Assistant/Associate/Full Professor: The Auburn University Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for multiple tenure track faculty positions. These tenure track appointments are to become effective in August 2021.
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 individual selected for this position 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.
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2020, it was ranked 44th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2019 enrollment of 30,460 students includes 24,594 undergraduates and 5,866 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,643 instructional faculty members-87% of whom are employed full-time-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.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the "best small towns in America," with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.
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. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.
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, almost 100 graduate students (more than 80 of whom are in the doctoral program), and over 600 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, 2020, and will continue until a candidate has been identified.
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.