The following positions
are available at the Liquid Crystal Institute:
Endowed Senior Faculty Position in the field of Advanced Materials
and Surface Science
Full time, tenure-track faculty
In a major joint venture, Kent State University, Case Western Reserve
University, and Youngstown State University have received a multimillion
award from the State of Ohio to establish a Research Cluster on Surfaces
in Advanced Materials in collaboration with industrial partners:
Alpha Micron, Inc., CoAdna Photonics, Inc., Cleveland Botanical Garden,
Kent Displays, Inc., Kent Optronics, Inc., and LXD, Inc. The Research
Cluster will invest aggressively in senior research talent and related
facilities and equipment. As a part of this program, Kent State University
has been awarded an endowed senior faculty position for an Ohio Research
Scholar in the Liquid Crystal Institute, specializing in the area
of soft materials and soft matter interfaces. The Liquid Crystal
Institute is a leader in basic and applied liquid crystal science,
with a broad range of research activities, partnerships with academic
and industrial centers, exemplary facilities, and a vibrant scientific
atmosphere. Further information is available on the website http://www.lci.kent.edu.
Responsibilities include conducting a vigorous program of innovative
and funded research, collaborating with academic and industrial partners,
supervising graduate students, and teaching. The Ohio Research Scholar
will be considered for tenure in Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary
Program, or departments of Chemistry, Physics, or Biological Sciences,
depending on the background. Qualification: PhD in Physics, Chemistry,
Materials Science, or related field required. Applicants must also
have an established record of outstanding scholarly research and the
ability to secure extramural funding.
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
For a complete description of the position and to apply online, visit
the KSU jobsite, http://jobs.kent.edu and complete an academic data
form for the position number 990952. In addition, please attach a letter
of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three
professional references or mail to: Oleg D. Lavrentovich, Director,
Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, PO Box 5190 Kent OH
page updated May 11, 2011.
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