Job ID: 185783

Research Assistant Professor - Additive Manufacturing with Emphasis on Materials Science and Engineering

University of North Texas

  • May 16, 2022
  • Research Assistant Professor - Additive Manufacturing with Emphasis on Materials Science and Engineering
  • UNT-Ctr Agile & Adaptive Add. Mfg-190405
  • University of North Texas
    Denton, TX
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Research Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Materials Sciences/Polymer Sciences

Department Summary
UNT is rapidly building its Center for Agile and Adaptive Manufacturing (CAAAM), a State of Texas funded multi-million-dollar initiative with a multi-disciplinary focus on further advancing the science and technology of additive manufacturing (AM). CAAAM involves a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from materials science, mechanical engineering, manufacturing, data science, cybersecurity and logistics & supply chain, committed to collaborating on large research projects with an emphasis on additive manufacturing. One of CAAAM’s principal focus areas is on advancing the fundamental understanding of the materials science underlying AM. This includes, process fundamentals via experimentation and modeling, microstructural evolution, and microstructure/defect-property relationships specifically in metallic, ceramic, and metal-ceramic composite materials. CAAAM has a suite of state-of-the-art AM equipment including an open-architecture and open-platform laser powder bed fusion system, a research-oriented directed powder deposition system, and a hybrid additive-subtractive processing system. Additional sophisticated lasers are available for probing the fundamentals of laser-materials interactions and for processing novel materials. With the rapid ongoing growth of CAAAM, new AM equipment and supporting infrastructure are being continually added to the center. CAAAM works synergistically with UNT’s Materials Research Facility (MRF) which houses a suite of advanced characterization equipment addressing multiple length scales of microstructural details, all the way from angstroms to centimeters. MRF equipment include multiple high-resolution scanning electron microscopes (with electron backscatter diffraction capability), dual-beam focused ion beam microscope, transmission electron microscopy, and atom probe tomography. A state-of-the-art x-ray tomography system is also available in UNT’s Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes Institute (AMMPI). For more information about UNT, MTSE and CAAAM visit or

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary The Center for Agile and Adaptive Manufacturing (CAAAM) is seeking a Research Assistant Professor to collaborate with a team of faculty for addressing some fundamental questions related to the materials science of AM. This is a non-tenure track terminal faculty position with a primary association with CAAAM and secondary association with an appropriate academic department. This position would require a strong background in processing-microstructure-property relationships in additively manufactured materials. Materials of interest include metals and ceramics for aerospace, biomedical, and oil and natural gas industries. In addition to research and scholarly work on the materials science aspects of AM, the candidate is also expected to develop proposals for competitive external funding from federal and state agencies, as well as from industry. The candidate will also be expected to mentor graduate students and post-doctoral researchers working in CAAAM.

Minimum Qualifications
An earned doctorate in materials science and engineering or a closely related field.

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