Employment Opportunities in Materials Science and Engineering

The listings on this page are for full-time faculty and staff openings in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; postdoctoral positions, and full-time positions for graduating students (undergraduate and graduate).

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STUDENTS

These listings‚ sent directly to us by friends of the Department‚ represent only a small selection of jobs and research opportunities available. For dedicated help in finding internships and jobs, visit the Clark School's office of Engineering Co-op & Career Services, which gives students 24-hour access to engineering co-op, internship, summer, post-graduation, and part-time job listings via Careers4Engineers. It also runs free resume clinics, career fairs, and other workshops for job seekers! Visit them online at www.coop.eng.umd.edu, e-mail co-op@eng.umd.edu, or call (301) 405-3863 for more information.

You can also visit the University of Maryland's Career Center at www.careercenter.umd.edu, or look up upcoming on-campus recruitmenting events.

Undergraduates: Please also see ChBE's Undergraduate Internships and REUs page.

PROSPECTIVE FACULTY AND STAFF

Please visit University Human Resources at ejobs.umd.edu for the most up-to-date position listings throughout the University.

Faculty Positions

Associate/Full Professor in Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland is seeking applicants for the University of Maryland Energy Research Center (UMERC), www.energy.umd.edu.  UMERC is a strategic university initiative that brings together faculty across the campus to advance the frontiers of energy science and technology in the Nation's capitol. UMERC has major strengths in electrochemical energy storage and conversion as indicated by its leadership in the DOE Energy Frontier Research Center "Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage" (NEES), the Center for Research on Extreme Batteries (CREB), and numerous DOE ARPA-E awards on battery and fuel cell technologies.

In addition, it offers outstanding opportunities for collaboration with multidisciplinary faculty in the Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE), the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), the Institute for Systems Research (ISR), and the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI). Additional research opportunities are enabled by numerous partnerships with universities and organizations throughout the Baltimore-Washington region, such as the Army Research Laboratory, NIST, National Laboratories, etc.

We invite applications for Associate/Full Professor positions with demonstrated expertise and superior research credentials in electrochemical energy storage and conversion (batteries and fuel cells). Further, this candidate should have national prominence for their contributions to energy research, a strong record of external funding support, and demonstrated success with large multi-disciplinary proposals.

If identified, the appropriate candidate would be eligible to serve as the Associate Director of UMERC, to work with the Director of UMERC to coordinate broader energy research across the campus and lead large multi-disciplinary opportunities. 

Minimum Qualifications: Successful applicants will have a Ph.D. in Engineering or related scientific disciplines. Exemplary histories of external/federal funding are expected. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of a sustainable and focused research program and a strong publication record. Evidence of teaching, advising, and mentorship experience is desirable.

To Apply:  A cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and names and addresses of three professional references (Company/Agency/Institution, phone & email addresses), should be submitted electronically to:  http://ejobs.umd.edu; position number 122409For best consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2016, but applications will continue to be considered after this date until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The above appointment can be made in any of the departments within the College of Engineering, commensurate with the interests and expertise of the candidates.  Joint appointments will also be considered.

POINT of CONTACT: Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Prof. Jelena Srebric, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD 20742-2111, Email: jsrebric@umd.edu; Tel: (301) 405-7276.

Staff Positions

Academic Advisor (Exempt Staff, 12 mos full-time - AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY)

DUTIES: This position is to support the advising and student services in the Departments of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering. The Academic Advisor reports to the Assistant Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies. The Advisor will assist in coordinating the undergraduate program, which currently has approximately 375 students.

Curricular Advising:  Advises students via scheduled appointments and walk-ins. Counsels and advises students with respect to semester and degree planning, degree requirements, academic difficulty, goals and career planning. Provides resource referral. Works closely with campus partners, such as Clark School Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support, International and Leadership Programs, the Registrar, to uphold policies and resolve student issues.

Incumbent shall provide administrative assistance for course registration and scheduling.  Maintains student records, advising notes, and degree audits with accuracy and confidentiality. Provides registration stamps. Runs audits on courses, student or academic program to flag potential violations or discrepancies. Helps manage the workflow of the departmental advising system.

Event & Meeting Coordination:  Responsible for coordination of recruiting, orientation, and outreach activities. Examples include prospective student visits, incoming student orientations and outreach visits to local community colleges.

Assist with academic activities of department and college. These include maintaining accurate and confidential student records and files, supporting curriculum management, curriculum review, and assessment/accreditation processes, periodically analyzing curricular and student enrollment data, regularly collecting and assisting with analysis of course assessment data from instructors. Serves as back-up Scheduling Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful applicants shall have a Bachelor’s degree from accredited University, with 2 years’ experience in an academic environment/higher education.  Experience may be substituted by an equivalent combination of graduate level education and experience.  Expert competency in word processing, spreadsheets.  Strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills. Ability to use technology effectively.  Commitment to higher education administration and experience working with diverse groups of students.

