Michigan Tech SURF Applications Now Open

Applications for 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) are now open. Fellowship recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer term.

Awards are up to $4,000. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Feb. 7. A workshop on writing effective SURF proposals is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Fisher 133. More information and access to the application materials and instructions are available online or contact Sigrid Resh.

By Pavlis Honors College.

Two teaching faculty/lecturer positions at Illinois

We have two teaching faculty / lecturer positions available here at Illinois.
Open Rank Specialized Teaching Faculty Positions
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign seeks energetic and student-oriented individuals for Specialized Teaching Faculty positions-
Teaching Professor (all ranks -Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer. Teaching

Faculty positions are 9-month (Aug 16- May 15; paid over 12 months), full-time academic appointments
(non-tenure track). The Department has approximately 600 total undergraduate students. The
department resides in the School of Chemical Sciences, within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women,
veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit
Responsibilities: The principal duties are to (i) effectively teach required Chemical Engineering
undergraduate courses, (ii) develop, implement and evaluate programs that improve the engagement
and education of the students within the program. Teaching Faculty of all ranks are responsible for
preparing and presenting lectures, organizing and supervising laboratory sections, supervising design
projects, writing and grading examinations and laboratory reports, holding office hours to meet with
students outside of class time, monitoring teaching assistants, and assigning grades. Teaching faculty
members will be encouraged to develop innovative teaching methods and educational enrichment
activities. Other Teaching Faculty duties include involvement in course and program assessment,
curriculum development, advising, K-12 outreach and recruitment, and other education-related
committee work. Applicants for the Teaching Professor position (all ranks -Assistant/Associate/Full) will
be expected to engage in scholarly research and service to the department/college/university.
Qualifications: These positions require a PhD in chemical engineering, engineering education, or closely
related field. Applicants must have strong chemical engineering teaching skills. Preference will be given
for three years’ experience in a university teaching and/or work experience as an engineering
professional. Senior Lecturer and Teaching Professorial applicants will have demonstrated excellence in
university-level teaching. Teaching Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level applicants must demonstrate
instructional and curricular impact both within the department and beyond, either through scholarly
publications, invited talks, or other related activities involving their discipline, pedagogy, and student
Salary is competitive and based on experience. The actual start date is negotiable, beginning as early as
July 2020.
Create your University of Illinois application through https://go.illinois.edu/CHBEPositions selecting the
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Open Rank-Specialized Teaching Faculty Positions-Chemical &
Biomolecular Engineering and upload PDF files as follows:

*Lecturer/Senior Lecturer applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and
statement of teaching philosophy. The online application will require names and contact information for
three references.
*Teaching Assistant/Associate/Full Professor applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, as well as a teaching statement that summarizes their teaching philosophy and teaching
accomplishments, including contributions to the curriculum beyond one’s own classroom (no more than
3 pages, single-spaced), research narrative that describes their current research agenda and plan for
contributing scholarship that enhances the department and university and makes an impact beyond the
Campus. The online application will require names and contact information for three references.
Please contact the unit at chbe_apply@scs.uiuc.edu if you have questions. In order to ensure full
consideration, applications materials (in PDF format only) must be received by January 10,
2020. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made
until after that date.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of
a contingent offer.

Open Faculty Positions at Arizona State University

We are seeking candidates for several open tenure/tenure-track faculty positions (all ranks). Below are the specific areas of interest:

Control Theory and Applications
Manufacturing and Biomanufacturing
Quantum-enabled Applications via Next Generation Materials
Water Purification Processes and Technologies

Professor (all ranks) in Control Theory and Applications

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE) at Arizona State University (ASU) and the School for Engineering of
Matter, Transport and Energy seek applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in control theory and
applications. Applicants may contribute to programs and leverage investments by the University in promoting
interdisciplinary teaching and research. These investments include, among others: a multidisciplinary team of faculty
working on robotics and autonomous systems (http://robotics.asu.edu); a new multidisciplinary Master’s Degree in
Robotics and Autonomous Systems (http://ras.engineering.asu.edu); the Global Security Initiative
(https://globalsecurity.asu.edu/); ASU LightWorks (https://sustainability.asu.edu/lightworks/); the School of Earth
and Space Exploration (http://sese.asu.edu/); and the BioDesign Institute (http://biodesign.asu.edu).
The current opening is intended to broaden our expertise and expand collaborations. The School for Engineering of
Matter, Transport and Energy includes faculty who conduct research in the areas of dynamics, controls, and robotics,
with expertise in soft robotics, multi-robot systems, bio-inspired robotics, rehabilitation robotics, control of
stochastic systems, system identification, robust control, nonlinear systems and control, infinite-dimensional
systems and control, convex and non-convex optimization, control of and over networks, and machine learning.
Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/70485

