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Junior faculty positions at Stanford Department of Chemical Engineering

I want to bring to your attention two openings in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University.

Position 1: broad area search, due date December 3, 2018

Position 2: interdepartmental search in School of Engineering on computational science at quantum level for catalysis and materials, due date November 15, 2018.

STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Department of Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University is seeking applicants for a tenure-
track faculty position at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor). Applicants

are expected to have earning a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering or a related discipline.
There are several broad areas of interest, for example, biochemical and biomolecular engineering,
including synthetic biology, bioprocess engineering, protein engineering, biomarker
developments, chemical and biological sensors and metabolic engineering; surface reactivity and
catalysis: fuel cells, solar energy, and batteries; environmental or atmospheric studies; membrane
science; molecular transport processes and mechanics; soft materials physics and chemistry;
nanomaterials processing and computation and simulation. In general, we give higher priority to
the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work rather than to the sub-area of
specialization. Researchers with interests in the applied life sciences, energy sciences, and
environmental sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level, to
develop advanced graduate courses in a research specialty, as well as to develop a world-class
research program with emphasis on the fundamental physical, chemical or biological aspects of
chemical engineering science. Applicants should be seeking a stimulating interdisciplinary
environment in which to pursue teaching and research. We anticipate that the faculty member will
contribute to and develop leadership roles and interactions among faculty not only in Chemical
Engineering, but also Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Environmental and Materials Science and
Engineering in the School of Engineering; in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the School of
Humanities and Sciences; in the departments and programs in the School of Earth, Energy and
Environmental Sciences and in the School of Medicine, as well as Bioengineering located in the
Schools of Engineering and Medicine; and at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory.
Applicants must submit online their curriculum vitae (including research accomplishments,
teaching experience, and publications), a transcript of doctoral graduate study, a detailed research
(no more than 5 pages) and teaching plan (1 page), and three or more references. Applications are
due by December 3, 2018, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
Please apply online at http://cheme.stanford.edu/.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the
diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members
of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from
others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching, and
clinical missions.

School of Engineering, Stanford University – Faculty Opening
Computational science at the quantum level for catalysis and materials
The School of Engineering at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track
faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor) in the
field of computational science at the quantum level for heterogeneous and electro-catalysis
and materials. Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D. degree in chemical
engineering, materials science and engineering, or related disciplines. Priority will be given
to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work over any particular
specialization area or department affiliation.
The successful candidate is expected to develop a world-class research program within a
stimulating interdisciplinary environment and demonstrate a strong commitment to
teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. We seek applicants with expertise
in materials and chemical/physical processes for applications such as catalysis and energy,
with research that focuses on computational approaches at the quantum level, i.e.
simulations at atomic and molecular scales. An ideal candidate would work well in teams
with other scientists and engineers at Stanford and at SLAC National Accelerator
Laboratory to achieve breakthrough results relevant to new technologies in the areas of
catalysis, materials, and energy, with promise of translation to scaled-up practice.
The appointment of the successful candidate is envisioned to be in one of the departments
of Chemical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering, although a joint
appointment with these or other departments in the School of Engineering will also be
considered, as well as possibilities with the Photon Science Faculty at SLAC.
Candidates should apply online at https://www.applyweb.com/cgi-bin/app?s=STANFAC.
The application website may also be reached via the webpages for the Department of
Chemical Engineering (http://cheme.stanford.edu), the Department of Materials Science &
Engineering (http://mse.stanford.edu), or the Stanford University School of Engineering
(http://soe.stanford.edu). Applications are due by November 15, 2018, but we will continue
to accept applications until the position is filled. Applications should include a research
and teaching plan (not to exceed five pages), a detailed resume including a publications
list, and the names and addresses of three references. Questions may be directed to search
administration at computationalcatalysismaterials@stanford.edu.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional
dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.


