Full-Time Faculty in Materials Science and Nano-Engineering (MAT-1-2021)

Full-Time Faculty in Materials Science and Nano-Engineering (MAT-1-2021)


Full-Time Faculty in Materials Science and Nano-Engineering



The Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (FENS) at Sabancı University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the field of Materials Science and Nano Engineering that will commence in the 2022-2023 academic year. Candidates having expertise in the field of quantum mechanical based computational methods in materials studies and discovery will be considered. Preferred academic ranks are at the Assistant Professor level, but applicants at the Associate Professor level will also be considered depending on academic credentials and prior experience.

Materials Science and Nano engineering Program offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and has strong ties and collaboration with Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM) as well as Sabancı University Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Center (SU IMC).



To be eligible for this position, a strong interest in Materials Science and Nanotechnology Education and capacity to offer fundamental courses in Materials Science both at the undergraduate and graduate level is a must.  In addition, the candidate will also be expected to offer at least one specialized course related to quantum mechanical treatment of solids/materials that will complement the existing curriculum in the Program. 


Successful applicants will have demonstrated outstanding scholarly research in the fields of computational/theoretical studies of materials and materials discovery using quantum mechanical approaches as well as theoretical spectroscopic studies emphasizing physical and chemical properties of solids and interfaces. The preferred candidate will be expected to develop an independent, internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program and be able to establish an international network within her/his scientific field of activity. 


Apart from teaching and research, the successful candidate is expected to undertake service and citizenship roles, contribute to the operation and promotion of the University as well as the profession.

Qualifications sought:

Minimum qualification for the posted position is a doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Physics, Materials Chemistry or a related field followed by a productive postdoctoral research period.

How to apply?

Applications must include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching plans (4 pages max. for each), and the contact details of at least three professional references using the online application form at https://sucrm.sabanciuniv.edu/academiccv/application.php?advertcode=MAT-1-2021.

The evaluation of applications will start on December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

About Sabancı University

Established by Sabancı Foundation in 1994, Sabancı University provides a world class education to its students from undergraduate to doctorate levels. It is distinguished by its educational system which was unique in Turkey when Sabancı University started its educational activities in 1999. It offers freedom to all its students to choose their academic program within the first two years after they are enrolled in the university. Sabancı University has been the most entrepreneurial and innovative foundation university in the University Entrepreneurship and Innovation Index produced by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology of Turkey since 2012. It also ranks one of the top among the universities from Turkey in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. As a young university with twenty years of history, Sabancı University aspires to become an international reference point for innovation in education and research. 

Sabancı University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment in education and employment. The University respects all individuals without any discrimination of gender, religion, national and ethnic origin, race, color, physical disability, physical appearance, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, age, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational, admission and employment policies, and its scholarship and university-sponsored programs.