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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:flexible
Posting date:June 29, 2011
Application deadline:September 15, 2011
Contact: Richard Turton
304 293-9364
Research areas:Energy, Modeling/simulation

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING: Process Simulation, Analysis, and Modeling of Energy Systems

The Department of Chemical Engineering at West Virginia University is soliciting applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Research expertise is required in one or more of the following areas: Simulation and Control of Energy Processes, Energy Systems Analysis, and Modeling of Energy Processes. A BS and PhD in chemical engineering are required.

The successful candidate is expected to develop an externally-funded research program, to support and mentor graduate students, to publish peer-reviewed papers, to make presentations at national meetings and to perform service activities commensurate with the position. The candidate will also be required to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in chemical engineering. The candidate is expected to play a key role in developing courses in energy systems analysis and modeling and related areas. In addition, it is expected that the successful candidate will interact with other researchers in the Department of Chemical Engineering, the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, and other WVU faculty with interests in related areas.

West Virginia University is a comprehensive land-grant institution with an enrollment of over 29,000 students, and a Carnegie Class High research standing. The College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has seven departments, over 3,100 students, 120 faculty, and approximately $28M in research expenditures annually. The Department of Chemical Engineering has 13 tenure-track faculty members and over $3M in annual research expenditures, and offers BS, MS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering along with a certificate in Biomedical Engineering at the undergraduate level. For more information on WVU and Morgantown see: http://www.wvu.edu and http://www.morgantown.com. Review of the applications will commence on September 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a cover letter describing their qualifications to Professor Richard Turton, Chair – Search Committee, Department of Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University, PO Box 6102, Morgantown, WV 26506-6102. Applicants should enclose a CV, a teaching plan, a research plan, and names and contact information for five references. Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent to che-search@mail.wvu.edu. The anticipated start date of the position is Spring or Fall 2012.

West Virginia University is the recipient of an NSF Advanced Award for gender equity.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer which encourages applications from women, minorities and individuals with disabilities, in commitment to building a diverse body of faculty and staff. In addition, the University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.