking applicants with proven research experience and interests in some of or all the following areas: modeling, design, processing, and/or characterization of materials for energy storage, carbon-free energy production, the hydrogen economy, recyclability and the circular economy.

This position will leverage significant campus resources in the area of clean energy (, additive manufacturing (, metal processing (, materials discovery and synthesis (, and the world-class infrastructure in materials characterization (

Applicants are expected to have received a doctorate degree from an accredited university in materials science and engineering or a related engineering or applied science discipline. Successful candidates will develop a vigorous externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise and mentor students and postdoctoral scholars, provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and contribute their leadership and innovative thinking toward promoting excellence in the materials science and engineering programs within the MSE department, school and university, as well as providing service and leadership within the MSE professional community at large. Successful candidates will also be expected to facilitate the recruitment and success of students (especially those from underrepresented minorities) pursuing graduate degrees in related programs.

Applications must include a cover letter, three statements that describe research, teaching and service interests, respectively, a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. A separate statement that addresses the applicant’s past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence must also be included in the application materials. Please limit these statements to two pages each. Applications must be received by January 31, 2024, to receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Apply online at

Founded in 1965, the Samueli School of Engineering educates more than 4,600 students with an integrative approach that blends fundamentals, research and hands-on experience. The school includes six academic departments, where faculty conduct world-class research to address global challenges affecting climate, health and society. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is a young and enthusiastic department that hosts the Center for Complex and Active Materials, a NSF MRSEC. The department’s faculty members are conducting cutting-edge multidisciplinary research along the broad themes of materials for aerospace, clean energy and health. Areas of strength include: advanced and additive manufacturing; advanced materials characterization; biomaterials, bioinspired and self-assembled materials; energy materials and sustainability; materials for structural applications and extreme environments; modeling, theory and computational approaches to materials science and engineering. The department offers a well-established, accredited bachelor’s degree program in materials science and engineering and an undergraduate minor in materials science and engineering, as well as both masters and doctoral degree programs in materials science and engineering.

The University of California is one of the premier public university systems in the world. UC Irvine is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is ranked as a top ten public university by U.S. News and World Report and was identified by the New York Times as number one among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. UC Irvine is a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). These federal designations align with UC Irvine’s aspiration to be a national leader and global model of inclusive excellence. We seek faculty who are committed to diversity as well as diverse faculty who will be role models for our students. UC Irvine is located in Orange County, four miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. Irvine offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities and one of the highest-ranked public-school systems in the nation.

About UC Irvine

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.