The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE) at Tufts University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level as part of a focused effort to further strengthen key research areas. Exceptional candidates will be considered at other ranks. The anticipated start date is September 2023. Major strengths of the department are in areas of advanced materials for energy and sustainability, and cellular and biomolecular engineering. Additional information about the department can be found at: http://engineering.tufts.edu/chbe/.
The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an active, highly visible research program and to demonstrate excellence in teaching, including core chemical engineering subjects, and in mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students.
We invite applicants whose research complements our current strengths in advanced materials for energy and sustainability, catalysis, and molecular engineering. Applicants whose expertise is on technologies for renewable energy and sustainability, including renewable energy conversion and storage, the design of electrochemical (e.g., fuel cells, batteries, etc.) and photochemical systems, surface and molecular engineering for energy and environmental applications, and related experimental and/or computational approaches are especially encouraged to apply. We seek individuals who embrace opportunities to work collaboratively within the department as well as across the School of Engineering (SOE) and the University. This search is part of a broader hiring campaign by the SOE to grow its research and educational capabilities in engineering for sustainability. The School of Engineering is deeply committed to developing pragmatic, innovative solutions for environmentally and socially responsible use of energy and materials applying methods that minimize damage to the natural environment. Currently, tenure-stream faculty searches are ongoing in four of the six academic departments centered on the common themes of climate change and sustainable materials.
Tufts' SOE distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education and research programs, within the environment of both a "Research I" university and a top-ranked undergraduate institution. We offer the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere, coupled with the resources of a major research university. Home to nine graduate and professional schools across four campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of cross-school partnerships. Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus is located only six miles from historic downtown Boston, facilitating extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaborations, as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the region.
Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in chemical engineering or a closely related discipline.
Candidates should submit their application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and objectives, and contact information for three references online through Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/114724 . Cover letter should be addressed to: Professor Ayse Asatekin, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tufts University, 4 Colby Street, Medford, MA 02155. Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate attention to diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and scholarship throughout their application. For full consideration, applications should be received by December 10, 2022. Application review will proceed on a rolling basis and continue until the position is filled.