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Institution:South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Department:Chemical and Biological Engineering
Location:Rapid City, South Dakota
Target rank:Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor
Tenure track:yes
Start date:Fall 2012
Posting date:February 1, 2012
Application deadline:none
More info URL:http://www.sdsmt.edu
Contact: Linda Embrock
Research areas:Materials, Bioengineering, Environment/sustainability, Energy

Assistant, Associate or Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology seeks exceptional candidates for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and research interest in: Advanced Materials, Bioengineering, Engineering Science, Health and Nutrition, and/or Sustainable Energy and Clean Water Technologies. Exceptional candidates with other research interests will also be considered. The department anticipates filling multiple faculty positions for the next academic year.

Candidates will have an earned doctorate in Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment. The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department promotes an outstanding educational environment for students, thus applicants should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. Previous teaching at the university level and industrial experience are highly desirable. It is expected that the successful candidate will initiate and/or sustain an active externally sponsored collaborative research program. The new faculty member will participate in the M.S. Chemical Engineering program and the Ph.D. program in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The desired start date is August 22, 2012.

Strong established emphases exist in bioprocessing of solids to liquid fuels and chemical feedstocks; solar and hydrogen energy; molecular simulation; and ceramic, energetic and polymeric materials in the department and university. Opportunities exist to collaborate with Materials Engineering and Science, Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, and Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. programs on campus. The CBE faculty enjoy a close supporting relationship to the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Bioenergy Research and Development (CBERD, http://www.bioenergynow.org), the South Dakota 2010 Center for Bioprocessing Research and Development (CBRD; http://www.bioprocessingcenter.org) and the Composites and Polymer Engineering Laboratory (CAPE, http://cape.sdsmt.edu).

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department has a long standing tradition of excellent process oriented educational programs. In 2011, CBE moved into the $19MM Chemical and Biological Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) building which offers state of the art teaching facilities and research laboratories and includes a new pilot scale unit operations laboratory. The department offers BS, MS and PhD degrees, and currently is home to about 200 undergraduate and 40 graduate and post-doctoral students. For more information regarding the CBE Department visit http://cbe.sdsmt.edu.

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is a public state university offering bachelor, master’s, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science. The University’s research programs focus on the following four areas: Energy and Environment; Materials and Manufacturing; Underground Science and Engineering; and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education. The School of Mines’ approximately 2,300 students include traditional and non-traditional learners from 38 states and 32 countries. Located in Rapid City, South Dakota’s second largest city, the University is only 25 miles from Mount Rushmore and the beautiful Black Hills. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate, and the Black Hills offer year-round recreational opportunities. For more information about the School of Mines and Rapid City, visit: http://www.sdsmt.edu and http://visitrapidcity.com/.

The School of Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at http://sdmines.sdsmt.edu/sdsmt/employment. Human Resources can provide accommodation to the on-line application process and can be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin February 24, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation. This position is funded from general funds and is needed to support the undergraduate and graduate educational and research missions of the university.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, military status, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, political preference or disability in employment or the provision of service.