The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE) at Tufts University invites applications for the Robert and Marcy Haber Endowed Professorship in Energy Sustainability faculty position. Applicants will be considered at the full Professor rank but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor rank are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an impactful, highly visible research program and to demonstrate excellence in teaching, including core chemical engineering subjects, and in mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students.
We invite applicants whose research complements our current strengths in advanced materials for energy and sustainability, catalysis, and cellular & biomolecular engineering. Applicants whose expertise is broadly in the area of sustainability are strongly encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, experimental and/or computational disciplines in design of materials (including biosynthetic, soft, and/or renewable materials), mitigation of climate change, energy resilience, food security, and biomanufacturing. We seek individuals who embrace opportunities to work collaboratively within the department as well as across the School of Engineering (SOE) and the University. Additional information is available about the research priorities within the department, SOE, and University.
This search is part of cluster hires by the SOE in engineering for sustainability aiming at developing pragmatic, innovative solutions for environmentally and socially responsible use of energy and materials with minimal impact to the natural environment. This is in parallel with another SoE initiative seeking expertise at the intersection of artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) and engineering and human health. Candidates will be expected to work collaboratively across the university in support of Tufts’ strategic emphasis areas of climate, equity, and sustainability.
Tufts' SOE distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education and research programs, within the environment of both a "Research I" university and a top-ranked undergraduate institution. Home to nine graduate and professional schools across four campuses, Tufts prides on its culture of cross-school partnerships. The Medford/Somerville campus is located only six miles from historic downtown Boston, facilitating extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaborations, as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the region.
Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in chemical engineering or a closely related discipline. Candidates should apply online at https://apply.interfolio.com/134025 by submitting a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests including advising and mentoring philosophies, as well as approaches to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), along with contact information for three references. A cover letter should be addressed to: Professor Nik Nair, Search Committee Chair, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tufts University, 4 Colby Street, Medford, MA 02155. Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate attention to DEI as it relates to teaching, research, and scholarship throughout their application. For full consideration, applications should be received by December 10, 2023. Application review will proceed on a rolling basis and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 2024.