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  • Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure-Track): The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia solicits outstanding applicants for a tenure track faculty position. The successful applicant will develop an internationally recognized research program, engage enthusiastically in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and perform service in support of outreach and academic self‐governance. Opportunities exist to (i) develop independent research, (ii) explore interdisciplinary collaborations with existing faculty, and (iii) initiate new research initiatives focused on a variety of materials classes, functionalities and energy technology platforms which demand that materials operate at high homologous temperatures. Candidates who specialize in experimental, computational, theoretical or combinations of approaches are sought. We are especially interested in candidates who seek to address high temperature materials behavior through a materials science approach, applying equilibrium and kinetics processes that govern the nano‐ micro‐structure/processing/property paradigm. job posting #0619986
  • Research Scientist: The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia is seeking outstanding candidates for a one-year full-time Research Scientist position within the Laboratory for Astrophysics and Surface Physics. This position will focus on fundamental laboratory experiments to support Dawn mission observations of Ceres. In addition, the Research Scientist will also contribute to ongoing research concerning the sputtering of planetary analogs and other materials under ion impact. job posting #0620346
  • Research Scientist: The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia is seeking outstanding candidates for a Research Scientist. This position is term-limited. Primary responsibilities include participating with the Cassini team members to develop rarefied gas dynamics models to provide planning, data analyses and data interpretation of measurements to be made by the Cassini spacecraft of Saturn's Atmosphere during its proximal orbits. This will include disseminating the scientific results at national conferences and in peer reviewed scientific journals. Secondary duties include writing scientific proposals to NASA and NSF to obtain funding to further research in the area of planetary evolution. job posting #0620345

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