The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at assistant, associate or full professor level. Preference will be given to candidates with interests that complement the existing departmental strengths described below. The final rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Outstanding applicants will be considered for a chaired position within the department. The target starting date for this position is August 2019. An earned doctorate in chemical engineering or a related area is required.
Faculty responsibilities include effective classroom teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in chemical engineering, developing curricula and laboratories, supervising M.S. and Ph.D. students, publishing journal articles, and establishing and maintaining an externally funded research program that contributes to the overall goals of the College of Engineering. Effective communication and leadership skills are vital. Teaching experience is desirable.
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The University of Iowa understands the link between diversity and excellence in education. We embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive campus culture so that all community members are able to unlock their own potential. Faculty members in the College of Engineering contribute to this mission by designing curricula, research programs, and engagement opportunities that advance understanding of diversity and emphasize the value of global citizenship. As part of the application, candidates are required to provide a commitment to diversity statement that provides their perspective on the educational challenges faced by underrepresented and disadvantaged populations and describes their past, current and planned future efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in alignment with the University of Iowa's mission and values in the areas of teaching, research mentoring and broader impacts, or other professional service. To learn more about the University of Iowa's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit www.diversity.uiowa.edu . The Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department enthusiastically invites applications from women and minorities.
The University of Iowa is committed to providing opportunities for faculty and staff employees to Build a Career | Build a Life . For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see: https://worklife.uiowa.edu/ . Salary and benefits are excellent.
The search committee chair is David G. Rethwisch (email@example.com) and he can be contacted for preliminary inquiries for additional information.
Initial screening of applicants will begin in October 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
***Note to applicants: interested candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching plans, a commitment to diversity statement, and a list of three to five professional references. References will be contacted only after initial screening and with the applicant's approval. An application that does not include all of these required elements will be considered incomplete. Please address all required and desirable qualifications in your application materials.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.