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University Seeks Assistant Professor in Polymer Nanotechnology

December 14, 2009

The University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Polymer Nanotechnology in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Preference will be given to those candidates that have a strong background in the areas of polymer nanotechnology and nanocomposites: however, outstanding candidates from all areas of polymer science and engineering are encouraged to apply. Exceptional candidates may be considered at a higher rank.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering, polymer or materials science and engineering, or a related field, and are expected to teach core courses in the chemical engineering department as well as courses in a polymer chemistry and engineering curriculum. The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program as part of the USC thrust in polymer nanocomposite research in the new Horizon I research building.

Interested applicants should send an electronic letter of application, curriculum vitae, a concise description of research and teaching plans, and three letters of reference to Chair, FEI Cluster Search Committee, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208 via For full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2009.


The University of South Carolina is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.