Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Auburn University in Auburn Alabama

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Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama 36849-5127

United States

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor:   The Auburn University Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for four (4) tenure track faculty positions.  These tenure track appointments are to become effective in August 2015.

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, and biomedical engineering.

Auburn University was chartered in 1856 and is the land-grant University for the State of Alabama.  With more than 25,400 students and 1,196 resident faculty, U.S. News and World Report ranks Auburn University as 36th               among public universities in the country.  Auburn offers baccalaureate degrees in approximately 150 different disciplines in 64 academic departments.  The Graduate School provides master’s level programs in 130 different areas and doctoral programs in 96 fields.  The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering has an enrollment of almost 5,000 undergraduate and over 800 graduate students in 9 departments.

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 nineteen faculty, several research staff and postdoctoral associates, approximately 90 graduate students (more than 70 of whom are in the doctoral program), and almost 600 undergraduate students.  The department maintains vibrant research programs with approximately $7.5 Million annually in sponsored research expenditures and has a long tradition of successful research supporting several industries including pulp and paper, petrochemicals, and specialty chemicals.  The department has 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 September 15, 2014, and will continue until candidates have 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, or any other classification protected by applicable law.


Keyword Phrases

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • PetroChemicals
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioresource Engineering
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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