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Open Rank Associate/Full Professor in Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 1st, 2018
Last review date: Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California, Riverside's (UCR) Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) currently has 129 faculty members, more than 2,500 undergraduates, 830 graduate students, more than $39 million in annual research expenditures, and is home to five departments, two college wide Interdepartmental programs and 10 research centers.

BCOE invites applicants for tenure-track faculty positions who will complement the highly motivated and entrepreneurial spirit of the College faculty, and who will contribute meaningfully to the success of future teaching, research, and service accomplishments. Incumbents are expected to initiate and sustain strong sponsored research and graduate training programs. Specific areas of interest can be found on the employment section of each department’s website at

The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. Exceptional Candidates in all areas of specialization will be considered, with preference given to those with expertise in Chemical and/or Environmental Engineering. The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering enrolls approximately 450 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. The 22 tenure-track faculty include one NAE member, nine NSF/DOE/DOD early career awardees, and multiple elected fellows in professional societies. This productive and collaborative faculty led $12 million of active research projects in 2016-17. Opportunities for collaboration exist through multiple college-level and campus-wide initiatives, including the Center for Agriculture and Food Enterprise (CAFÉ), the Water Resource Center (WRC), the School of Medicine (SOM), the School of Public Policy (SPP), the Winston Chung Global Energy Center (WCGEC), UC-KIMS Center of Innovative Materials for Energy and Environment (UC-KIMS CIME) and the College of Engineering’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT).

Successful candidates will have a proven record of, or exceptional promise for, developing a vibrant externally-funded research program and developing a portfolio of high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. UC faculty will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and record of publications; teach a regular course load at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and to participate in service activities at department, college campus, and professional levels. They should also demonstrate clear potential for complementing and/or synergistically leveraging existing research activities within the department, college and campus. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Applicants must have met the requirements for the PhD in Chemical and/or Environmental Engineering or relevant discipline, by the time of appointment, July 1, 2019; have college level teaching experience (three to four courses depending on tenure). We are seeking highly motivated teachers and interdisciplinary researchers with demonstrated expertise in Chemical and/or Environmental Engineering. Junior candidates are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Senior candidates must have a demonstrated record of success in one of the appropriate fields (Chemical and/or Environmental Engineering, or closely related field) and be strongly committed to both undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. For more information regarding the specific areas of interest and application procedures, please visit To apply for Associate/Full Professor level, For inquiries and questions please refer to the contact email address under the specific recruitment on the online applicant site

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Riverside, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - If you have a research specialization, please list at the top of the cover letter.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
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