Chemical Engineering Job Openings



Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor: The Auburn University Department of Chemical Engineering invites applications for three tenure track faculty positions. These tenure track appointments are to become effective in August 2019.

Our department seeks outstanding candidates who have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, petroleum engineering, or related field. The areas of expertise are open; however the individuals selected for these positions will be expected to contribute to the growth of at least one of the department’s strategic focus areas: energy and environment, advanced materials, computer-aided chemical engineering, and pharmaceutical/biomedical engineering.

Established in 1856, Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier comprehensive land, sea, and space grant institutions with a dynamic 150 year history of strong commitment to instruction, research, and outreach. Auburn University is located in the family friendly town of Auburn, Alabama, with a population of 50,000, a renowned school system and nationally recognized medical center. Auburn is located approximately 50 miles from Montgomery, the capital of Alabama, and 100 miles from Atlanta, Georgia, geographically providing a moderate climate with easy access to both beach and mountain recreational facilities. In the 2018 edition of the U.S. News and World Report ratings of America’s Best Colleges, it was ranked 52nd among public universities. The University’s main campus enrollment is over 30,000 students, including approximately 24,600 undergraduates and almost 6,000 graduate students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.

In support of our strategic plan, Auburn University will maintain its strong commitment to diversity with standards to help ensure faculty, staff, and student diversity through recruitment and retention efforts.

The Auburn Department of Chemical Engineering has a strong and progressive research program and a long tradition of excellence in both graduate and undergraduate education. The department has 25 full-time faculty, several research staff and postdoctoral associates, 100 graduate students (more than 80 of whom are in the doctoral program), and over 650 undergraduate students. The department maintains vibrant research programs with approximately $7.5 Million annually in sponsored research and recently concluded full renovations of its Ross Hall and Wilmore Laboratories which provide cutting edge research, instruction and office space. These renovations totaled over $40 Million.

Desired Qualifications: The candidates selected for these positions must demonstrate a strong commitment and potential to excel at both research and teaching in the area of chemical engineering. Additionally, the candidates will have a strong record of scholarly publication, an ability to attract and sustain externally sponsored research funding to support their research program, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, or a closely related field. The candidates selected for these positions must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Ph.D. (or terminal degree) required at the time employment begins. Excellent communication skills and a high level of personal motivation are required.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018, and will continue until candidates have been identified.

Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Last Updated: 10/8/18 2:48 PM