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Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering - Fall 2023

University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
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Nov 25, 2022

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Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering - Fall 2023


College/School/Unit: Cockrell School of Engineering


Department: Chemical Engineering


Posted: Sep 12, 2022


Apply By: Open until filled




The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas has an opening with a start date of Fall 2023 for a tenure-track assistant professor. Candidates will be considered in the following research areas: clean energy transition, sustainability, process systems engineering, and systems biology. These areas cut across all aspects of chemical engineering and any candidates unsure about the relevance of their research for this opening are encouraged to contact the department. Exceptional candidates may also be considered at the rank of associate or full professor.


The department and the Cockrell School of Engineering are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Texas at Austin is also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents.


Applicants should have received or expect to receive a doctoral degree in chemical engineering or a related discipline prior to September 2023. Successful candidates are expected to mentor graduate students, teach our diverse undergraduate and graduate student populations, develop a sponsored research program, collaborate with other faculty from a wide range of backgrounds, and be involved in service to the university and profession.




A Ph.D. in chemical engineering or a related field is required.


Application Instructions


Applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio. We will begin evaluation of applications immediately and will continue throughout the academic year until positions are filled. Submission of applications by November 30, 2022 is strongly encouraged.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a statement describing past contributions and future plans for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. For tenure-track positions, at least three references who will submit original letters of reference should be included.


The successful candidate will be required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form and provide documents to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. A security sensitive background check will be conducted on the applicant selected.


As part of the Cockrell School of Engineering, the McKetta Department of Engineering is to building an inclusive environment, free from all forms of hate, racism and injustice, where students, faculty and staff feel safe and supported. Every member of our school community — whoever you are, wherever you are from and whatever you believe — is valued.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


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