Department of Chemistry



Tenure-Track - Georgia Institute of Tecnology, Atlanta

The School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) in Atlanta, Georgia is seeking to add tenure-track faculty in the area of polymers. Outstanding candidates with demonstrated expertise in the synthesis, structure-property characterization, theory/computational modeling, physical chemistry of polymers or biopolymers and the ability to build a strong research program in one or more of these polymer areas will be considered. Qualified candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in Materials Science and Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Polymer Science or closely related field with a strong and clear emphasis on polymers. Applicants with exceptional records of creativity, originality, and excellence will be considered at all levels of assistant, associate or full professor.

Successful candidates will be expected to lead independent research programs at the cutting edge of their field, attract external funding to build strong sponsored-research activities, successfully mentor graduate students, and develop and teach fundamental materials courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The School of Materials Science and Engineering has a research portfolio spanning all forms of materials including biomaterials, ceramics, composites, fibers, metals, nanostructures, polymers, and textiles, addressing societal grand challenges.  There are numerous opportunities for campus-wide interactions with the various academic units in the Colleges of Engineering and Science as well as with interdisciplinary institutes such as the Institute for Materials (IMat), Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI), the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI), the Institute of Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN), the Strategic Energy Institute (SEI), and the Georgia Tech Polymer Network (GTPN). 

Interested candidates must submit an online application, which includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research interest and teaching philosophy, and the names (and contact information) of at least five references, at:‐positions 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their complete application package by November 13, 2015 to ensure full consideration. The selection process will include passing a pre-employment background screening and credit check.  

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an AA/EOE Employer. 


Zhiqun LinProfessor
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Address: 771 Ferst Dr., NW Office:
3100K, Molecular Science & Engineering Bldg.
Atlanta, GA 30332-0245
Phone: 404-385-4404; Fax: 404-385-3734

Group Website:
Associate Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, The Royal Society of Chemistry