CBE Practice Professor in Energy & Sustainability 2023-2024

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CBE Practice Professor in Energy & Sustainability 2023-2024

Philadelphia, PA
Open Date:
Aug 22, 2023

The University of Pennsylvania's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to welcome applications for a Practice Professor faculty position. In conjunction with the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the department is developing new academic programs in the broad area of Energy and Sustainability.

We seek individuals with exceptional promise for, or a proven record of, excellence in teaching. The department and school aim to complement existing robust research activity with new curricular offerings in E&S. The candidate selected for this position will play a key role in developing academic programs in the Energy & Sustainability space, with a distinct engineering flavor. The opportunity for impact is considerable, and we are seeking an accomplished and dynamic individual to lead a vibrant interdisciplinary program in this space.

The candidate will be a full-time faculty member and will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to engineering for energy applications, energy science and technology, energy markets, energy policy, environmental impacts of energy, and other related areas.

Successful applicants will embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. Our faculty members are expected to participate in departmental and school-level efforts to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and to work closely with students to identify and address diversity challenges. As such, we request a discussion of candidates’ experiences in establishing and maintaining supportive, inclusive environments for diverse student communities, and what plans they have for being involved in diversity efforts at Penn.

Practice Professor appointments are typically made for multiple (3-5) academic years, depending on rank and the appointment is for 9 months per academic year. Appointees can elect to have their 9-month academic base salary paid over 9 or 12 months.  Depending on need, Practice Professors may have the opportunity to earn up to 3 months of additional compensation by teaching during the summer period. Appointment at the rank of Practice Assistant Professor, Practice Associate Professor, or Practice Professor will be made according to the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Successful applicants will find Penn to be a stimulating environment conducive to professional growth. The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


PhD in Chemical Engineering, or relevant discipline, or equivalent experience. A successful track record of scholarship (research &/or teaching &/or practice) in energy science, technology and policy (or closely related fields) is expected.

Application Instructions:

To ensure full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by November 30, 2023. However applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted online via Interfolio. Applications must include a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and names and contact information for three references. The teaching statement should summarize the applicant’s (i) experience with teaching (ii) experience in the field of energy science and sustainability, and (iii) approach to contributing to a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).


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