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Dual position for Director of the Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology (COEN) and faculty member (School of Engineering & Technology )
Ref no:
Fac 06/18
Field of study
August 30, 2018
Contact Info:
Tel no. (66-2) 524-5019
Fax no. (66-2) 524-5056

Call for Applications and Nominations for (Dual position)

Director, Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology (COEN) and
Faculty member 
(at commensurate professorial rank) in Nanotechnology,
Department of Industrial Systems Engineering, School of Engineering & Technology (SET)

The Asian Institute of Technology, an autonomous non-profit international postgraduate institution based in Thailand, invites applications and confirmed nominations for the dual position of Director of the Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology (COEN) and faculty member (assistant professor, associate professor or professor) in Nanotechnology.  The position is expected to be filled by 1 January 2019 or at the earliest practical date.

The Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology (COEN) is an institute-wide interdisciplinary research center that provides two core functions.  The research center conducts and supports nanotechnology research and development at AIT, with research funded by government grants, industry contracts and non-governmental organizational (NGO) projects.  Secondly, COEN provides curriculum, faculty and instruction to the Nanotechnology academic program. The mission of the academic program is to provide education towards the attainment of Master of Science, Master of Engineering or doctoral degrees.  Professional, certificate, online and training programs in nanotechnology are also coordinated by COEN.

As COEN Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for the administration of COEN in accordance with AIT policies and regulations.  As chief executive of the Center, the Director leads the Center in all of its activities, including research, outreach, staffing and budgeting.

The Nanotechnology academic program is part of the Industrial Systems Engineering (ISE) Department of the School of Engineering and Technology (SET).  The successful candidate is also responsible, as a faculty member, to serve as leader of the nanotechnology academic program. In addition to coordinating the academic program, he or she is required to teach courses offered in the nanotechnology curriculum and to mentor master’s degree and doctoral students.  This burgeoning technology area in nanotechnology at AIT, with a focus on nanomaterials engineering, provides an international level engineering program.

The successful candidate is expected to provide dynamic, visionary and creative leadership in advancing the missions of SET and AIT.  The new Director/Faculty is expected to take COEN and the Nanotechnology academic program to the next levels of growth, respectively, with the objectives of making both of them sustainable.

Minimum Requirements

  1. hold a doctorate in physics, chemistry or engineering with specialization in nanoscience / nanotechnology;
  2. have experience in teaching, curriculum development and student mentoring;
  3. have internationally published papers with citations (SCOPUS and Google Scholar) involving nanoscience or nanotechnology;
  4. possess excellent English communication, administration and organizational skills.
  5. have demonstrated ability for research collaboration via an international network;

Preferred Qualifications

  1. have experience in writing proposals and winning grants from national, regional and/or international governmental and NGO institutions;
  2. have ability to seek out and work with industry to achieve funding for contractual projects;
  3. work with faculty across the institute, and
  4. have demonstrated experience with academic and/or research center administration;

The selected candidate will be given a joint appointment between the Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology (COEN) and School of Engineering & Technology (SET) for an initial period of two years that is renewable based on performance and mutual consent.  The salary offered is competitive in the region, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Additional benefits include provident fund, air travel for self and legal dependents, settlement grant, education assistance for dependent children, and medical benefits as provisioned in Institute policies and procedures.

Interested persons are requested to send their letter of application, along with (a) detailed curriculum vitae, (b) copies of at least five selected publications, (c) names and addresses of three references, as well as (d) a one-page professional statement describing vision, goals and aspirations for COEN and the Nanotechnology academic program, to the following address:

 Director, Office of Human Resources Services
 Asian Institute of Technology
 P.O. Box 4 Klong Luang
 Pathumthani 12120
 Tel:    (66-2) 524-5019
 Fax:    (66-2) 524-5056
 E-mail: (cc:

The deadline to receive applications and confirmed nominations is 30 August 2018.  Review of applications and confirmed nominations will immediately begin soon after the deadline, and will continue until the position is filled.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview. The position is expected to be filled by 1 January 2019 or at the earliest practical date.