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Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
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 2016.
Our department seeks outstanding candidates who have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, petroleum engineering, or related field. The areas of expertise are open; however the individuals selected for these positions 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.
Additionally, the department is leading two multidisciplinary Cluster Hire Initiatives in the areas of Scalable Energy and Pharmaceutical Engineering. Candidates selected for these Cluster Hire Initiative positions will be expected to participate actively in the respective clusters. New faculty with expertise in Scalable Energy and Pharmaceutical Engineering will complement the University’s considerable expertise in these areas to form the core of this innovative multidisciplinary initiative. For candidates selected for these cluster positions, participation in cluster activities will be an important component in faculty annual reviews.
Auburn University is one of the nation's premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. In the 2015 edition of the U.S. News and World Report ratings of undergraduate programs, it was ranked 48th among public universities. Auburn is an institution that is both highly research-active and committed to maintaining teaching excellence offering Bachelor's, First Professional, Master's, Educational Specialist, and Doctor's degrees. Its fall 2014 enrollment of 25,912 students includes 20,629 undergraduates, and 5,283 graduate students. There are 1,209 full-time instructional faculty members distributed across nine Colleges and three Schools, with degrees offered in more than 200 academic programs.
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 eighteen faculty, several research staff and postdoctoral associates, approximately 80 graduate students (more than 70 of whom are in the doctoral program), and almost 700 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, 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. Excellent communication skills and a high level of personal motivation are required.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015, and will continue until candidates have been identified.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer.
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