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Open Rank Faculty position in Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Position overview

Position titles:
Salary range: commensurate with education and experience
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Application Window

Open date: August 26th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Oct 25, 2021 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: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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.

Position description

The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for one or more tenured or tenure-track faculty positions.

Applicants should have met the requirements for a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a related field, by the time of appointment. Although all areas of research will be considered, we are particularly interested in applicants with research interests in: Advanced materials and Nanotechnology; Energy conversion and storage; Biotechnology and Biomolecular engineering; Computation and Molecular modeling.

The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering is home to approximately 500 undergraduates, 100 graduate students and 20 faculty members. Interdisciplinary collaborations are fostered by college-level and campus-wide initiatives and include plant science and agriculture (Center for Agriculture and Food Enterprise), the Water Resource Center, the Winston Chung Global Energy Center, the Center of Innovative Materials for Energy and Environment, the Center for Industrial Biotechnology and the Center for Environmental Research and Technology.

The University of California, Riverside's (UCR) Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) currently has 130 faculty members, more than 3,100 undergraduates, 900 graduate students, more than $46 million in annual research expenditures, and is home to five departments, nine undergraduate programs, seven graduate programs, and nine research centers. It is currently ranked in the top 50 public engineering colleges by U.S. News and World Report.
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.

Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. 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.

To apply: Interested individuals are required to submit a cover letter, most recently updated curriculum vitae, three reference letters or their contact information, a Statement of Teaching, a Statement of Research, and a Contribution to Diversity Statement to the AP Recruit website at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01456.

Review of applications will begin October 25, 2021 and will continue until the position(s) are filled. For more information regarding the specific areas of interest and application procedures, please visit http://www.engr.ucr.edu/. Inquiries should be directed to Ashok Mulchandani.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Applicants should have met the requirements for a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a related field, by the time of appointment.

    Although all areas of research will be considered, we are particularly interested in applicants with research interests in: Advanced materials and Nanotechnology; Energy conversion and storage; Biotechnology and Biomolecular engineering; Computation and Molecular modeling.

    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.

Preferred qualifications

    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.

Application Requirements by Level

Entry level Faculty Position

Position title: Assistant Professor

Please submit a cover letter, most recently updated curriculum vitae, three reference letters, a Statement of Teaching, a Statement of Research, and a Contribution to Diversity Statement to the AP Recruit website at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01456.

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Please provide 3 letters of reference.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01456

Advanced level Faculty Position

Position title: Associate Professor; Full Professor

Please submit a cover letter, most recently updated curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a Statement of Teaching, a Statement of Research, and a Contribution to Diversity Statement to the AP Recruit website at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01456.

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Please provide contact information for 3 referees.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01456

Help contact: tiffanyr@ucr.edu

Campus Information

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.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates 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.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

Job location

Riverside, CA