Assistant Professor - Chemical & Materials Engineering (Chemical Engineering)

Job Details

Job no: 519124
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Engineering

Position Rank and Title: Assistant Professor

School/Department Name: Chemical and Materials Engineering Department

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank as established by the CSU Salary Schedule. See Benefits Summary for details about the CSU’s excellent employment benefits.

Application Deadline: by 5:00pm Friday December 16, 2022, Pacific Standard Time

Target Start Date: August 17, 2023

First Review Date (or Closing Date): Friday December 16, 2022

Position Description

The Chemical and Materials Engineering Department at San Jose State University seeks an Assistant Professor for a full-time, tenure-track position with primary teaching and coordinating responsibilities in the Chemical Engineering program. The applicant must have demonstrated research expertise in green energy and sustainability, artificial intelligence applications in chemical engineering, bioengineering, materials processing, or nanotechnology. Particularly related to the themes identified as priority areas by the University: Sustainable Futures and Earth Systems Science or Health Equity and Health Infrastructures.

Since 1956, the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering has been committed to providing the best academic preparation for undergraduate and graduate students. The current research areas of our faculty include biochemical engineering, engineering for health and safety, sustainability, materials/semiconductors, and energy. Most of our students find gainful employment, and enjoy successful and productive careers in the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond. Our faculty is committed to student success by providing experiential learning through independent research projects and collaborative research with local industries and universities. Details are provided in the department website at https://www.sjsu.edu/cme/.

The Chemical and Materials Engineering Department and San José State University value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. SJSU enrolls more than 36,000 students, many of whom are historically underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. The university’s commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni. As such, San José State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. We ask that all applicants include a Diversity Statement with their application package. A guide to writing this statement can be found at SJSU Diversity Statement Guidelines, along with information about how these statements will be evaluated.

Required Qualifications

  • The applicant must have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, or in a closely related engineering discipline
  • The applicant must have attained the Ph.D. degree by January 2022 and must have at least one year of post-doctoral work or equivalent industry/academia experience
  • The applicant must have demonstrated research expertise through high-quality peer-reviewed publications
  • Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a socially and economically diverse student population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience

Preferred Qualifications

Priority will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:

  • At least one degree (B.S. or M.S.) in Chemical Engineering
  • Committed to teaching and research activities of the highest academic and professional caliber, and maintain a student-centric approach, thus contributing to the development of students as productive, responsible, and caring citizens of the world.
  • Have a strong commitment to:
  • teaching and working with a diverse population of students at the undergraduate and Masters levels
  • teaching core and elective undergraduate and Masters-level Chemical Engineering courses
  • curricular development to complement and further advance the current curriculum
  • laboratory development that will enhance the quality of education and research opportunities provided to the students
  • development of externally funded research program, and dissemination through peer-reviewed publications
    • The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter, has excellent written and oral communications skills, and be a team player
    • Aptitude for developing new or complementing existing chemical engineering undergraduate laboratory curricula
    • Aptitude for teaching core chemical engineering undergraduate and graduate courses in chemical reactor design, plant design, or thermodynamics

    Key Responsibilities

    • The Candidate will teach Masters-level and undergraduate courses in chemical engineering, conduct research in their area of expertise, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and contribute to the growth and success of the department.
    • The candidate will participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committees and other service assignments.
    • The candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

    Other Duties

    Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, some faculty duties may lead to designation as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSAs are required to complete Clery Act training and to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution.

    Application Procedure

    Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

    • letter of interest – two page maximum, 11pt font
    • curriculum vitae
    • diversity statement – three page maximum, 11pt font
    • statement of teaching interests/philosophy – three page maximum, 11pt font
    • research plans – three page maximum, 11pt font
    • applications are due by 5:00 p.m., Friday December 16, 2022, Pacific Standard Time
    • the application should include the contact information (name, phone number and email address) for a minimum of three references

    Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Liat Rosenfeld, [email protected].

    Conditional Offer

    The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Proof of immunization and booster shots against COVID-19 or proof of a medical or religious exemption and compliance with testing protocols is required for employment. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    San José State University: Silicon Valley's Public University

    Located in the heart of Silicon Valley — one of the most innovative regions in the world — San José State University is the founding campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system and the first public university in the West. Recognized as a leading transformative educational institution, San José State is an essential partner in the technological, economic, cultural, and social development of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and California. SJSU is a top-200 school nationally in research funding and second highest in research productivity in the CSU system. Cutting-edge research, world-class scholarship, student-centered learning, diverse communities, and commitment to social justice, allow SJSU to provide life-changing opportunities and advance the public good locally and globally.


    Equal Employment Statement

    San José State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of Age, Ancestry, Caste, Color, Disability, Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Military Status, Nationality, Race, Religion, Religious Creed, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Sex Stereotype, and Veteran Status. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


    Campus Security and Fire Safety Notification

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Security-Report.pdf. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at [email protected]

    Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is available at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Fire-Safety-Report.pdf. The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at [email protected]

    Advertised: September 26, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
    Applications close: Open until filled

    Organization

    Welcome to San José State University!

    San José State University is a major, comprehensive public university located in the center of San José and in the heart of Silicon Valley. SJSU is the oldest state university in California. Its distinctive character has been forged by its long history, by its location, and by its vision - a blend of the old and the new, of the traditional and the innovative. Among its most prized traditions is an uncompromising commitment to offer access to higher education to all persons who meet the criteria for admission, yielding a stimulating mix of age groups, cultures, and economic backgrounds for teaching, learning, and research. SJSU takes pride in and is firmly committed to teaching and learning, with a faculty that is active in scholarship, research, technological innovation, community service, and the arts.

    Located on 154 acres in downtown San José, the university offers the excitement of studying at a large, metropolitan campus where many cultures meet. Yet students find personal attention from faculty members in the smaller setting of the university's eight colleges.

    Mission Statement

    In collaboration with nearby industries and communities, this faculty and staff is dedicated to achieving the University's mission as a responsive institution of the State of California.

    To enrich the lives of its students, to transmit knowledge to its students along with the necessary skills for applying it in the service of our society, and to expand the base of knowledge through research and scholarship.

    Leadership at SJSU

    Leadership at San Jose State is defined by a belief that shared decision making and collaborative university governance is at the core of our culture. With this inclusive approach as a guide, President Mohammad H. Qayoumi and the university's leadership promote discussion and engagement among faculty, staff, students and the community to shape and accomplish the goals of San Jose State.

    California State University System

    San Jose State is one of 23 campuses within the California State University System, the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. The 25-member CSU Board of Trustees is responsible for the oversight of the California State University system. See the California State University, Office of the Chancellor website for more information.

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