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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Date Posted Oct. 14, 2021
Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lincoln, NE, United States
Department Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 15, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Chemical/Petroleum

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in chemical engineering at the rank of assistant professor.

Applicants are expected to have an earned Ph.D. in chemical engineering or a closely related field. A degree (B.S., M.S. or Ph.D.) in chemical engineering is preferred. Applicants must have a record of strong scholarly achievement and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. Candidates must have the potential to establish a strong externally funded research program. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to contributing to a culture that supports diversity and inclusion. Applications from all areas in chemical engineering are encouraged to apply. Research areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, advanced materials with applications in energy and/or environmental sustainability, biomaterials, colloidal and interfacial phenomena, machine learning and computational protein engineering.

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has an outstanding infrastructure for conducting research. Additionally, several central research facilities exist in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, such as the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, the Nebraska Nanoengineering Research Facility, the Holland Computing Center, and the Biological Process Development Facility. There are many opportunities for collaborations across the campus, as well as with the University of Nebraska Medical Center; the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior; Innovation Campus; and other state and federally funded research centers and programs. The faculty of the department are funded by a variety of state and federal funding agencies including NSF, DOE and NIH. In addition, the recent highly prestigious early-career awards including NSF CAREER, DOE Early Career, and NIH R35 MIRA show the increasing strength of the department’s research program.

The UNL College of Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The college fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Applications must be submitted via, requisition F_210147. Complete applications will include a cover letter, CV, and a combined research and teaching statement (7 pages total, a minimum of 1 page for teaching), diversity statement (2 pages), and a list of references. Position will remain open until filled but applications submitted before December 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. Please combine teaching, research and diversity statements into a single pdf document and attach as "Other Document." Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the rubrics used by our search committees to evaluate candidate statements: After review of applications begins, those with any missing required statement may not be given full consideration.

For more information, please contact Dr. Wei Niu, Associate Professor and Search Chair at

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Contact Information

  • Ethan Kreifels
    Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    820 N 16th St
    Othmer Hall 207
    Lincoln, NE 68588-0643
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