Faculty Openings at Auburn University

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Auburn University has multiple tenure-track faculty openings at Assistant/Associate/Full Professor rank.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor: The Auburn University Department of Chemical Engineering invites
applications for three tenure track faculty positions. These tenure track appointments are to become effective in
August 2019.
Our department seeks outstanding candidates who have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering,
petroleum engineering, or related field. The areas of expertise are open; however the individuals selected for these
positions will be expected to contribute to the growth of at least one of the department’s strategic focus areas: energy
and environment, advanced materials, computer-aided chemical engineering, and pharmaceutical/biomedical
engineering.
Established in 1856, Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier comprehensive land, sea, and space grant
institutions with a dynamic 150 year history of strong commitment to instruction, research, and outreach. Auburn
University is located in the family friendly town of Auburn, Alabama, with a population of 50,000, a renowned school
system and nationally recognized medical center. Auburn is located approximately 50 miles from Montgomery, the
capital of Alabama, and 100 miles from Atlanta, Georgia, geographically providing a moderate climate with easy
access to both beach and mountain recreational facilities. In the 2018 edition of the U.S. News and World Report
ratings of America’s Best Colleges, it was ranked 52nd among public universities. The University’s main campus
enrollment is over 30,000 students, including approximately 24,600 undergraduates and almost 6,000 graduate
students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than
200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its
positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.
In support of our strategic plan, Auburn University will maintain its strong commitment to diversity with standards to
help ensure faculty, staff, and student diversity through recruitment and retention efforts.
The Auburn Department of Chemical Engineering has a strong and progressive research program and a long tradition
of excellence in both graduate and undergraduate education. The department has 25 full-time faculty, several
research staff and postdoctoral associates, 100 graduate students (more than 80 of whom are in the doctoral
program), and over 650 undergraduate students. The department maintains vibrant research programs with
approximately $7.5 Million annually in sponsored research and recently concluded full renovations of its Ross Hall
and Wilmore Laboratories which provide cutting edge research, instruction and office space. These renovations
totaled over $40 Million.
Desired Qualifications: The candidates selected for these positions must demonstrate a strong commitment and
potential to excel at both research and teaching in the area of chemical engineering. Additionally, the candidates will
have a strong record of scholarly publication, an ability to attract and sustain externally sponsored research funding
to support their research program, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and mentor graduate and
undergraduate students.
Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Petroleum
Engineering, or a closely related field. The candidates selected for these positions must be able to meet eligibility
requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally
for the proposed term of employment. Ph.D. (or terminal degree) required at the time employment begins. Excellent
communication skills and a high level of personal motivation are required.
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018, and will continue until candidates have been identified.
http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/3125
Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment
opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected
veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by
applicable law.


Tenure Track Position at McMaster University, Canada – Open Rank

We are currently searching for outstanding candidates to fill a tenure-track position at McMaster University.

The Department of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University is seeking an outstanding individual for a
tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, depending on the qualifications
of the candidates. Candidates with expertise in the areas of process systems engineering, polymer
engineering, and water/energy are encouraged to apply. The position is available from January 1, 2019.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline. Registration as a
Professional Engineer of Ontario or eligibility to acquire registration in Canada is an essential qualification.
The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses. They will also be
expected to establish a strong externally-funded research program, supervise graduate students, and
foster existing or new collaborations with other departments and faculties. Evidence of leadership skills,
excellence in service, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse
communities and cultures is also required.
The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has a reputation for innovative programs, cutting-edge
research, leading faculty, and aspiring students. It has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic
excellence and innovation. The Faculty has approximately 180 faculty members, along with close to 4,500
undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students.
McMaster University is committed to building an inclusive community dedicated to teaching and learning
within a diverse environment. The Faculty of Engineering seeks to attract an active, culturally and
academically diverse faculty member of the highest caliber and welcomes applications from highly
qualified candidates with skills and abilities that will contribute to the values of equity, diversity and
inclusion in research, teaching, and the workplace. The Faculty of Engineering promotes a nurturing and
inclusive environment where opportunities are made available for personal growth and professional
development. McMaster Chemical Engineering has a very strong reputation in both research and teaching
as one of the top schools for Chemical Engineering in Canada.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a research dossier that includes a
statement of research interests and plans, a selection of research publications, a teaching dossier that
includes a teaching philosophy, as well as evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. Kindly
provide the names of at least four references who can speak to your academic and research performance
(with postal and email addresses). In both your research and teaching statements, please also describe
how you will further equity and inclusion to advance McMaster University’s commitment to fostering a
culture that embraces and promotes the rich diversity of our campus community. Some current examples
of activities include diversity-related programming, contributions to student success, committee work, and
appropriate mentoring of individuals, especially those from groups that have been historically marginalized
or disadvantaged.
Complete applications must be made online at www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers (Faculty Postings, Job
#22513) to the attention of:
Chair of the Selection Committee
Department of Chemical Engineering
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON Canada L8S 4L7
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive an on-line
confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for
interviews.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents
will be given priority. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection
procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).
To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather

