Materials Science and Engineering Faculty Position

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Materials Science and Engineering Faculty Position

Published on: July 31, 2018 | Views: 2031

Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute (SCUPI) invites applications at all levels for non-tenure-stream (NTS) faculty positions beginning late-February 2019 (2019 Spring Semester) or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. We are seeking outstanding candidates in general areas of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), especially those with expertise and experience in teaching undergraduate-level MSE courses and supervising undergraduate research and capstone projects.

SCUPI faculty are employees of Sichuan University. Terms of employment, including salary, relocation, and start-up packages are competitive and on par with those NTS offers by universities in the United States. While the current opening is primarily for teaching, those who are interested in developing research as part of his/her future professional portfolios are encouraged to apply also, as the Institute is placing more emphasis on research as it becomes more developed.
As the realization of a new archetype involving institute-scale, collaborative entities developed by leading universities in the U.S. and China, the Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute (SCUPI) is an academic entity jointly established by Sichuan University (SCU) and the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt). The institute is one of five large-scale partnerships between an American university and a top-rate (985 level) Chinese university.

Having matriculated its first group of 100 freshmen in the fall of 2015, SCUPI now enrolls around 650 undergraduate students in three majors, including Industrial Engineering (IE), Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Mechanical Engineering (ME). The institute’s focus is on advanced and sustainable manufacturing. Our technical curriculum complies fully with the curriculum of Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering and all courses are taught in English. To enrich our students’ international experience, we implement dual-degree mobility programs, such as 2+2, 3+1, 3+1+1, for our junior and senior students. In addition to Pitt, our students study at Carnegie Mellon, the University of Southern California, University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, The Ohio State University and the University of Colorado. SCUPI will celebrate its first graduating class (2015) in the spring of 2019. SCUPI will continue to grow to an enrollment of 1600 students and 80 faculty members, which will be achieved in approximately 5 years. Along with this strategic plan, a 30,000 square-foot building is being constructed. This new space and facilities will offer even more opportunities for innovations in education, research, and career development. More information about SCUPI can be found at


– Applicants must have a PhD in materials science engineering or a related field, or complete their degree within the first semester of hire.

– Native-level English fluency is required.

– Candidates should have experience teaching at the university level and be interested in helping to build and grow a new institution.

– Candidates searching for temporary appointments (e.g. for sabbatical leave) will also be considered.

To Apply:
Faculty recruitment is rolling-basis. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Required Documents:

– A detailed curriculum vitae;

– A statement of teaching interests and philosophy;

– A list of at least three references (with contact information).

Please submit required documents to To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply before December 2018, but applications will be accepted until positions are filled.