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Full-Time Faculty in Materials Science and Nano-Engineering (MAT-1-2023)

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. The position is expected to commence in the 2024-2025 academic year. Candidates having expertise in electronic and optical properties of materials as well as interfaces will be considered. Emphasis on state of the art experimental techniques is a plus. Preferred academic ranks are at the Assistant Professor level, but applicants at all ranks 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 to and collaborations 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 linking material properties to electronic/optical device science and technology that will complement the existing curriculum in the Program. 


Successful applicants will have demonstrated outstanding scholarly research in the area of electronic and optical properties of materials emphasizing novel phenomena in various material types and material interfaces, be able to design and conduct state of the art experimental studies. The preferred candidate will be expected to develop an independent, internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program and establish an international collaboration network.


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 in a recognized institution. 

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 

The evaluation of applications will start on December 1, 2023, 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.