information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian
citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications
must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga
Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement. In keeping with
its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to
embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment
equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our
research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment
to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly
welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples,
members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to
participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext.
222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate
accommodation needs.


Junior faculty positions at MIT Department of Chemical Engineering – (Revised) Posting

Please note this recently updated posting regarding multiple tenure track positions open at the MIT Department of Chemical Engineering.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering
Positions Open: Assistant Professor
The MIT Department of Chemical Engineering (https://cheme.mit.edu/) invites candidates for
faculty positions starting August 2019 or thereafter. Multiple positions are available at the
assistant or untenured associate professor level and will be located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In special cases, a senior faculty appointment may also be possible. Candidates must have a
Ph.D. in chemical engineering or a related field by the start of their employment. Candidates
with research and teaching interests in every area relevant to the field of chemical engineering
are encouraged to apply. These interests include in particular the areas of bioengineering and/or
biotechnology, and computational math and process systems engineering; the latter area offers
potential joint affiliation with the MIT Institute of Data Science and Society (IDSS). The
successful candidate is expected to advise students, and develop and teach chemical engineering
courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as to develop a sponsored research
program and be involved in service to MIT and the profession.

Interested candidates should submit application materials electronically at https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/cheme/. Each application must include: a curriculum vitae;

the names and addresses of three or more references; a strategic statement of research interests;
and a statement of teaching interests. It is the responsibility of the candidate to arrange for
reference letters to be uploaded at https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/letters/.
Please address questions to Search-Master@school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu.
Responses received by December 1, 2018 will be given priority.
With MIT’s strong commitment to diversity in engineering education, research and practice we
especially encourage minorities and women to apply.
MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer



Faculty Opening (Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering) at Univ. Kentucky

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

As part of a new growth initiative in the College of Engineering at the University of
Kentucky, the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering invites
applications for a tenure‐track faculty position in chemical engineering at the
Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of Fall 2019. Applicants
should hold a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering or a related field with a
distinguished record of research accomplishments and the capability to develop an
active and nationally recognized research program. The successful candidate must
demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and
be qualified to teach courses in chemical engineering.
The University of Kentucky is home to a vibrant research community, with a strong
infrastructure to support faculty development. The successful candidate will have
expertise in research areas that complement existing department strengths and
that are targeted for future collaboration and growth. Specifically, priority will be
given to applicants with a record of research accomplishments in (i) pharmaceutical
engineering; (ii) biomaterials and interfaces; (iii) membrane science; or (iv)
regenerative medicine and biology.
Interested candidates should apply for the position directly online at
http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/200847; the deadline for acceptance of
applications is November 15, 2018. Submit PDF files consisting of a letter of
interest, complete curriculum vitae, statement of research goals, and statement of
teaching philosophy and experience. Please also include the names and contact
information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This
information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references
within the employment system.
For more information, contact Prof. Thomas Dziubla (thomas.dziubla@uky.edu).
Information on the Department can be found at: http://www.engr.uky.edu/cme

 

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans,

individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.


