Archives—January 2019

UC Davis Open Diversity Search

UC Davis was awarded “The Advancing Faculty Diversity Grant” for the purpose of increasing the diversity of ladder rank faculty through open searches conducted in the 2018-19 academic year.

UC Davis’ Office of Academic Affairs is currently conducting eight open-rank searches for tenure-track faculty in coordination with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as the deans of the participating schools/colleges. The searches are college or school-wide, without specification of a specific discipline or department, provided that an applicant’s area of expertise falls within a discipline embodied in the academic unit. Therefore, the successful engineering candidate may be placed into any of the eight engineering departments.

In addition to a strong record of research and teaching excellence, successful candidates will also have an accomplished track record (calibrated to their career stage) of teaching, research or service activities addressing the needs of African-American, Latino(a)/Chicano(a)/Hispanic, and Native American students or communities. Successful candidates will have a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.

More information, including how to apply can be found at the following links:


Michigan Tech HuskyLead Kick Off

HuskyLead, a leadership development series for all Michigan Tech students, kicks off for the Spring semester at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 29) in MUB Ballroom B.

Leadership development is essential for all students to truly make an impact on campus and society. These presentations encourage students, from campus leaders and student organization officers to individuals who just want to learn, to elevate their leadership skills by learning techniques, tips and tricks for success.

Jeremiah Baumann, assistant director, Creative and Technology Services will present “Rise Up: Don’t Throw Away Your Shot at Better Marketing.” Students will learn to tackle the problem of “same old organization marketing tactics” and focus on getting organizations excited to create some amazing materials to stand out.

Encourage your students to attend this session and the rest of our fantastic line up for the Spring Semester. For more information go to the HuskyLead website or email Beka Horsch.

Michigan Tech Alternative Spring Break Interest Meetings

Student Activities is offering two Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips. In partnership with NetWork Volunteers and Long Way Home, students will be able to volunteer in New Orleans, Louisiana or San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala.

ASBs exist to promote service learning and community building to Michigan Tech students through participation in experiential learning opportunities via an alternative break. Both ASB’s will focus on environmental sustainability.

In New Orleans, students will preserve wetlands, conserve protected land and work in public green spaces. Students will attend Green Building Academy to give students hands on experience in green, sustainable building and construction practices in Guatemala.

Applications are now open until Feb. 10. There are two interest meetings scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday (Jan.27) and 4 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 31) in Wads G17/19W. Questions can be directed to Beka Horsch.

New TT Faculty Position at the University of Minnesota Duluth

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites
application for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 19, 2019.
UMD is a comprehensive regional university overlooking Lake Superior. Duluth is a scenic port
city within proximity to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and has extensive
cultural, education, and recreational opportunities. Information about the department and UMD
can be found at ‘’. The candidate is expected to teach undergraduate
and graduate classes/laboratories in the Department of Chemical Engineering, develop a
sustainable research program, and provide appropriate service to the department, the college, the
university, and the profession. All areas of research related to chemical engineering will be
considered. Some preference may be given to candidates with research experience in process
control, catalysis, environmental engineering, sustainable energy, or bioengineering. Candidates
should have demonstrated a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and
graduate levels, and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications. Applicants must have a PhD
in Chemical Engineering or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution (by the
start of the appointment).

Applications must be submitted online. To apply, go to
and search for job ID 328497. First, submit the application with cover letter and CV/resume in
pdf format. Then, return to the “My Job Applications” page to attach the additional documents,
also in pdf format. Complete applications include the online application, cover letter, and
resume/CV, plus additional documents as follows: (1) statements of teaching, (2) research
interests/philosophy, (3) and contact information for three professional references. Even if you
provide this information within the application, you must also attach the requested additional
documents. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring
process, please contact a University of Minnesota Access Consultant at 612-624-3316.
Applications will be reviewed beginning 02/25/2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Students Invited to Apply for Spring Break Trip to Silicon Valley

Aspiring student entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to apply for the Michigan Tech Silicon Valley Experience, a spring break tour of California Bay Area companies that includes meetings with entrepreneurs and Michigan Tech alumni who are leaders in their field.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 8, and the application form can be found at SVE Experience 2019 Application. Up to fifteen students will be selected for this experience. Major funding for the trip is provided by Michigan Tech alumnus Kanwal Rekhi, as well as the Pavlis Honors College Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship and the School of Business and Economics in collaboration with 14 Floors.

