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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Number F12620
Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty
Rank Open
Working Title Assistant/Associate/Professor
School/Unit School of Engineering
Department Chemical & Life Science Engineering
Number of Months 9
Tenure Status Tenure Eligible
Grant funded position? No

Position Summary and Qualifications

Mission or Goal of Unit

To value discovery and creativity of our engineering community; students, faculty and staff; to value diversity of ideas of our engineering community; students, faculty and staff to value personalized attention in teaching, learning and service to all of our constituents including our students, their families, our industrial partners and collaborators, and colleagues throughout the university and business communities; and to value the significant and positive impact of our people and ideas in the promotion of regional and global prosperity involving research and life sciences. In addition all goals and objectives of the School of Engineering complement the Mission of the University.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

Applications and nominations are being sought for a tenure-track or tenured full-time faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level in the Chemical and Life Science Engineering (CLSE) Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. Research areas are open, and outstanding candidates from all areas including traditional and developing areas are encouraged to apply.

Position Responsibilities

Teaching: The faculty member will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level throughout the CLSE curriculum. The candidate is expected to make important contributions and innovations in teaching.

Research: For Assistant Professor level, faculty member must establish a nationally recognized research program with a record of publication in refereed journals and external funding. For Associate/Professor level, faculty will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. The faculty member will supervise graduate and post-graduate level students.

Service: The faculty member will be expected to provide high quality service to the department, school, university and professional community. In addition, the faculty member will serve on Departmental, School, and/or University committees as necessary, specifically serving as the CLSE representative on the School of Engineering Safety Committee. The faculty member will perform other duties as assigned by the CLSE Department.

Required Qualifications

• Qualified candidates must have earned a PhD and have at least one degree in Chemical Engineering or similarly named discipline.
• For the senior level faculty position (Associate/Professor), the applicant will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. For the junior level faculty (Assistant), candidates will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, as appropriate, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department.
• Candidates must desire to actively participate in creating and nurturing a highly collaborative, creative, innovative, and scholarly culture. The School of Engineering at VCU supports a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The candidate will demonstrate experience that shows their commitment to fostering such an environment. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Date Posted 08/30/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline Date
Proposed Hire Date 08/16/2017
Type of Search National
Application Process/Additional Information

Candidates must submit a complete curriculum vitae, a statement detailing their research, teaching and leadership experiences, start-up requirements, and a list of three references uploaded as single .pdf format in the “Other Document” section to position F12620 for considerations by the Search Committee. Questions about these positions can be sent to Dr. Michael Peters , Chair of the Search Committee, at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

VCU is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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