Chemical & Biological Engineering Asst./Assoc. Professor - 517353
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Internal Number: 517353
Department/Organization 214221 - Chemical and Biological Engineering
Rank Assistant Professor/Associate Professor
The Chemical and Biological Engineering department is recruiting multiple tenure track faculty position(s) at the rank of Assistant/Associate. The following areas of research expertise are to be emphasized in the search:
• Electrochemical engineering
• Bio/metabolic engineering
• Additive and advanced manufacturing
Detailed Position Information The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of Alabama invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions across all domains relevant to chemical and biological engineering. Candidates with particular research emphasis and interests in the areas of electrochemical engineering, biomaterials, bio/metabolic engineering, and additive/advanced manufacturing are strongly encouraged to apply. The applicants should build upon and expand the strengths of our faculty (https://eng.ua.edu/departments/chemical-and-biological-engineering/), as well as the University of Alabama Research Institutes (http://ovpred.ua.edu/research-institutes/). Candidates will be considered for appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Candidates from under-represented groups in engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.
The department’s research portfolio has rapidly expanded over the last few years, along with an unprecedented growth in research funding and doctoral student enrollment. The department prides itself in its highly interdisciplinary and collegial research atmosphere, as well as its thriving undergraduate program. Extensive collaboration opportunities exist within the department and across campus.
Minimum Qualifications Applicants must have an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in chemical engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution, along with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Applicants must have conducted prior research work and produced scholarly publications in refereed and other professional journals. Applicants must also meet all university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.
Preferred Qualifications • Have a demonstrated record of high-quality research and scholarly peer-reviewed publications.
• Significant record of scholarship in a department with undergraduate and graduate degree programs in chemical engineering or a closely related field.
• Post-doctoral experience or other similar post-graduate experience.
• Experience working in a multicultural and diverse environment.
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
• For those candidates applying for Associate Professor, a strong record of both external grant funding and scholarship as demonstrated through refereed journal publications and other meritorious intellectual contributions.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application Application packages must be submitted electronically and should consist of a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for at least three references. Applications will be accepted and reviewed continuously until the positions are filled with an expected start date of August 16, 2023. Questions can be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Prof. C. Heath Turner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the College of Engineering As one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering instruction, The University of Alabama has more than 175 years of engineering education experience. UA’s College of Engineering is committed to conducting leading-edge research, providing unparalleled educational opportunities and investing in students who will be the scholars and industry professionals shaping the future of the field of engineering.
Research is a critical component of our mission as the flagship university in the state of Alabama. Over the past decade, the College’s research activity has more than doubled, and the Shelby Science and Engineering Quad was completed at a cost of more than $300 million. There are 10 research centers housed under the College, spanning areas from cybersecurity to transportation, that are dedicated to making sustainable changes and an impact on local, national and global levels.
With hundreds of award-winning faculty and staff members, and a diverse offering of nationally accredited programs, facilities and resources, the College has positioned itself for success as a leader in engineering education.
About the University of Alabama The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.
A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.
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Background Investigation and EEO Statement Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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