Silicon Valley is known for its software giants, high-tech startups, Fortune 1,000 companies, innovative culture and entrepreneurial ecosystem—the environment that affects local/regional entrepreneurship, such as culture, policies, talent, entrepreneurial organizations, regional resources, and networks.

The Silicon Valley Experience will showcase multiple perspectives of a day in the life of successful entrepreneurs, innovators, engineers, and business leaders. This tour will provide an interactive opportunity for students to discover more about a variety of industry settings, to sample various innovative corporate cultures through tours and presentations, and to meet and talk with successful alumni entrepreneurs.

Students who are accepted will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour companies like Google, Netflix, Hewlett Packard, Facebook, Ford, Clari, BYTON, Twilio, Autodesk, Waymo, the Porter Vineyard, as well as recent Michigan Tech alumnus startup, Handshake
  • Meet with entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Talk with Michigan Tech alumni who are leaders in their field
  • Get answers to your real-world business, innovation, and leadership questions
  • Gain firsthand knowledge of the enterprises that are revolutionizing global business

Lodging, some food and ground transportation to and from toured companies will be covered. Students will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own air travel. As part of the student application, students will create a two-minute video describing how they will share their experience with the University community upon completion of their travel in order to positively contribute to our entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Students who have a demonstrated financial need can apply for a limited travel scholarship. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Casper.

Register for Michigan Tech Student Wellness Workshops

Developing good academic, wellness and mental health skills can help improve academic performance and overall well being. These workshops and seminars have been designed to help you find success and enjoy your time more thoroughly during your years at Michigan Tech.

Check out our main workshop series of rotating topics from 6 to 7 p.m. each Thursday in Rekhi G05 or register for one of our specialty workshops offered throughout the semester. Get more information or sign up for one of our workshops, here.

For questions, email

Specialty Workshops:

  • Motivation: How to find it and keep it What is motivation? Where does it come from? Why does it seem like some people have it and others don’t? We get it – motivation is not as easy at is sounds. Whether you’re looking to strengthen yours or find it to begin with, this workshop on motivation is a great place to start. Register here for Motivation Series A—1 p.m. Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb 12 in Admin. 201 Register here for Motivation Series B—1 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, March 26, April 4 in Admin 201.
  • Mindful Living: Tired of being tired, overwhelmed and behind? It’s easy to feel drained while you’re a student. Mindfulness can help eliminate this negative cycle and connect you with your inner-self, even in the most stressful of times. Meet with a community of others who are interested in building mindfulness and meditation skills to help reduce stress and increase joy in your life this semester. Register here for Mindful Living Series A—8 p.m.  Tuesday, Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12 in Wadsworth G17/19.  Register here for Mindful Living Series B—11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, March 6 in Van Pelt and Opie Library 234. Register herefor Mindful Living Series C—1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11 in Van Pelt and Opie Library 234
  • Building Emotional Resiliency: Life keeps happening even when you’re in school, sometimes bringing situations that cause lots of distress. Learn emotion regulation and distress tolerance skills that can help you feel more in control. This workshop will include information that will help you to better understand your emotions and how to keep them from taking over your life. Offered three times during the semester, this workshop is a three-week series of 60-minute sessions. Register here for Building Resiliency Series A—11 a.m.  Monday, Jan. 28, Feb. 11 in Admin. 311. Register here for Building Resiliency Series B—5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, March 6, March 30 in Wadsworth G12. Register here for Building Resiliency Series C—1 p.m. Friday, April 5, April 12, April 19 in Admin. 201.
  • Stress Less: Ready to lower anxiety and depression? Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) practices, this four-week structured workshop will teach you skills to grow mindfulness. Register here for Stress Less Series A: Tuesdays at 3:00 – Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12 – Administration Building 311 Register here for Stress Less Series B— 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, March 7 in Wadsworth G12. Register here for Stress Less Series C—10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, April 10, April 17, April 24 in Admin. 20.1
  • Maximizing Your Connections: Learn how to use resources and relationships to meet your academic and professional goals. Register here for Connections Series A—2 p.m. Thursday,  Jan. 24, Jan. 31 in Fisher 126. Register here for Connections Series B— 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, April 3 in Fisher 126.
  • Committed Action: Take Steps to Make Change in Your Life. This workshop is focused on utilizing the process of “committed action” from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Sign up if you’re not just contemplating but READY to make a change in your life. We will focus our time on utilizing your values and goals and helping you to design steps that you are willing to take to put those into action. Register here for Committed Action Series—7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27 in Fisher 125.
  • Learn Well—Setting Learning Goals: Having trouble staying motivated, getting work done, or seeing the benefits of your work? Attend this workshop to explore strategies to help you learn better by setting and tracking learning goals. Register here for Learning Goals Series—6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, April 2 in Wadsworth Cherry Room.
  • Your Major—A Good Fit: Have you ever wondered if you chose the “right” major? Whether you’re looking for other options that Michigan Tech has to offer or simply looking for confirmation that you’re on the right path, this workshop will help you explore your strengths and goals as a learner and help you reflect on your academic and life goals. Dig even deeper by signing up for the Exploring Majors class next semester. Register here for Your Major: A Good Fit Series—5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, April 11 in Fisher 125

