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Open Rank Research Professor-Chemical Engineering

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Position Information: Description

The University of North Dakota (UND) is searching to hire up to three Assistant, Associate or Full Research Professor faculty members with expertise in energy research. These will be 12-month, non-tenure track positions at a rank based on the candidates’ documented record of achievement. The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to energy research within the College of Engineering and Mines and in collaboration with other colleges across campus and the Energy and Environmental Research Center. These positions are contingent upon availability of funding and will be primarily on campus (not remote). 

Position Benefits

Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium),  life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, and 10 paid holidays.

Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Find out more about UND's great benefits and perks here!

Duties & Responsibilities
  • The successful applicant must have a demonstrated track record of developing an externally funded research program.  The successful applicant will have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. The successful applicant will have the following primary responsibilities and duties:

  • Conducting research in the broad area of energy.Conducting engineering scholarly activities including grant preparation and submission, mentoring of graduate student researchers, publication of results, and development of an externally funded research programOperating laboratory equipment and instrumentation appropriate to the candidate’s fieldCommunicating effectively in English with students, families, faculty, staff and other professional colleagues in person and at-a-distance (phone, email, etc.)Appointments may include teaching up to one course per year, both on-campus and at-a-distance, potentially including both classroom and laboratory settings.  Utilizing computer hardware and software to carry out teaching, research, and service responsibilities to their departmentParticipating in school, college/university, and professional service activities as needed
Required Competencies
    Broad knowledge of academic and commercial development relevant to energyProven ability to operate effectively as a team player and leader who works effectively with superiors, peers, and subordinates and has strong interpersonal skills.
Minimum Requirements
    PhD degree in chemical engineering or closely related fieldA record of obtaining external funding for energy researchA publication record in the area of energy researchSuccessful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications
    Associate/Full Professor candidates must meet the school/college/university standards for appointment to the rank, including significant experience/accomplishments in the candidate’s area of expertise. Full Professor candidates must also have national distinction, international recognition, and a substantial scholarly record in candidate’s area of expertise.Experience working with diverse groups.
Minimum Hiring Salary

Commensurate with experience and rank. 

Contract Period/Start Date

12 month contract with August 16, 2022 start date. 

To Apply

For full consideration, applications must be received by July 20, 2022 and include the following materials:

    Resume 4-page statement of teaching and research interestsNames and contact information of three (3) references

Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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