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Chemical & Biological Engineering Asst./Assoc. Professor - 517353

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Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Tuscaloosa
Categories: Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty

Department/Organization
214221 - Chemical and Biological Engineering

Rank
Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Position Summary

The Chemical and Biological Engineering department is recruiting multiple tenure track faculty position(s) at the rank of Assistant/Associate. The following areas of research expertise are to be emphasized in the search:

• Electrochemical engineering

• Biomaterials

• Bio/metabolic engineering

• Additive and advanced manufacturing

Detailed Position Information
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The University of Alabama invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions across all domains relevant to chemical and biological engineering. Candidates with particular research emphasis and interests in the areas of electrochemical engineering, biomaterials, bio/metabolic engineering, and additive/advanced manufacturing are strongly encouraged to apply. The applicants should build upon and expand the strengths of our faculty (https://eng.ua.edu/departments/chemical-and-biological-engineering/), as well as the University of Alabama Research Institutes (http://ovpred.ua.edu/research-institutes/). Candidates will be considered for appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Candidates from under-represented groups in engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.

The department’s research portfolio has rapidly expanded over the last few years, along with an unprecedented growth in research funding and doctoral student enrollment. The department prides itself in its highly interdisciplinary and collegial research atmosphere, as well as its thriving undergraduate program. Extensive collaboration opportunities exist within the department and across campus.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in chemical engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution, along with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Applicants must have conducted prior research work and produced scholarly publications in refereed and other professional journals. Applicants must also meet all university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Preferred Qualifications
• Have a demonstrated record of high-quality research and scholarly peer-reviewed publications.

• Significant record of scholarship in a department with undergraduate and graduate degree programs in chemical engineering or a closely related field.

• Post-doctoral experience or other similar post-graduate experience.

• Experience working in a multicultural and diverse environment.

• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

• For those candidates applying for Associate Professor, a strong record of both external grant funding and scholarship as demonstrated through refereed journal publications and other meritorious intellectual contributions.

Instructions and Required Materials for Application
Application packages must be submitted electronically and should consist of a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for at least three references. Applications will be accepted and reviewed continuously until the positions are filled with an expected start date of August 16, 2023. Questions can be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Prof. C. Heath Turner, [email protected].

About the College of Engineering
As one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering instruction, The University of Alabama has more than 175 years of engineering education experience. UA’s College of Engineering is committed to conducting leading-edge research, providing unparalleled educational opportunities and investing in students who will be the scholars and industry professionals shaping the future of the field of engineering.

Research is a critical component of our mission as the flagship university in the state of Alabama. Over the past decade, the College’s research activity has more than doubled, and the Shelby Science and Engineering Quad was completed at a cost of more than $300 million. There are 10 research centers housed under the College, spanning areas from cybersecurity to transportation, that are dedicated to making sustainable changes and an impact on local, national and global levels.

With hundreds of award-winning faculty and staff members, and a diverse offering of nationally accredited programs, facilities and resources, the College has positioned itself for success as a leader in engineering education.

About the University of Alabama
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.

A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.

As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.

About Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.

It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.

With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.

Background Investigation and EEO Statement
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

Advertised: 29 Aug 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 31 May 2023 Central Daylight Time

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Organization

The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.
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