Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor (Chemical Engineering)

General Description of Position: The Department of Chemical Engineering at Kansas State University (K-State) invites applications for open faculty positions at any level.  All research areas will be considered, but priority will be given to candidates who build upon existing strengths and opportunities in materials or processes that address the challenges of energy supply, pollution control, health, and research at the intersection of engineering and the bio-sciences. Outstanding candidates will be considered for several open endowed positions. Information about the Department:

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Kansas State University enrolls approximately 300 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students.  Active research and teaching programs exist in the areas of, catalysis, thermodynamics, sustainable energy, polymeric nanomaterials for drug delivery, molecular modeling, bio-interfaces, materials for infection control, and semiconductors.  In 2016, departmental research expenditures exceeded $3.7 million with many research partners in the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts & Sciences, and other engineering units. 

The College of Engineering is undergoing rapid expansion and will be hiring 35 additional faculty over the next few years.  K-State is a Land Grant University and is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Intensive Institution and has been ranked among the top state and private institutions of higher education in Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall scholars since 1986. Current enrollment is over 22,000 students. Additional information is available at www.che.ksu.edu.

Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.  Job Description:

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Kansas State University (K-State) invites applications for open faculty positions at any level.  All research areas will be considered, but priority will be given to candidates who build upon existing strengths and opportunities in materials or processes that address the challenges of energy supply, pollution control, health, and research at the intersection of engineering and the bio-sciences. Outstanding candidates will be considered for several open endowed positions.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS or PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering or equivalent fields (applications with no BS or PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering or equivalent fields are considered non-responsive)
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to develop and sustain an active, externally funded research program, and effectively manage research projects and student/staff researchers
  • Demonstrated ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the Chemical Engineering curriculum
  • A record of achievement that merits appointment as a tenured Faculty member for those applying at the Associate Professor or Professor level
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Versatility in teaching capabilities
  • Ability to establish collaborations beyond the department and college
  • Willingness to serve the department, institution, and profession through active participation in committees and professional societies
  • Ability to establish collaborations beyond the department and college
  • Willingness to serve the department, institution, and profession through active participation in committees and professional societies.
Special Instructions to Applicants:  

Interested applicants should submit a single PDF file that includes a curriculum vitae, a statement of research objectives, a statement of teaching interests and goals, and the contact information of at least three professional references.

Applications packets for this position should be submitted through the Kansas State University PageUp system, see: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/jobs/.    Inquiries and applications will be confidential.  The names of finalists who come to the campus for interviews will be announced publicly.

Screening of Applications Begins:   Immediately and positions will remain open until filled. Salary Range / Pay Rate:

$85,000 to $106,000

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The selected candidate can expect strong professional development opportunities including competitive salaries and start-up packages, and teaching and research mentoring to ensure a successful start to their careers or transition to Kansas State University.  Several centers and multidisciplinary programs offer excellent opportunities to facilitate collaboration. Manhattan, Kansas has been selected as the future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF).  NBAF is being built adjacent to the K State Campus at a cost of over $1.25 billion and will provide research infrastructure to protect the country’s food supply and agricultural economy. NBAF is expected to provide research opportunities for faculty members (BSL-4, http://nbafinkansas.org).  The existing Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State University (BSL-3, http://www.bri.ksu.edu/) complements NBAF.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.