Associate or Full Professor, Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Troy, New York
competitive and commensurate with experience
Oct 16, 2017
Dec 15, 2017
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Biological, Engineering
Job Type
Full time

TENURED FACULTY OPENING: The Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

The Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY, seeks outstanding faculty candidates for a full-time tenured position. The opening is at either an Associate or Full Professor level. An endowed chair may be available for exceptional and qualified candidates. The new faculty member will join a vibrant department at a time of unprecedented growth and renewal. This search will focus on individuals whose research lies at the interface of engineering and life sciences and further strengthens the Institute’s signature thrust in Biotechnology.

The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. (or foreign degree equivalent) in Chemical Engineering or a closely related Science/Engineering field as well as demonstrated accomplishments over a sustained period of time (at least six (6) years) to qualify for a tenured faculty appointment at Rensselaer. Accomplishments must include success in conducting and publishing outstanding research; attracting research funding; an international reputation; a record of excellence in scholarship; high quality teaching and advising; and a significant level of professional service

The successful candidate will teach assigned undergraduate/graduate courses in the area of Chemical and Biological Engineering, establish and grow a robust program of sponsored research, mentor students, and engage in an appropriate level of service to the department, the school, and the Engineering profession.

Consideration of candidates will begin upon receipt of application.  Applications are encouraged by January 5, 2018, and the review process will continue until the position is filled.  Qualified individuals must apply by completing a short online application at and by uploading a complete CV, a statement of research/teaching plans and accomplishments, and the names of three references. Up to four select publications may be included as separate files. Preferred start date is August 2018.

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer is the first technological university in the English-speaking world. It is a private research university located in historic Troy, New York, which is part of the greater capital region of New York that includes Albany, the capital, and Schenectady.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.