The University of Alabama is seeking candidates for the position of Endowed Chair and Director of the Center for Materials for Information Technology in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The position will be available on January 1, 2009, and the appointment will be made as a faculty member in a department appropriate to the candidate's field of specialization. The Center, currently a NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, has a significant number of industrial sponsors and an
... y focus. Faculty members from six different academic departments and two colleges participate in materials research related to information storage and related areas. The Center also has available world-class fabrication, characterization, and computational facilities commensurate with its broad and interdisciplinary research. The Center's research has focused on magnetic information storage, but leadership of the director in the exploration of new areas is expected. Strong communication skills and a willingness to work in a team environment are critical. Responsibilities include organization and evolution of the center, establishment of foci for collaborative research, assessment of future needs in information storage and other areas, initiation of research projects appropriate to his/her own expertise, management of the Center's staff, and interaction with industrial, federal, and state agencies to represent the capabilities of the researchers and the facilities of the Center. Candidates should have an earned doctoral degree and a strong record of scholarship and leadership in an area of science or engineering. Additional information about the MINT Center and the University of Alabama can be found at http://mint.ua.edu/. Applicants interested in this position are requested to apply online at http:// f a c u l t y j o b s . u a . e d u / a p p l i c a n t s / Central?quickFind=51910. Con sider ation of applicants will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer. Located in the thriving, multicultural city of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba off ers students and faculty a vibrant learning community, exceptional facilities and the chance to explore ideas, challenge assumptions and turn theory into reality. Our researchers are among the best in the world, fi nding new ways to protect the environment, improve human health, advance technology and strengthen communities in Canada and beyond. With more than 30,000 students, faculty, and staff , and over 90 degree programs, the University of Manitoba plays a key role in the social, cultural, and economic well-being of our community and our world.