Kenneth and Celia Carlile Chair in Materials Science


The Carlile Chair was established to enhance the expanding research capabilities of the University in the board area of Materials Science and Engineering.   These positions are expected to contribute to the growing research enterprise at Baylor University in the strategic areas of Materials ScienceHealth, and Human Flourishing and as identified in the Illuminate vision document.   This is one full time tenure professor position in the School of Engineering & Computer Sciences.  The anticipated start date is Fall 2021.  The successful candidate is expected to maintain a highly active and internationally recognized research program, engaging in sponsored research, teaching, mentoring and training of graduate students, collaborating with other faculty and colleagues in new research projects, and establishing strong ties with the Baylor community. 


Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in material science and engineering or a related field and have a significant level of teaching, research and scholarship accomplishments commensurate with the rank of full professor with tenure.

Application Instructions

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 05/31/2021. To apply, please submit a letter of application, a 1-2 page research plan, a 1-2 page teaching philosophy, current curriculum vitae, a copy of an official transcript showing the highest degree conferred (if the Ph.D. is in progress, a copy of the official transcript of completed Ph.D. hours should also be submitted), and the names and email addresses of three persons willing to provide letters of recommendation as a single PDF file through this Interfolio link: Finalists for this position will be required to submit official transcripts for the doctoral degree in advance of a campus visit. Inquiries about the position can be sent to

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.


Office of the Vice Provost for Research

Kevin Chambliss, Ph.D.