Professor (all ranks) in Manufacturing and Biomanufacturing

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE) at Arizona State University (ASU) and the School for Engineering of
Matter, Transport and Energy are hiring faculty to support a broad initiative in manufacturing and biomanufacturing.
In conjunction with that initiative, we seek applicants for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in the areas of
manufacturing of advanced materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, semiconductor, and composites) and
biomanufacturing/biofabrication (biomolecules, biomaterials, cells and tissues). Areas of interest include but are
not limited to: additive manufacturing; biomanufacturing of biomolecules, cells, and/or tissues; large-scale
processing of advanced structural materials and biologics; bio-inspired fabrication, and integration of biological and
inorganic materials into complex systems.
We seek applicants who will contribute to our programs and will leverage investments by the university in
promoting interdisciplinary teaching and research. These investments include, among others, the
Manufacturing & Technology Innovation Hub (https://additive-manufacturing.engineering.asu.edu/), Lightworks
(https://sustainability.asu.edu/lightworks), and the Biodesign Institute (https://biodesign.asu.edu/), along with
academic programs across the university. Collaborations with faculty in NSF Engineering Research Centers:
CBBG (https://cbbg.engineering.asu.edu/) and NEWT (http://www.newtcenter.org/) and/or our health partners
in the local area including the Mayo Clinic (www.mayoclinic.org), Translational Genomics Institute
(www.tgen.org), Barrow Neurological Institute (www.barrowneuro.org), Banner Health
(www.bannerhealth.com) and Phoenix Children’s Hospital (www.phoenixchildrens.org) are encouraged. The
current openings are intended to broaden our expertise and expand collaborations.
Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/70975

Professor (all ranks) in Quantum-enabled Applications via Next Generation


The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE) at Arizona State University (ASU) and the School for Engineering of
Matter, Transport and Energy seek applicants for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions with emphasis in the
applications of quantum materials and quantum bio-materials. Specific areas of expertise and interest include, but
are not limited to, organic and inorganic quantum materials, hybrid quantum systems, quantum engineering, and
quantum biology. Example application areas include, but are not limited to, single photon emitters, quantum bio-
sensing, novel quantum photonics approaches, and other emerging applications only made possible by next
generation quantum materials.
Specific areas of expertise and interest include, but are not limited to, organic and inorganic quantum
materials, hybrid quantum systems, quantum engineering, and quantum biology. Example application areas
include, but are not limited to, single photon emitters, quantum bio-sensing, novel quantum photonics
approaches, and other emerging applications only made possible by next generation quantum materials.
Apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/70884
Professor (all ranks) in Water Purification Processes and Technologies
The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks applicants for a
tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the area of water purification processes and technologies to
support the National Science Foundation Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for
Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT).
Candidates should have research interests aligned with the study and integration of nanomaterials in
water purification processes. Nanotechnology involves manipulation of materials from the quantum
scale to ~100 nm size domain where unique optical, electronic, magnetic or other properties emerge,
and can be integrated into macroscale water processes. Research areas of interest include, but are
not limited to: electrocatalytic, electrochemical, solar, or light mediated processes for municipal,
industrial, wastewater, brackish groundwater, agricultural, humanitarian, space exploration,
biomedical or small system water treatment applications; machine learning and artificial intelligence
applications that lead toward materials or process discovery for applications related to water. NEWT
also includes a nanomaterials safety and sustainability theme, and candidates with associated research
interests in green synthesis of nanomaterials, nanomaterial safety, or evaluation of risks from
transformations of pollutants in water by nanotechnology enabled water treatment processes, are also
invited to apply.
Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/70362

Teaching faculty position at Washington State University

Several of our faculty will be at the AIChE meeting in Orlando and would welcome questions and discussion from potential candidates.

Teaching Assistant Professor

Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
Summary of Duties: The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and
Bioengineering (VSCEB) at Washington State University (WSU) invites applications for a full-time,
academic year (9 month) Teaching (Career Track) Assistant Professor position. The individual who
is hired into this position will be responsible for teaching the capstone bioengineering design
sequence, one or more courses in molecular and cellular bioengineering and up to three other
courses per year as appropriate, which may include an interdisciplinary capstone design sequence,
bioengineering transport phenomena, biochemical engineering, metabolic pathway analysis,
quantitative physiology or other courses as appropriate for the successful candidate. The duties will
also include participating in curriculum development, participating in continuous program
assessment activities, advising students, mentoring and interacting with students, supporting student
recruitment activities, and collaborating with others within the VSCEB, the University or other
organizations. The duties may also include mentoring student professional society clubs and

Additional Information: The individual hired for this position will join existing faculty members in
the Voiland School. As of Fall 2019, approximately 410 undergraduate (B.S.) students and 60 PhD
students are enrolled in programs offered by the VSCEB. We currently graduate about 75 BS
student and 12 graduate students each year. We plan to grow these undergraduate and graduate
enrollments through new, innovative offerings. Consequently, the VSCEB expects continued
increases in enrollments.

