Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET)

Faculty Search for the Materials Science and Engineering

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Clemson University is seeking outstanding candidates to fill multiple tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. It is expected that the candidates will be capable of establishing a high quality research program in all areas of materials science and engineering though preference will be given to optical glasses, metallurgy, and advanced ceramics.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Materials Science and Engineering or a related discipline, have demonstrated a record of prior research accomplishments and shown the potential to educate and mentor students. Successful candidates will be expected to attract significant external funding, lead nationally recognized research programs, and be able to collaborate with current faculty both within MSE and the University as a whole. In addition, the candidates must demonstrate the potential to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, particularly those thematic areas noted above.

All applications should be submitted electronically. Qualified applicants should provide: 1) a current CV; 2) research statement describing a minimum of two externally-fundable research programs and also highlighting complimentary capabilities to existing faculty and programs (2-4 pages; for current faculty research areas, please refer to; 3) a description of teaching philosophy including undergraduate and graduate course competencies and how they would fit into the present academic programs (1-2 pages); and 4) names and contact information for three references. The application package should be combined into a single PDF file and emailed to: Questions can be sent via email to Dr. John Ballato, Chair of the MSE Search and Screening Committee (; no phone calls please).  Review of applications will commence March 1, 2013, with full consideration being assured to applications received by this date. Screening will continue until the position is filled.  Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.