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Institution:West Virginia University
Department:Chemical Engineering
Location:Morgantown, West Virginia
Target rank:Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Tenure track:yes
Start date:Fall 2020
Posting date:May 17, 2019
Application deadline:October 31, 2019
Contact: Linda S Rogers
304 293-9360
Research areas:Energy, Process engineering

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Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at West Virginia University invites applications for tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor depending upon qualifications. Candidates must have research expertise in one or more of the following areas (1) process systems engineering, including artificial intelligence techniques, and/or computations with an emphasis in energy systems, (2) catalysis, catalytic materials, and/or reaction engineering in the area of energy systems (3) materials processing (including polymeric materials and/or biomaterials) for synthetic sustainable applications.

Eligible candidates must have a PhD in chemical engineering or a related engineering discipline and at least 1 year of postdoctoral experience in academia, government or industry. Candidates must also have the ability to (1) teach a variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels within the Department, (2) develop and sustain an externally funded research program leading to national and international recognition, support and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other research personnel, publish peer-reviewed papers, make presentations at national meetings and collaborate within multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and other researchers within the department, college, and university and (3) perform service activities commensurate with the position and become a collegial faculty member. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must have an outstanding record of teaching, research and service.

West Virginia University is the comprehensive Land Grant University of the State of West Virginia with a main campus enrollment of over 29,000 students, and a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity (R1 University). Morgantown and its vicinity have a population of about 62,000 residents and are ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities, such as the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the FBI, as well as private industry. The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the area and the university are available at http://www.morgantownwv.gov/ and http://www.wvu.edu.

The Statler College continues to grow, and currently has eight academic departments with over 4,700 students and 135 faculty members. It is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research, as well as for its excellent faculty and students. The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering has 14 tenure track faculty members and approximately 290 undergraduate and 55 graduate students. The Department offers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels. The Biomedical Engineering program has eight participating faculty from several departments including Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career (https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/new-employees) and a range of progressive policies to support work-life integration (https://faculty.wvu.edu/policies-and-procedures/work-life-integration). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv).

To apply for this opportunity, visit http://jobs.wvu.edu. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and complete contact information of three professional references, a three-page narrative describing research expertise and plans, and a two-page statement on teaching philosophy. Application review begins on September 1, 2019. It should be noted that complete and professional quality documentation must be submitted in order for any candidate to be considered for this position. For further information, contact Richard Turton at 304-293-9364 or email: richard.turton@mail.wvu.edu or visit the CBE website at http://cbe.statler.wvu.edu.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.