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Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee, United States (on-site)
11 days ago
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina, United States (on-site)
25 days ago
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore (on-site)
30+ days ago
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
(on-site)
11 days ago
Job Duration
Indefinite
Industry
Chemical
Min Experience
3-5 Years
Min Education
Ph.D.
Required Travel
0-10%
Job Function
Education, Non-Consulting

Description

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Vanderbilt University invites applications for renewable 9-month-appointment, non-tenure-track faculty positions as Assistant Professor of the Practice in chemical and biomolecular engineering with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024.  We seek exceptional applicants who have a passion for teaching and curriculum development across many areas impacted by chemical engineering.  Appointments at higher rank will be considered depending on the experience of the applicant.

 

Two positions are available:  one with primary duties in teaching a year-long capstone senior design sequence and an associated safety course, the other in teaching chemical engineering laboratory courses and an associated technical communications course.   Both provide opportunities for curriculum development and innovation.  Additional roles to be filled by these Professor of the Practice positions, depending on interests and experience, can include serving as the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the department, the Chair of the Accreditation Committee for chemical engineering, and an academic adviser to undergraduate students. 

Ranked #18 nationally according to the U.S. News and World Report, Vanderbilt University is a private, internationally recognized research university located on 330 park-like acres 1.5 miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Its ten distinct schools share a single cohesive campus that values collaboration. The University enrolls over 13,700 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including 38% students of color and over 1,700 international students.  Housed in the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering (VUSE), the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and is ranked in the top 50 graduate programs in Chemical Engineering by the U.S. News & World Report. The department is home to 15 primary faculty (12 tenured/tenure track) and more than 100 undergraduate and 50 PhD students in its program.

 

At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are.  We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of everyone's rich backgrounds and abilities. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.

Vanderbilt University is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Job Description:

Assistant Professor of the Practice #1 (http://apply.interfolio.com/145484)

• will teach ChBE 4950W and ChBE 4951W, which covers principles of chemical engineering design and includes the capstone senior design sequence for chemical engineering

• will engage with internal and outside professionals in support of capstone design projects

• will develop new capstone design projects that demonstrate the breadth of chemical engineering and that tackle timely

  will teach ChBE 4959, a one-credit fall-semester course on chemical safety for the processing industry broadly

• will prepare self-assessment materials for ChBE 4950W, ChBE 4951, and ChBE 4959 to be used for course improvement

• will bring specific areas of interest into the ChBE curriculum through opportunities in senior design, an elective course, an introductory engineering module, or a topical seminar course

• will assist with program assessments for the department as needed for ABET and SACS accreditation

• will survey seniors on status of the permanent employment searches and outcomes

• will attend faculty meetings (roughly biweekly) to participate in discussions on curriculum development, student awards, and other departmental business

• will promote a welcoming, inclusive environment where all students can succeed

Assistant Professor of the Practice #2 (http://apply.interfolio.com/145634)

• will teach ChBE 3900W and ChBE 4900W, which comprise the undergraduate laboratory sequence in chemical engineering.

• will incorporate statistical analysis and safety awareness in laboratory experiments

• will develop new laboratory modules, incorporating new fields to update content

• will teach ChBE 2900W, a one-credit spring semester course that develops student skills in written and oral communication of technical information, in support of laboratory and design courses taken later in the curriculum

• will prepare self-assessment materials for ChBE 2900W, ChBE 3900W, and ChBE 4900W to be used for course improvement

• will bring specific areas of interest into the ChBE curriculum through opportunities in laboratory experiments, an elective course, an introductory engineering module, or a topical seminar course

• will assist in student advising and decisions on course offerings for the department

• will attend faculty meetings (roughly biweekly) to participate in discussions on curriculum development, student awards, and other departmental business

• will promote a welcoming, inclusive environment where all students



Requirements

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or a related field.  Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in the chemical process industry or in engineering design and/or have served in related academic positions.  The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate strong teaching skills in the classroom or laboratory, actively engage students, and take a leadership role in curricular matters.  We are looking for creative faculty who want to make an impact locally and globally in integrating newest advances into the chemical engineering discipline and in expanding our reach beyond chemical engineering.  Collaborations with Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty, local industries, and external partners are encouraged.

 

Candidates with backgrounds and interests for leading our senior design sequence should apply for that position at http://apply.interfolio.com/145484; candidates with backgrounds and interests for leading our undergraduate laboratory sequence should apply for that position at  http://apply.interfolio.com/145634. The deadline for acceptance of applications is 06/15/2024, with priority given to those applying for the positions before 06/01/2024.  Submit PDF files consisting of a statement detailing teaching interests and experience, a complete curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for at least three references. For more information, please contact Dr. Paul Laibinis at paul.e.laibinis@vanderbilt.edu.

Job ID: 73503330
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