Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering

Corvallis, Oregon
Salary to Commensurate with Training, Education and Experience
Jan 12, 2021
Feb 11, 2021
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) at Oregon State University, located in Corvallis, Oregon, is seeking to fill a full-time (1.00 FTE), tenure-track, 9-month assistant professor position in chemical engineering to begin September 16, 2021. 

The position requires a B.S. degree in chemical engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering or a closely related field, by the start of employment. Expertise in any area of chemical engineering (or related fields) will be considered, but ideally the applicant’s expertise will align with one or more of the following strategic research areas: clean energy and water, advanced chemical processes, and health-related engineering. These may include, but are not limited to, advanced materials, bioprocessing, computational methods including artificial intelligence, and any emerging area of chemical engineering. The successful candidate must have academic preparation to teach courses in the chemical engineering undergraduate curriculum, such as material & energy balances, transport phenomena, thermodynamics, reaction engineering, unit operations, chemical plant design, and process control. Opportunities also exist to teach more introductory and advanced courses in the chemical engineering undergraduate and graduate program curricula.

The recently constructed Johnson Hall contains state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and houses the school of CBEE (currently 33 faculty). CBEE is known for being a hub for innovation in education and research for the process engineering sciences, emphasizing the integration of chemical engineering, bioengineering, and environmental engineering principles. The School is part of the NSF - National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure and has strong relationships with the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnology Institute, the OSU Materials Synthesis and Characterization Facility, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute, the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, the OSU Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, the RAPID Manufacturing Institute, and high-tech industries in Oregon.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a sustainable and nationally-recognized research program. During the interview process, candidates will be expected to clearly articulate how their planned research program, teaching interests, and commitment to promoting inclusivity fits within current activities in the School, College, and University. For further information, please see the College’s Strategic Plan ( To review the full posting and apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching statement, research statement, and diversity statement, online at .To be assured full consideration, applications should be received by February 15, 2021; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The OSU College of Engineering is committed to being a national model of inclusivity and collaboration. We strive to develop a community of faculty, students, and staff that is inclusive, collaborative, diverse, and centered on student success. As such, we seek applicants who will broaden our capacity to advance student success across individual identities, racial/ethnic categories and socioeconomic backgrounds.