Assistant Professor in Synthesis and Processing of Materials

University of California Berkeley College of Engineering

United States

Assistant Professor - Synthesis and Processing of Materials- Materials Science and Engineering /College of Engineering

Job #JPF02725
  • College of Engineering - Materials Science & Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open September 29th, 2020 through Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


University of California at Berkeley
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, in the broadly defined area of synthesis and processing of materials, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021. The area of interest includes, but is not limited to, the development of hybrid composite materials, coating systems, devices with 3D architectures, metamaterials and approaches to bioinspired materials that exploit the integration of self-assembly, novel materials chemistry and additive manufacturing. Outstanding candidates should demonstrate the potential to build a world-class research program in materials science and engineering with a focus on synthesis and processing of materials and a commitment to education and mentorship of students, to equity and inclusion, and to service to the campus and the materials science and engineering profession worldwide.

A PhD (or equivalent international degree) or being enrolled in PhD (or equivalent international degree) granting program at the time of application is required. Preferred qualifications: it is expected that the candidate will demonstrate the potential for collaborative, interdisciplinary research within the broad material science and engineering community at UC Berkeley and will contribute to advancing the education mission of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering through teaching and student mentorship. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of (i) potential to build a world-class research program in materials science and engineering with a focus on synthesis and processing of -materials, (ii) commitment to education and mentorship of students, (iii) commitment to equity and inclusion, and (iv) commitment to service to the campus and the materials science and engineering profession worldwide. To learn more about our department please visit

When submitting the required documentation, please note that we are requesting the contact details for 3 references (Letters of reference will be solicited by the department chair for candidates selected for serious consideration during initial screening. We will notify you before doing so). All recommendation letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including those who provide letters via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC statement on confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Applications should be submitted electronically and must be received by 11:59 pm (pacific time) on November 25, 2020. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. All applications received before the deadline will receive full consideration, but early application is encouraged. Review of applications will begin on October, 25, 2020. Please direct questions to

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty position will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. Examples of ongoing programming at the College are available at:

The University of California, Berkeley and the Materials Science and Engineering department are committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for f amily reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (3 page limit)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Interests
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

In your application, please refer to