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Assistant Professor Tenure Track, Chemical Engineering

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND
Position Information: DescriptionThe Department of Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Mines at the University of North Dakota (UND) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Chemical Engineering beginning August 2023. This is a tenure-track position but an offer of tenure may be made based on a candidate’s documented record of achievement and subject to approval from the department, college, University and State Board of Higher Education

The Department of Chemical Engineering strives to achieve excellence as a department in both teaching and research. A few of our strengths as a department are our commitment to building a strong rapport between students and faculty and our extensive departmental and interdepartmental research collaboration. We maintain small class sizes, an open office hours policy, and a commitment by all faculty to helping all students maximize their potential.  We provide an environment that fosters mutual respect and maximizes learning.  The department was awarded the 2016 University Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2020 University Award for Excellence in Research. 

Grand Forks has been rated as one of the top communities in the nation in which to live and work.  Features include excellent schools, affordable housing, and safe neighborhoods.  UND’s Chemical Engineering Department is committed to faculty development and maintaining a true balance between teaching and scholarship, and between career and family.  It’s a great place to pursue your career.

Position Benefits

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

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 will be dedicated to excellence in chemical engineering education for a diverse student population. Position duties will be primarily on teaching and research activities with some additional time allocated for service:

    Teaching responsibilities will typically consist of up to two courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Each of these courses will also have online sections associated with them. The faculty member recruited for this position will be expected to develop and maintain an active and self-sustaining research program that complements current department and college focus areas in: energy systems, environmental sustainability, biomedical engineering, and engineering education. Other duties include participation in department, college, university, and professional service activities.
Required Competencies

    A passion for teaching excellence

    A strong track record in research productivity

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Demonstrated commitment to promoting: student success, diversity, equity, and inclusion within chemical engineering

Minimum Requirements

    B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering or a closely related field (PhD must be from a department that offers an ABET accredited BS program)

    Successful 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

    Synergies with Chemical Energy faculty research areas are identified and a collaboration plan is outlined

    Teaching experience as a primary instructor

    Research or industrial experience in chemical engineering

Minimum Hiring Salary

Starting Salary $92,000

Contract Period/Start Date

Position is full-time, benefitted and exempt.  Dates of initial contract are August 16, 2023 to May 15, 2024

To ApplyFor full consideration, applications must be received by February 10, 2023 and include the following materials:

    Cover Letter

    Curriculum Vitae

    Research Interest Statement showcasing UND grand challenge related industrial/research experience

    Teaching statement highlighting an ability to deal with on-campus and online students

    Statement for promoting student success for a diverse student body within an inclusive classroom environment

    Names and contact information for three professional 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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