Assistant Professor position at Manhattan College



The Department of Chemical Engineering at Manhattan College invites applications for a full-
time, tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank with an anticipated start date of

the Fall 2019 semester. The department seeks an exceptional candidate with a strong
academic record, who will be an active educator, serve as a mentor to students, work with
colleagues to assess and improve curricula, and be able to conduct research in a small,
private, undergraduate and master’s degree granting institution.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, preferably with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering
from an ABET accredited program, is desired. However, candidates with doctoral degrees and
strong records of achievement in other related chemical engineering fields will be
considered. Relevant teaching, industry experience, and professional licensure are all highly
Candidates should prepare and submit in electronic form as a single PDF document: a) a cover
letter of interest, b) curriculum vitae, c) the names and contact information of at least three
references, d) a brief research plan, and e) a statement of teaching philosophy. The search
committee will begin review of applications starting February 15, 2019. To receive full
consideration, it is highly recommended that the application be submitted by that date. While
the anticipated start date for the position is the Fall 2019 semester, the position will remain
open until filled.
Established in 1853, Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution
in the Lasallian tradition of St. John Baptiste de La Salle that embraces qualified women and
men of all faiths, races, and ethnic backgrounds. The College is founded upon the Lasallian
heritage of excellence in teaching, respect for individual dignity, and commitment to social
justice. Faculty, administration, and staff are expected to be knowledgeable about the
College’s mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission.
Manhattan College welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups and
those attracted to a college with a Catholic identity. The College is an AA/EO Employer

Visiting Lecturer position available at Cleveland State University

Visiting Professor Chemical Engineering

Department: Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Assistant College Lecturer

Non-tenured, full-time

Start Date: August, 2019

Duties: Teach lower and upper level undergraduate courses in General Engineering and Chemical Engineering; supervise and manage undergraduate instructional laboratories.

Qualifications: Minimum: MS degree in Chemical Engineering or

related field; at least one degree in Chemical Engineering; significant teaching experience.

Preferred: Doctorate in Chemical Engineering or related field; engineering experience in the chemical or related industries; experience in teaching engineering courses; demonstrated proficient in-class communication skills and evidence of ability building rapport with students. Applicants with demonstrated ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of CSU’s academic community will be preferred.

Applications: Cover letter; curriculum vitae (including the names of at

least three professional references who can attest to teaching abilities); a statement of teaching interests/experience. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Address: Chair of Search Committee, Department of Chemical &

Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, FH 455, Cleveland, OH 44115. Questions on the position and application process can be directed to

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

For more info:

Hiring is contingent on maintaining existing levels of funding from the state.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disable status, or genetic information.