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Institution:Kansas State University
Department:Chemical Engineering
Location:Manhattan, Kansas
Target rank:Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor
Tenure track:yes
Start date:flexible
Posting date:August 22, 2014
Application deadline:none
More info URL:http://www.che.ksu.edu
Contact: Peter Pfromm
785 532-4312
Research areas:Materials, Reaction engineering, Bioengineering, Thermo/stat-mech, Environment/sustainability, Process engineering, Dynamics/control, Nanotechnology, Transport phenomena, Energy, Separations, Education

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Kansas State University (K-State) invites applications for an open faculty position at any level. All research areas will be considered, but priority will be given to candidates who build upon existing strengths and opportunities in materials or processes that address the challenges of energy supply, sustainability, and renewable resources, and research at the intersection of engineering and the bio-sciences. Preference will be given to applications received by October 15, 2014; however, the position will remain open until filled. The anticipated starting date is August 2015.

Required Qualifications: Candidates should have
• BS and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering or equivalent fields
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to develop and sustain an active, externally funded research program, and effectively manage research projects and student/staff researchers
• Qualifications to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the chemical engineering curriculum
• A record of achievement that merits appointment as a tenured Faculty member for those applying at the Associate Professor or Professor level
Preferred Qualifications: Additionally, ideal candidates will have
• Versatility in teaching capabilities
• Ability to establish collaborations beyond the department and college
• Willingness to serve the department, institution, and profession through active participation in committees and professional societies.

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Kansas State University has 10 faculty members, enrolls approximately 300 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students. Active research and teaching programs exist in the areas of separations, transport, catalysis, thermodynamics, sustainable energy, nanotechnology, and semiconductors. In 2013, departmental research expenditures exceeded $5 million with many research partners in the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts & Sciences, and other engineering units. K-State is a Land Grant University and is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Intensive Institution and has been ranked among the top state and private institutions of higher education in Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall scholars since 1986. Current enrollment is over 24,000 students. Additional information is available at http://www.che.ksu.edu.

The selected candidate can expect strong professional development opportunities including competitive salaries and start-up packages, and teaching and research mentoring to ensure a successful start to their careers or transition to Kansas State University. Several centers and multidisciplinary programs offer excellent opportunities to facilitate collaboration. Manhattan, Kansas has been selected as the future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF). NBAF is being built adjacent to the K State Campus at a cost of over $1 billion and will provide research infrastructure to protect the country’s food supply and agricultural economy. NBAF is expected to provide research opportunities for faculty members (BSL-4, http://nbafinkansas.org). The existing Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State University (BSL-3, http://www.bri.ksu.edu/) complements NBAF.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested applicants should submit a single PDF file that includes a curriculum vitae, a statement of research objectives, a statement of teaching interests and goals, and the contact information of at least three professional references. Submission of applications and nominations will be accepted by Prof. Peter Pfromm, Search Committee Chair electronically at CHEsearch@ksu.edu; (785) 532-4312. Inquiries and applications will be confidential. The names of finalists who come to the campus for interviews will be announced publicly.

Kansas State University is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. K-State is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. Kansas State University is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required.