The School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) at Oregon State University, located in Corvallis, Oregon, is seeking to fill a full-time (1.00 FTE), tenure-track, 9-month assistant professor position in chemical engineering to begin September 16, 2021.
The position requires a B.S. degree in chemical engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering or a closely related field, by the start of employment. Expertise in any area of chemical engineering (or related fields) will be considered, but ideally the applicant’s expertise will align with one or more of the following strategic research areas: clean energy and water, advanced chemical processes, and health-related engineering. These may include, but are not limited to, advanced materials, bioprocessing, computational methods including artificial intelligence, and any emerging area of chemical engineering. The successful candidate must have academic preparation to teach courses in the chemical engineering undergraduate curriculum, such as material & energy balances, transport phenomena, thermodynamics, reaction engineering, unit operations, chemical plant design, and process control. Opportunities also exist to teach more introductory and advanced courses in the chemical engineering undergraduate and graduate program curricula.
The recently constructed Johnson Hall contains state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and houses the school of CBEE (currently 33 faculty). CBEE is known for being a hub for innovation in education and research for the process engineering sciences, emphasizing the integration of chemical engineering, bioengineering, and environmental engineering principles. The School is part of the NSF - National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure and has strong relationships with the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnology Institute, the OSU Materials Synthesis and Characterization Facility, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute, the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, the OSU Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, the RAPID Manufacturing Institute, and high-tech industries in Oregon.
The successful candidate is expected to develop a sustainable and nationally-recognized research program. During the interview process, candidates will be expected to clearly articulate how their planned research program, teaching interests, and commitment to promoting inclusivity fits within current activities in the School, College, and University. For further information, please see the College’s Strategic Plan (http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/coe-strategic-plan). To review the full posting and apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching statement, research statement, and diversity statement, online at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/97028 .To be assured full consideration, applications should be received by February 15, 2021; however, the position will remain open until filled.
The OSU College of Engineering is committed to being a national model of inclusivity and collaboration. We strive to develop a community of faculty, students, and staff that is inclusive, collaborative, diverse, and centered on student success. As such, we seek applicants who will broaden our capacity to advance student success across individual identities, racial/ethnic categories and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Oregon State University as an institution is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, OSU values diversity in our faculty and staff regardless of their self-identity; to that end, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. OSU offers many programs to support work-life balance and is sensitive to dual career needs.
• A BS degree in chemical engineering.
• PhD in chemical engineering, or closely related field.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly activities.
• Demonstrated academic preparation to teach core courses in the ChE undergraduate curriculum, such as material & energy balances, transport phenomena, thermodynamics, reaction engineering, process control, unit operations, chemical process design, as well as introductory and more advanced courses in the chemical engineering undergraduate and graduate program curricula.
• Proven oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
• This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions.
About Oregon State University
Oregon State is an international public research university located in Corvallis, one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation.
Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state’s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations as well.
With $441 million in external research funding in 2017, a second consecutive year of record-breaking growth, Oregon State accounts for more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined.
With 11 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon’s 36 counties, a statewide economic footprint of $2.371 billion and an impact that reaches across the state and beyond.
The School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering at OSU, has its roots in one of the oldest and most respected chemical engineering departments in the western United States. OSU's undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering was first accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commissio...n of ABET in 1917. The school has 29 faculty members who pursue a variety of research and teaching activities. The graduate program boasts MEng, MS, and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Environmental Engineering.