Interdisciplinary Faculty Positions

Interdisciplinary Faculty Positions
in the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
(Advert Reference Code: FENS-2-2019)
Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey

Sabancı University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences is seeking strong interdisciplinary faculty members who have an interdisciplinary research vision that bridges different disciplines to tackle challenging problems that cross multiple fields. The candidate is expected to demonstrate scientific excellence and fit for this position. Accordingly, the candidate should demonstrate

  • through their published papers that they are able to build bridges across different research fields to solve challenging problems in innovative ways;
  • through their teaching statement that they are eager to disseminate what is fundamental and contemporary for each field and help students acquire an interdisciplinary skill-set and vision;
  • through their reference letters that they have established comprehensive networking by interacting with scientists from various fields and accumulated abilities to discuss ideas from alternative perspectives.

In addition to these documents,

  • the candidate should express in their statement of purpose how they are prepared to tailor the above-mentioned qualifications to Sabancı University’s unique teaching and research environment, wherein the intellectual diversity has been cross-fertilized thorough research and development activities inherent in each discipline.

Evaluations of the applicants will begin on January 15, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but no later than the final deadline of April 1, 2020.

Sabancı University, a privately funded premier academic institution with excellent facilities, started instruction in the 1999-2000 academic year in its new state-of-the-art campus located in suburban Istanbul. The University offers 13 undergraduate programs and 46 graduate programs in three faculties (Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Management). The University aims at establishing a high standard of academic excellence and a research-oriented atmosphere both for its faculty and for its students while nurturing productive relationships particularly with the industries in the region which constitute the industrial heartland of Turkey. The University provides faculty members excellent support, including housing on campus if available or a housing stipend. The medium of instruction is English.

Sabancı University was ranked as the best University according to the "University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Index" compiled by the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology in 2017, 2016 and 2015. It is also the first Turkish foundation university to be included in the top 200 (182nd place) of the Times Higher Education (THE) 2014 Rankings and is ranked 13th among the universities under 50 years old worldwide.

Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Sabancı University accepts academic resumes through a web-based applicant tracking system. Applicants are asked to complete an online application form through the University website