Faculty Opening at Case Western Reserve University

Open Faculty Position in Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Case Western
Reserve University
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Case Western Reserve University invites
applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level,
commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Chemical
Engineering or a related field. All research areas will be considered, but of particular interest are the
department’s existing strengths in electrochemistry, energy, materials, and biomolecular engineering as well
as emerging thrusts such as in environmental engineering. The successful applicant is expected to establish
an independent research program with national and international recognition and teach at all levels.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of publications and three references),
a research statement, and a teaching statement, by email to chefacultysearch@case.edu. Review of
applications will begin on November 1st and continue until the position is filled.
Case Western Reserve University is an independent research university located in Cleveland’s University
Circle, a square mile urban district of cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions.
The university is comprised of 8 schools with over 11,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and
Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should
contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable
accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made
on a case-by-case basis.


Lecturer position at SDSMT

September 11, 2018

Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer
Chemical and Biological Engineering

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites
applications for an Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Chemical and Biological Engineering with an anticipated start
date of the spring 2019 semester. The principal duties are to (i) effectively teach Chemical and Biological Engineering
undergraduate courses and laboratories and (ii) academic advising. The CBE Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer may
have as their responsibility, preparing and presenting lectures, organizing and supervising laboratory sections, developing
and 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 duties may include
involvement in course and program assessment, curriculum development, professional advising, K-12 outreach and

recruitment, and other education-related committee work. This position is a full-time, 9-month benefited, non-tenure-
track, term position. It is anticipated that this will be an on-going position, dependent upon performance, department need

and funding.
The successful applicant will have a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. or higher degree in Chemical Engineering
or a closely related field. Extensive relevant industrial experience in lieu of a Master’s degree may be considered. A
proven record of academic and/or industrial excellence and demonstrated skills to effectively execute the anticipated
responsibilities are highly desired.
The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department has a long-standing tradition of excellent process oriented educational
programs. In 2011, CBE moved into the $19MM Chemical and Biological Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) building which
offers state of the art teaching facilities, research laboratories and includes a new pilot scale unit operations laboratory. The
department offers BS, MS and PhD degrees, and currently is home to about 225 undergraduate and 35 graduate students and
post-doctoral researchers. CBE has a strong research enterprise with grant expenditures exceeding $2.5MM. For more
information regarding the CBE Department visit http://www.sdsmt.edu/CBE.
Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located
in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota Mines is a public university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in
engineering and science. Known for our academic rigor, we maintain a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our students benefit from
immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive
engineering teams. Our graduates have a 96% placement rate and an average starting salary of nearly $63,000. Our Research
Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and
underground science and engineering.
School of Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,800 students from 44 states and 30 countries. Rapid City is the
state’s second largest city (with an urban population of 74,048 and metropolitan population of 199,656) and is nestled at the foot
of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, the Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of
the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking,
bicycling, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid
City, visit: www.sdsmt.edu and http://visitrapidcity.com/.
South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits
package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses
and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must
apply online at http://www.sdsmt.edu/employment. Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application
process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin September 25, 2018, and will continue until
the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry,
citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender,


Metrology and Characterization opening

MIT Lincoln Laboratory has an opening within our Advanced Technology Division in our Chemical, Microsystem, and Nanoscale Technologies group for metrology/materials characterization.  This position will support programs from across our division.

We welcome interested applicants to see the details here where one can also apply:

https://careers.ll.mit.edu/job/Assistant-Staff-Advanced-Materials-and-Device-Characterization-MA/502360900/


Michigan Tech Spring 2019 Finishing Fellowship Nominations Open

Applications for Spring 2019 Finishing Fellowships are being accepted and are due no later than 4 p.m., Oct. 18, to Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School. Materials emailed to gradschool@mtu.edu preferred. Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online.

Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. Must be a PhD student.
  2. Must expect to finish during the semester supported as a finishing fellow.
  3. Must have submitted no more than one previous application for a finishing fellowship.
  4. Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application.

Finishing Fellowships provide support to PhD candidates who are close to completing their degrees. These fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in The Michigan Tech Plan. The Graduate School anticipates funding up to 10 fellowships with support ranging from $2000 to full support (stipend + tuition). Students who receive full support through a Finishing Fellowship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a Finishing Fellowship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.