To APPLY:  A cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references should be submitted electronically to:  http://ejobs.umd.edu under position number 123292.  Salary is commensurate with experience. For best consideration, applications should be received by 28 August 2017, but applications will continue to be considered after this date until the position is filled.  

POINT of CONTACT: Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Michael McNicholas, Director of Administrative Services for Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD 20742, Email: mmcnich@umd.edu.


Program Director (Exempt, 12 mos full-time)

Position Summary:  The Program Director of Student Affairs for Materials Science & Engineering will provide academic advising for all incoming students; developing 4-year plans of study, administration of the entire Nano minor program, and supervisory duties.

The Program Director will provide (in collaboration with the Chair and the Department’s Academic Program Directors), strategic direction and develop long range plans for the academic programs and devise initiatives to increase visibility and expansion. The incumbent acts as the liaison between the students and the graduate school to ensure graduation requirements are met and students are properly cleared for graduation. This position will continue to provide complete oversight of all graduate and undergraduate student issues, including outreach, admissions, advising, retention, and graduation.

The incumbent deals with all graduate and undergraduate student issues, including outreach, admissions, advising, retention, recruitment and graduation. It includes working with the scheduling office, graduate school, student affairs office of the College of Engineering, fellowship office and IES. Academic accreditation content and files are collected and maintained by this position.  The incumbent acts as the liaison between the students and the graduate school to ensure graduation requirements are met and students are properly cleared for graduation.

The incumbent will be teaching a required course for freshman and transfer students (ENMA 180).

Minimum Qualifications:

Successful applicants shall have a Bachelor’s degree or master’s preferred; At least seven years of work experience in a student service oriented environment, preferably in a higher education. Knowledge of University environment and student admissions process is highly recommended.  At least seven years of administrative experience working with diverse student populations is required.  Software proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

To Apply:

A cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references should be submitted electronically to:  http://ejobs.umd.edu under position number 108400.  Salary is commensurate with experience. For best consideration, applications should be received by 10 July 2017, but applications will continue to be considered after this date until the position is filled.

POINT of CONTACT: Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Michael McNicholas, Director of Administrative Services for Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD 20742, Email: mmcnich@umd.edu.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


Coordinator of Administrative Processes (Exempt, 12 mos full-time)

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Coordinator of Administrative Processes will provide extensive support for all facets of the department, while maintaining the highly confidential nature of the department’s academic & business matters (i.e. Chair’s office, personnel matters, APT process, accounting/budget). This position will serve as the point of contact for the Department with internal and external faculty, alumni, staff, students, parents, and contributors. Incumbent will coordinate the activities of various departmental committees such as, Departmental Advisory Board, faculty searches, and APT committees.

Professionally interacts with a diverse group of individuals, including state and university officials, alumni, donors, distinguished visitor’s/seminar speakers, corporate executives, current or prospective faculty, staff and students.  Develop, coordinate, and maintain departmental records and statistics, including departmental elections data, departmental directory, and other important lists crucial to the organization of the department.  Manage the FAR and OPA processes for the Department and will serve as departmental liaison and reviewer for FAR and OPA reporting. Manage the administration of the Department’s APT process, to include: identification of eligible APT candidates; coordination of APT administration; candidate dossier preparation and assembly; interaction with college and university level APT committees on behalf of department. 

Incumbent shall serve as a resource person for multiple NIST Cooperative Agreement(s).  Tracking journal articles and publications by researchers working on NIST Cooperative Agreements. This includes maintaining an EndNote reference database, searching Web of Science and related on-line databases of scientific journal articles.

Minimum Qualifications:

Successful applicants shall have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Minimum of 3 years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree.  Minimum of 4 years of related experience with an associate degree.  Minimum of 7 years of related experience with a HSD/GED.  Ability to learn new databases available on campus; Ability to compile and analyze data; advanced knowledge and experience with MS Office (MS Word/Excel), publication tracking software Web of Science and End Note software: Excellent oral and written communication skills; Highly organized, very efficient and able to work independently; Ability to interact effectively in a professional business environment.

To Apply:

A cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references should be submitted electronically to:  http://ejobs.umd.edu under position number 123125.  Salary is commensurate with experience. For best consideration, applications should be received by 30 June 2017, but applications will continue to be considered after this date until the position is filled.

POINT of CONTACT: Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Michael McNicholas, Director of Administrative Services for Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD 20742, Email: mmcnich@umd.edu.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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Postdoctoral/Research Positions

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Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Positions

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Internships, REUs, and Undergraduate Research

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