Day: October 28, 2019

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.

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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 This workshop is 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 30) in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. Register here.

By Graduate Student Government.

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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.

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USF Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Faculty Search Announcement

The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Florida again this year has an ongoing search for multiple faculty positions, with multiple positions available at the Assistant Professor level and additional openings for mid-career and senior faculty at the Associate or Full Professor level.

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
2019 – 2020 Faculty Search

The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Florida is
seeking outstanding applicants for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of
Assistant Professor. The department also seeks outstanding candidates for position(s) at the
rank of Associate or Full Professor. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or
a closely related field, demonstrated excellence in scholarly research, and a strong
commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants for the rank of
Associate or Full Professor must have a strong record of externally funded research and
outstanding scholarly publications. Applicants with research interests in all areas of chemical
engineering are encouraged to apply, particularly those with interests in bioengineering
and/or biotechnology, energy and sustainability, advanced materials, catalysis and reaction
engineering, and separations. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly

The department currently has 22 faculty members and is undergoing a significant expansion
of its faculty over the next several years. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree
programs in Chemical Engineering. In addition to strong collaborations within the College of
Engineering and a number of research centers on campus, faculty members engage in
collaborations with faculty from across the College of Arts and Sciences and the extensive
medical enterprise at USF including the Morsani College of Medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center,
USF Heart Institute, USF Genomics Institute, and the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute.
With approximately 53,000 students, USF is one of the 10 largest public universities in the
United States and is a top 50 university in total research expenditures. The Department of
Chemical and Biomedical Engineering is also one of the top 15 largest Chemical Engineering
programs in the country. USF is located in Tampa, a thriving metro area of more than 3 million
people situated in an idyllic location adjacent to Tampa Bay and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.
Individuals interested in the positions should submit a detailed CV, names of four professional
references, a brief statement of their teaching interests, and a detailed research plan. A cover
letter indicating interest in a specific rank position should be included. Review of applications
will continue until the positions are filled. The CV and other materials should be submitted as
a single PDF document via e-mail to For questions concerning
the search or related processes, please also send those questions via e-mail to

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