Materials Science and Engineering

This position is part of the Drexel Engineering Faculty Cluster Hiring initiative.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University welcomes applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a demonstrated record of excellence as part of a cluster hire in the College of Engineering. Aligned with the Drexel University 2030 strategic plan, the College of Engineering's cluster hire aims at strengthening Drexel's identified areas of excellence. Candidates with any research area related to the College of Engineering’s cluster hire themes of Energy and Sustainability; Smart, Integrated Cities; and Health, Wellness, and Medicine will be considered.

We seek candidates who can establish a dynamic collaborative materials research program and contribute to the development and delivery of a learner-centered, agile curriculum. We encourage candidates from historically under-served groups to apply. We will prioritize candidates who demonstrate the potential for collaborating within the department, the college, and other colleges at Drexel University. Exceptional candidates without or with limited postdoctoral experience are also encouraged to apply.


The applicant must have a PhD in Engineering or a related field by the September 1, 2024 start date. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of and commitment to scholarly achievement and excellence.

About Drexel and MSE Department

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Drexel University is a world‐class, comprehensive, R1 research institution and a global leader in experiential education. Drexel University’s College of Engineering strives to create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. The college values inclusion as a core strength and an essential part of our founder, AJ Drexel’s mission of preparing each new generation of students for productive professional and civic lives, while also focusing our collective expertise on solving society’s greatest problems.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering has excelled in research productivity in the areas of nanomaterials, soft and biomedical materials, electronic materials, and materials for energy and environment applications. The department was ranked #39 in the world by the 2022 global US News & World Report rankings, leads internationally in 2D materials with extensive work on MXenes, and ranks continuously among the top academic departments at Drexel University in terms of funding per faculty.


Visit Careers at Drexel for a more detailed description and application instructions . In one PDF, candidates should submit the following: (i) a cover letter; (ii) curriculum vitae detailing educational background, research accomplishments, and work experience; (iii) research plan; (iv) teaching plan; (v) names of at least three professional references; and (vi) a personal statement, which discusses the candidate’s past experiences, present efforts, and/or future aspirations to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their academic careers. Drexel University believes that diversity and inclusivity are required for excellence, and candidates are encouraged to describe how their work celebrates diversity in their application.

The deadline to apply is December 9, 2022. Review of applications will begin in December and will continue until the position is filled. For questions, please contact please contact Ekaterina Pomerantseva or Hao Cheng.