Job ID: 180422

Assistant Research Professor

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Mar. 3, 2022
  • Assistant Research Professor
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Worcester, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Research Professor
  • Chemical/Petroleum

Assistant Research Professor


Chemical Engineering III

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI



Applications requested for the position of Assistant Research Professor of Chemical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). The position will contribute to ongoing projects in the area of energy and nutrient recovery from sewage sludge. Funding sources include the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. National Science Foundation, and the State of Massachusetts. The successful candidate will be responsible for technical progress on existing projects, mentoring and training junior researchers, coordinating with collaborating organizations, and supporting communication of results with sponsors in written and oral reports. The candidate will be expected to play an active role in preparation of new grant and contract proposals to expand and enhance existing efforts and for eventual development of an externally funded and nationally recognized research program.

A Ph.D. in civil engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or closely related field is required; professional experience or post-doctoral research is preferred. A strong record of publication in thermal processing and water analysis is required. Experience mentoring, training, and advising junior researchers, including at the undergraduate and graduate level, is required. The candidate is expected to have excellent communication skills, both in written reports and oral presentations.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a statement regarding contributions to diversity, and names and email addresses for at least two references. Please direct queries to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Michael Timko ( ) and Prof. Hal Walker ( ). Candidates should clearly show how they will integrate into WPI's efforts in research, education and diversity, equity and inclusion.

WPI, founded in 1865 and located one hour west of Boston, is one of the nation's oldest and premiere technological universities. WPI is a highly selective private university with an undergraduate student body of over 4,000 and 1,900 full-time and part-time graduate students. Its innovative project-enriched, interdisciplinary curriculum engages students and faculty in real-world problem solving, often at one of WPI's global project centers. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks WPI among the top 100 national universities and College Factual.

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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