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Assistant/Associate Professor Position in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering

The Charles D. Davidson School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate level. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in process systems, separations, and catalysis science. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering or a related discipline and demonstrate excellent potential to build an independent research program at the forefront of their field, as well as potential to educate and mentor students. The successful candidate will conduct original research, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service both at the School and University levels.

The Charles D. Davidson School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University has experienced significant growth in recent years including the 2017 launch of CISTAR, an NSF Engineering Research Center. For a detailed description of research activities see https://engineering.purdue.edu/ChE/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 (7th for graduate programs, 3rd for online graduate engineering programs, and 9th for undergraduate programs per USWNR, 2020) 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 Purdue Engineering Initiatives (PEI’s), and facilities.

Use this posting link https://careers.purdue.edu/job/West-Lafayette-Assistant-or-Associate-Professor-of-Chemical-Engineering-IN-47906/685661300/ to submit required application documents including a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and a statement of research, copies of two representative papers, and names and contact information of four references. For information/questions regarding applications contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at coeacademicaffairs@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2020, and will continue until position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue is an ADVANCE institution http://www.purdue.edu/advance-purdue/. Purdue University’s Davidson School of Chemical Engineering is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. 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.


For more information, please visit the College of Engineering website for a list of all open faculty positions and instructions on how to apply https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/InfoFor/ProspectiveFaculty

Purdue and the College of Engineering have a Concierge Program to assist new faculty and their partners regarding dual career needs and facilitate their relocation.


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.