Open Position: Assistant Professorship - 2017

The Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering of the Middle East Technical University (METU) invites applications for tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level; however, exceptional candidates at higher levels may also apply. Candidates are expected to have a PhD degree in a related discipline and preferably a postdoctoral experience.

The Department and the University provide strong research support with access to some of the most extensive and modern facilities on campus. The research areas of the Department are centered on three broad platforms of materials engineering, ceramic materials and production metallurgy.

Highly qualified applicants in all areas of materials science and engineering, experimental or theoretical will be considered by giving preference to the ones focused on the following areas:


  • Computational Materials Science
  • Production Metallurgy
  • Soft Matter and Polymer Processing
  • Electrochemistry

The candidates must possess a distinguished record of research accomplishments and publications, and a demonstrated ability to mentor graduate students and develop an innovative research and educational program. Successful candidates will be expected to attract external funding and build a strong sponsored-research programme, lead independent cutting edge research in his/her field, and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF document to mete@metu.edu.tr. Electronic applications should include: 1) cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a concise research statement, 4) a concise teaching statement and 5) list of three references with their contact information.

Review of applications will begin on January 15th, 2017 (for further or follow-up information please follow the link http://www.mete.metu.edu.tr/announcements/facultysearch.htm )


Additional funding may be available for Turkish citizens from The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) through “TUBITAK 2232 Reintegration Research Fellowship Programme” (For further information on Reverse Brain Drain Programme please follow the link http://www.tubitak.gov.tr/tr/burslar/doktora-sonrasi/arastirma-burs-programlari/icerik-2232-yurda-donus-arastirma-burs-programi


For more information, please contact:


Prof. C. Hakan GUR


Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,
Middle East Technical University,
Ankara 06800 TURKEY