Professor, Department Head - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

Searching for a Department Head for Metalurgical and Materials Engineering.


The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (MTE) at The University of Alabama (UA) seeks applications and nominations for the position of Department Head.

The University of Alabama has experienced unprecedented growth and prosperity over the last decade including significant increases in undergraduate and graduate enrollment within the College of Engineering. The MTE Department, which offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering, is currently comprised of nine full-time faculty with active funded research and enrolls 106 undergraduates and 32 graduate students. The Department has a strong history of research and teaching in the areas of solidification science and molten metal processing, materials characterization, mechanical behavior, thin film deposition, magnetic materials and devices, nanomaterials and computational materials science. It is also actively involved in a number of multidisciplinary research facilities and centers on campus including the Center for Materials for Information Technology, the UA Central Analytical Facility, and the UA Micro-Fabrication Facility. Numerous exciting opportunities exist for interdisciplinary research and innovative engineering education with the completion of the new North Engineering Research Center and the Ray L. Farabee Metalcasting Laboratory, which together have more than 100,000 net square feet dedicated to materials research. More information about the Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering can be found at

Applicants must have: earned doctoral degrees relevant to the program with at least one degree in Metallurgical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering; have academic achievements commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of Full Professor in MTE; a strong track record of sustained excellence in research, including extramural funding coupled with an appreciation of an academic research culture; and a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

The Department Head will be expected to provide visionary academic and administrative leadership to a dynamic faculty. Desirable attributes include: the ability to promote sponsored research programs; catalyze new research and educational initiatives; recruit, develop, and mentor faculty and students; leverage the multidisciplinary culture of the Department, College and University; and interact with government, industry, and alumni to build the stature of the program and foster economic development.

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, a vision statement and a list of at least three references with contact information. Please submit applications electronically at For more information or to provide a nomination, For more information or to provide a nomination, please contact:

Dr. Mark L. Weaver, Professor
Chair of Search Committee
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
The University of Alabama, Box 870202
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0202
Phone: 205-348-XXXX; Fax: 205-348-2164

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Department Chair
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter