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Posted: Nov 01, 2011

Penn nanotechnology cluster hiring initiative

(Nanowerk News) The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to build interdisciplinary faculty clusters of eminence at the forefront of nanotechnology. In anticipation of the opening of the $100M Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology, a premier facility that integrates state-of-the-art nanocharacterization and nanofabrication facilities, numerous hires will comprehensively span forefront measurement, novel phenomena, innovative devices, and integrated systems. Successful candidates will be expected to couple with existing resources to synergistically build new areas of international impact.
Broad themes of interest include:
  • Advanced nanoprobes pushing the frontiers of multi-modal interactions, in-situ control, and/or ultra fast dynamics;
  • Coupled nanoscale phenomena providing new paradigms for designing and utilizing materials, particularly under extreme environments including ultrafast time scales, ultra-small dimensions, and intense energy fluxes;
  • Design and fabrication of multifunctional nanodevices that exploit such coupled phenomena for novel applications;
  • Emerging fields at the interface of nano and biotechnology;
  • Integrated systems for applications in nano-enabled computation, energy technologies, and nanomanufacturing.
  • Candidates will be expected to robustly utilize and further contribute to the development of experimental capabilities in the Singh Center, as well as to acquire and develop their own innovative experimental platforms. Candidates will also be expected to advance our creative educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Applicants with industrial experience or collaborations, and track records that include successful translational research programs and technology transfer are particularly encouraged and should highlight these accomplishments in their application.
    Appointments in this first round of hiring will be at the Associate or Full Professor level and applicants must have research and educational track records to merit an appointment with tenure. Successful candidates will be invited to participate in recruiting future faculty at all levels to further contribute to this long-term cluster hiring initiative, which builds on Penn's exemplary record in interdisciplinary research that integrates knowledge at the forefront of discovery.
    The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
    Source: University of Pennsylvania
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