Assistant Professor

Location
Fayetteville, AR
Posted
Sep 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number F346P

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/22749

Working Title Assistant Professor

Department Chemical Engineering

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.



About the College/Department

The Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering is endowed with over $13 million in funding and eleven endowed positions. It houses the NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center on Membrane Science, Engineering and Technology. Campus user facilities include high-end microscopy and spectroscopy, surface characterization, microCT imaging, mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy, and a high-performance computing center. Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries. The surrounding area is home to a unique blend of academic, commercial, and entrepreneurial endeavors. Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.



Department Home Page chemical-engineering.uark.edu

Job Type Faculty

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate with education and/or experience

Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Bell Engineering

Summary of Job Duties

The Assistant Professor's job duties include building a nationally recognized research program and contributing to the mission of the university and department through teaching and service. Teaching: Teach current classes in the graduate and undergraduate chemical engineering curriculum. Develop new electives, especially in your field of expertise, at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Mentor graduate and undergraduate students through research-based coursework. Research: develop a nationally recognized research program. Mentor graduate students to advanced degrees through participation in research and writing of theses and scholarly publications.) Service: Serve on a reasonable number of departmental and university committees, based on interests and departmental needs. Perform external service, e.g. organizing sessions at national meetings or reviewing research proposals, that enhances your professional stature and serves your research community.



Minimum Qualifications

Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or closely related field conferred by the start of employment
  • Record of scholarly research including publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Record of presentations at professional meetings appropriate to research expertise


Preferred Qualifications
  • Research experience may align with the following areas: nanotechnology, separations, life cycle analysis, and biomolecular engineering


Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally:

  • Crouching
  • Feeling
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Stooping
  • Walking

Frequently:

  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Grasping
  • Hearing
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Talking

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.



Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check


Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.





Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Anticipated Start Date 08/13/2018

Recruitment Contact Information

Dave Ford
Department Head, Professor
daveford@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.



Special Instructions Summary

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2017. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Applicants should submit a one-page letter of application, a curriculum vita, a three-page statement of research interests, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and three references.



Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.



Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR




Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
    4. Statement of Research Philosophy
    5. List of Professional References
    Optional Documents
    1. Proof of Veterans Status

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