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Department:Chemical Engineering
Location:Santa Barbara, California
Target rank:Professor
Tenure track:yes
Start date:Spring 2016
Posting date:August 11, 2014
Application deadline:October 31, 2015
More info URL:http://sustech.ucsb.edu/mellichamp-endowed-chairs-sustainability
Contact: UCSB ChE Faculty Search Committee Chair
Research areas:Environment/sustainability

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The University of California, Santa Barbara seeks to hire a highly creative and productive individual to fill a Mellichamp Chair in Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing, starting March 1, 2016 or later. Via a Mellichamp Academic Initiative, the University has approved a cluster of four endowed Chair positions with a common theme of Sustainable Materials and Product Design. The interests of the Chairholders will encompass green chemistry, sustainable strategies in chemical processing, sustainable catalysis, and economic analysis of sustainable chemical technologies. The cluster is the result of a philanthropic gift generously donated by Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp. All four Chairholders are expected to work together closely to foster broad, interdisciplinary research and education in chemical sustainability. Sustainable strategies in chemical processing may include reducing or eliminating the use of rare elements and other scarce materials, minimizing the use of fresh water and energy, increasing the ease of recovery/recycling including from contaminated sources, and limiting the environmental toxicity of intended products, by-products and degradation products, using chemical and/or biological approaches. This academic appointment will be primarily in Chemical Engineering, although joint appointments will also be considered. We seek outstanding individuals with clear evidence of important intellectual contributions in the general area of design of sustainable chemical technologies. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. This is an external search for a tenured position and is open to candidates of any rank. Applications should contain a cover letter briefly outlining career plans, a statement of research, a statement of teaching and interests, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for 3 - 5 references. Although the position will remain open until filled, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by October 31, 2015 for priority consideration. Please submit all application materials via UC Recruit at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00510. Questions regarding this position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee at: chefacultysearch14@engineering.ucsb.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.