Academic Job Opportunities

Academic Job Opportunities

The following is a list of faculty openings forwarded to the department. Click on the links below to see the full details.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Biomaterials and Synthetic Biology
University of Georgia, School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering

The School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering within the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia (UGA) is seeking applications for a 9-month tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 2020.

To be considered for this position, candidates must submit a complete application here. Questions related to the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jason Locklin.

Applications received before November 1, 2019 will be given full consideration.

The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team in the New Materials Institute, which is focused on the design and disposal of new products and materials guided by green engineering principles in ways that minimize waste, promotes sustainability, and protects human health. Numerous companies are partnering with leading researchers in the institute to accelerate technology translation through advanced materials testing and evaluation. Research in the Institute includes circular materials management, advanced polymers, fibers & coatings, and technology development.

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to: (1) establish an outstanding research program recognized both nationally and internationally, (2) foster partnerships within and outside the University of Georgia as well as industry, (3) exhibit a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (4) compete successfully for extramural funding to support research and companion graduate and postdoctoral training programs. The candidate will have broad latitude to develop a research program that focuses on materials innovations, along with advances in the basic knowledge of sustainability to benefit society.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering, bioengineering, polymer science and engineering, materials science and engineering, or a closely related discipline, and an excellent creative research record in one of the following areas: 1) processing of biomaterials such as bioplastics and biocomposites, 2) the interface of materials science and synthetic biology, or 3) biomaterials for medical devices, tissue engineering or biopharmaceuticals. A demonstrated record exhibiting leadership traits, effective communication, and ability to develop innovative programs is desired.

The School of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering continues to build a vibrant academic environment that fosters engineering education in a liberal arts environment and research to address critical societal needs. The School offers undergraduate and graduate engineering degree programs in biochemical engineering and biological engineering, and has grown rapidly to about 430 undergraduate students, 50 graduate students and 17 faculty members. More information can be found at this link.

The University of Georgia is a public land-grant and sea-grant university located in Athens, GA. It is the oldest state-chartered institution in the United States, and currently enrolls more than 36,000 students across 17 schools and colleges. Ranked among the top 15 public institutions by US News and World Report, UGA is a research- intensive university that prides itself on providing high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and professional education.


Assistant, Associate or Full Professors of Chemical Engineering
National Tsing Hua University

The Department of Chemical Engineering at National Tsing Hua University, is seeking 1 to 2 outstanding individuals at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professors. The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in engineering or science, an outstanding record of accomplishments in research and enthusiasm in teaching. Expertise in chemical engineering related fields is highly recommended. Application materials including curriculum vitae, copies of diplomas, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, full publication list, teaching and research plans, contact information of three referees (only a list is needed upon submission) and the CV at-a-glance should be sent to Professor Hsing-Yu Tuan by November 30, 2019 at the following address:

Professor Hsing-Yu Tuan,
Coordinator, Faculty Search Committee
Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University
#101, Sec. 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan
Tel:+886-572-3661
Fax: +886-3-571-5408
E-mail


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Computational Materials Chemistry
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is embarking on a strategic hiring program enabled by a $102M investment in the new Physical Sciences Building and a $45M investment in the University’s core facilities. We are seeking talented applicants for one tenure-track faculty at the Assistant Professor level in computational materials chemistry to begin September 2020 or thereafter. For more information, including minimum qualifications and application instructions, please visit the post.


Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position
University of Delaware, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, a top-ten ranked graduate program, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in biomolecular, biochemical, and/or bioprocess engineering. Visit the listing for details.


Two tenure-track Assistant Professor Positions
UC Santa Barbara, Department of Chemical Engineering

The Chemical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking applications as part of an external faculty search with a start date of July 1, 2020 or later. At a minimum, applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application. Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent in chemical engineering or a related field by time of appointment as Assistant Professor. See the application package and submission details here. The announcement can be found here.


Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of Kentucky, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

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 2020. 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. Visit the listing and announcement for additional details.


Chemical and Biological Engineering – Open Rank Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty
Colorado School of Mines

The Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) department at the Colorado School of Mines invites applications for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions. All research areas will be considered. Applicants must hold a PhD in Chemical Engineering or a related field. Applicants for a tenured position should have an established record of research, teaching, mentorship and outreach whereas junior (non-tenured) applicants must demonstrate outstanding potential to establish an internationally renowned, collaborative, well-funded research program, as well as the potential for becoming an excellent teacher and mentor. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. We seek candidates excited to share in our mission to address the challenges of creating a sustainable global society by educating the next generation of engineers and leaders, and by expanding the frontiers of knowledge through research. We are especially interested in candidates with a passion to advance the University’s commitment to diversity. Candidates with research interests in renewable energy may have an opportunity to obtain a dual appointment with National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). Read the full announcement or apply here.


Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

The Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the area of chemical engineering. Candidates with strong commitments to research and teaching excellence are encouraged to apply. The term of the initial appointment is four years and is contingent upon completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or in a related field.

Interested candidates should apply online. Applications should include a curriculum vita, publication list, teaching statement, a description of proposed research, and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be received by December 15, 2019. Applications should be submitted here.