WSU is among 108 public and private U.S. universities recognized by the Carnegie Foundation with
the “very high research activity” categorization and among 240 universities and colleges nationwide
to earn the “community engagement” classification from the Carnegie Foundation. For more
information about WSU and the Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, visit
our home page at Voiland.wsu.edu.

Required qualifications: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, bioengineering,
biomedical engineering, or a closely related field or hold a Master’s degree in one of the above
disciplines and have at least three (3) years of teaching and/or industrial experience. Candidates with
experience in curriculum development or relevant industrial experience that would inform the
capstone design course instruction are preferred.

Application Materials: 1) Curriculum vitae, 2) a cover letter, 3) teaching statement and 4) contact
information for at least three (3) professional references. To apply, please visit

University of Michigan Open Faculty Positions

The University of Michigan Chemical Engineering Department is seeking outstanding candidates to join our faculty in all areas of chemical engineering and at all levels (tenured or tenure-track assistant, associate and full professor).

The University of Michigan Department of Chemical Engineering seeks highly
qualified applicants for tenure-track or tenured positions at all levels. Applicants
should have a PhD in chemical engineering or closely related fields, a track record of
outstanding research, and a commitment to excellence in education and student
mentoring. We seek qualified applicants from all areas of—and at the boundaries
of—chemical engineering. We are especially interested in applicants working in tissue
engineering, soft matter, energy life cycle, and artificial intelligence, including data
science, machine learning, and robotics.
The University of Michigan is consistently the top ranked public university in the US,
and ranks among the top universities worldwide, according to QS World University
Rankings. The UM College of Engineering and Michigan Chemical Engineering
Department are both ranked among the best in the nation. Ann Arbor is consistently
voted among the “best cities to live in America,” and is less than 30 minutes from
Detroit Airport. Ann Arbor features a diverse and international population, and offers
a broad range of cultural opportunities, outdoor attractions and world-class dining.
Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering

serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus, and service com-
mitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that,

together, provide the framework for all that we do. Information about our vision,
mission and values can be found at: http://strategicvision.engin.umich.edu/.

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commit-
ment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan

Engineering component of the University’s comprehensive,
five-year, DEI strategic plan—with updates on our programs
and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair, and
inclusive environment—can be found at:
The College of Engineering is especially interested in
candidates who can contribute, through their research,
teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Open Faculty Positions
Michigan Chemical Engineering

Candidates should complete
the on-line application at:

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Two open faculty positions at the University of Arkansas

The Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Arkansas is searching for two new faculty members.

The first position is completely within the department and is open with respect to rank.


The second position is joint with Biological & Agricultural Engineering (lead) and Food Science, and is for an Assistant Professor.


Michigan Tech Graduate Students: Storytelling for Researchers on October 30, 2019

A common mistake graduate students make in their professional communications is focusing too much on data and the process of collecting that data and not enough on the story behind the research.

Often you will have to share your research with a general audience who will not have the full technical background you possess and will quickly be lost in the mires of facts, figures and equations. Often, these are the same people you need to convince to fund your research, project or business.

Studies show our brains are hardwired for stories. You can learn simple storytelling elements to make people listen, understand the value of your work, and want to support your research. Learn to capture the essence of your research, and find the story behind it and why it is important to you and the world.

Here’s a great prep session for this year’s “Three Minute Thesis Contest” presented by local author Charli Mills. Mills punches readers in the gut with emotive 99-word narratives. A born buckaroo, she grew up telling stories, earned a degree in creative writing and communicated brands for a living.

She teaches punchy storytelling and leads 99-word challenges at CarrotRanch.com. This workshop is 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 30) in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. Register here.

By Graduate Student Government.

Michigan Tech LeaderShape Institute Applications Now Accepted

LeaderShape Institute applications are now being accepted for students. LeaderShape Institute 2020 will be held Jan. 6-11, 2020 at the Ford Center in Alberta, Michigan.

Do you know a student that may benefit from spending time learning how to “have a healthy disregard for the impossible?” The LeaderShape Institute challenges participants to “lead with integrity” while working towards a vision grounded in their values.

They are able to explore their leadership skills and engage in dynamic conversations. Encourage students to apply here. For more information, check out our website:  or contact Beka Horsch.

By Student Leadership and Involvement.