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Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Job Summary

The Charles D. Davidson School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for an assistant or associate professor position. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in the areas of biotechnology and/or polymer science. That is, all aspects of each area are of potential interest to the search as well as the intersection between these areas. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, biological engineering, materials science, or a related discipline and demonstrate potential to build an independent research program, as well as potential to educate and mentor students and postdoctoral researchers. A successful candidate will conduct original research, advise graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, instruct undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service at the School, College, and University levels.

School and College

The Charles D. Davidson School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University is home to top-ranked undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering graduate programs, six members of the National Academy of Engineering, two members of the National Academy of Inventors, and two awardees of the National Medal of Technology. The faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and students of the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering discover and disseminate knowledge in cross-cutting areas that significantly move both fundamental principles and translational practices forward. As such, the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering plays key roles in many large centers such as the NSF-sponsored CISTAR ERC and the LyoHub while having strong connections to entities such as the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery and Purdue University Center for Cancer Research.

The School is an integral part of Purdue’s College of Engineering. Purdue Engineering is one of the largest and top-ranked engineering colleges in the nation (2nd public college for engineering, 3rd for online graduate engineering programs, 4th for graduate programs, 6th in the world for utility patents, and 10th for undergraduate programs) and renowned for top-notch faculty, students, unique research facilities, and a culture of collegiality and excellence. The College goal of Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale is guiding strategic growth in new directions, by investing in people, exciting initiatives, and facilities.

Application Process

To apply, please submit an application to the application site including: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a diversity and inclusion statement indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion; (3) a teaching plan; (4) a research plan; and (5) names and contact information for at least three references. The search committee may contact references to request letters. For information and/or questions regarding applications, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at coeacademicaffairs@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 1 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University, the College of Engineering and the Charles D. Davidson School of Chemical Engineering are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

Purdue University’s Charles D. Davidson School of Chemical Engineering is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Purdue and the College of Engineering have a Concierge Program that provides dual career assistance and relocation services.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women,

individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Staff Positions

Staff positions are advertised and filled by Purdue's Human Resources Services, where you will find a list of current job openings, information on benefits, and instructions on how to apply for a job.

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.