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Institution:Washington State University
Department:The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
Location:Pullman, Washington
Target rank:Assistant Professor
Tenure track:yes
Start date:flexible
Posting date:October 29, 2012
Application deadline:none
More info URL:http://www.wsujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=57729
Contact: Diana Thornton
(509) 335-3811
Research areas:Materials, Reaction engineering, Energy

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Washington State University

The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering at Washington State University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering. The successful applicant will be based at the Pullman campus. The primary area of research interest is catalytic processes for clean energy, including but not limited to experimental and theoretical catalysis, reaction engineering, and advanced materials for alternative energy.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or closely related discipline at the time of appointment. A successful candidate should demonstrate the potential for excellence in energy-related research with an emphasis in catalysis and in teaching core and elective courses in chemical engineering. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of publication in high impact, peer-refereed, archival journals, a proven ability to attract externally sponsored research, a proven record of collaboration, and prior experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses.

The Voiland School currently has 300 undergraduate students, 70 graduate students, of whom 61 are PhD students, and 16 faculty. During fiscal year 2012, faculty in the school expended extramurally sponsored funds totaling $4.11 million from industry, NSF, DOE, DOD, NIH, and ONR and created two new companies from technologies developed as a part of their research. During the next year, we plan to add three additional faculty, including the individual who will be hired into this position and one distinguished full professor. Washington State University's Pullman campus is close to the US DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and faculty members at the Pullman campus have excellent opportunities for research collaborations with staff at PNNL including the Institute for Interdisciplinary Catalysis (IIC), as well as access to the state-of-the-art analytical equipment located at the PNNL user facility, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) in addition to a cluster of researchers within WSU developing clean energy technologies.

Responsibilities for this position include: conducting funded innovative research in catalytic processes for alternative energy leading to internationally regarded publications, developing and leading a nationally recognized research group, collaborating with others within the School, the University, PNNL, and/or other organizations, and successfully developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate core and elective courses.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a statement of research plans, and a statement of teaching experience, interest, and philosophy online at: http://www.wsujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=57729. The letter should be addressed to Dr. Su Ha, Chair Search Committee, Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-2710. Only online applications will be considered.

Screening of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred starting date of this new position is August 15, 2013.

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. Citizens.