Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure Faculty Positions

Much of America's infrastructure will need new methods of construction by 2050. Missouri S&T's interdisciplinary researchers are helping create the composites, chemicals and concrete needed for this growth.

We’re looking for individuals to help us make our mark in this area, which is critical to economic development in Missouri and the nation.

Missouri University of Science and Technology is seeking highly qualified, motivated faculty members in various disciplines to join the university at a pivotal moment in its 144-year history. The university has an inspiring new chancellor, an ambitious strategic plan strongly supported by the University of Missouri System, and a decade of growth in its enrollments, research expenditures, scholarly activity and overall academic quality. In rising to the challenge, the university will add 100 new faculty members by 2020 — growing the faculty by 20 percent.  Part of this bold, ambitious plan includes employing transformative and focused hiring in four interdisciplinary signature areas, including Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure. .

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

 As part of a focused hiring campaign in the area of Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure, the Missouri University of Science and Technology is seeking candidates for two positions, one tenure-track at the assistant professor level and a second mid-career position at either the associate professor or professor level.  All application materials must have position reference number 00067779 for the associate professor position, or 00067780 for the assistant professor position, in order to be processed.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in chemistry, polymer or materials science, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, or a closely related discipline, with research experience in the particular cluster area discipline.  The successful candidate is expected to collaborate on interdisciplinary research with colleagues from science and engineering departments through the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies ( and to develop and sustain a strong externally funded research program.  Candidates should have excellent communication skills and a commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels.  The appointment is anticipated to begin in fall 2017.

Missouri University of Science and Technology is seeking highly qualified, motivated faculty members in the interdisciplinary signature area of Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure.  AS part of a focused hiring campaign in this signature area, Missouri S&T invites applications for full-time, tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant and associate professor levels; however, outstanding applicants at the full professor level may be considered.  The priority hiring areas for this cluster hire are:

  • Advanced Construction Polymer Materials and Chemicals – Areas of particular interest include the synthesis and development of polymers, polymer admixtures, and coatings with respect to the chemistry of construction materials, including binder-polymer interaction.
  • Automation in Construction – Disciplines of interest include the modeling, design, optimization, and control for developing novel construction automation methods/systems for buildings, roadways, and nuclear and electric utility infrastructure; advanced construction robotics and machine automation for civil infrastructure.
  • Composite Design for Infrastructure Applications – Disciplines of interest comprise of multi-scale/multi-physics computational models for novel construction materials, including cementitious systems and reinforcement for civil infrastructures; fabrication and experimental testing is also of special interest.

Depending on the area of focus, candidates are expected to have a strong background in a number of the following areas:  cement-admixture interaction, physical chemistry, construction materials science and engineering, automation in construction operations, automated inspection and multi-scale constitutive modeling of civil infrastructure systems.

The Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure signature area plays a critical role in improving the nation’s existing transportation, nuclear, and utility infrastructure in an environmentally sustainable manner.  Additional information regarding this signature are is available at:

Candidates should include the following with their letter of application:  1. Current curriculum vitae; 2. Statement of research plans; 3. Statement of teaching philosophy; and 4. Names and contact information for at least three references.  All application materials must have position reference number as referred to above in order to be processed.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.  All application materials must be electronically submitted to the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Resource Office at:  Acceptable electronic formats that can be used include PDF and Word.  The Missouri University of Science and Technology seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples.


The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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