The Department of Materials Science at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Materials Characterization. The appointment is intended to be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level; however, consideration will also be given to exceptional candidates at the Full Professor level. This position will expand upon current McMaster expertise in materials analysis, micro-nanostructures and nanoscale fabrication as well as contributing to the Faculty’s strategic initiatives in sustainability.
The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. It has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. The Faculty has approximately 160 faculty members, along with close to 4,000 undergraduate and 750 graduate students.
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering has a strong international reputation in both research and teaching and is one of the top Materials Departments in Canada. In addition to our international reputation for excellence in characterization our faculty members are internationally recognized for their cutting edge research activities in areas such as nanomaterials, biomaterials, solar cells, supercapacitors, batteries, computational materials science, materials processing, corrosion, materials for automotive applications, as well as ferrous metallurgy.
The successful candidate should have expertise in the field of advanced electron microscopy methods, with a focus on structure and properties relationships in Micro-Nano systems (nanoscale structures, devices, low dimensional materials and/or interfaces). The applicant is expected to develop a strong externally funded research program in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and capitalize on the use of existing infrastructure at the university and located, in particular, at the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy. This facility currently houses two aberration-corrected microscopes, one FIB, 3 SEMs, one Auger Scanning Microscope and a 3D Atom Probe. Over the last few years, McMaster University has received funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ministry of Research and Innovation and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council totaling approximately $40M in materials analysis. This position will build upon faculty expertise in materials engineering, as well as facilities and experience available through the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, the Centre for Emerging Device Technology and the Centre for Research in Micro-Nano Systems.
Faculty Selection Committee – Micro-Nano Systems
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West, JHE-357
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L7, Canada