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Tenure-Track Faculty

Ohio Univeristy - Chemical Engineering
Athens, Ohio
Salary and startup negotiable
Closing date
Oct 31, 2023

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position 
                        Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Ohio University seeks a colleague with a passion for mentoring students and with research interests that complement our strengths in Energy & the Environment, Materials, and/or Bioengineering. An assistant professor is targeted, but exceptional candidates at higher rank will be considered. The successful candidate will involve PhD, MS, and BS Chemical Engineering students in high-quality externally-funded research, and will teach chemical engineering core and elective courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates interested in mentoring and teaching in our MS Biomedical Engineering program are also invited. Requirements include a (1) doctoral degree in chemical engineering or closely allied field; (2) commitment to mentoring students at all degree levels; (3) capacity to develop a high-quality externally-funded research program; and (4) commitment to professional service.

Ohio University, the oldest university in Ohio, has recently gained status as a Carnegie R1 research university, one of 142 schools nationwide. The successful candidate will be one of ten full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty in the department. We value innovation, student engagement, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Faculty have extensive collaborations across departments and colleges.  The Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment ( applies electrochemistry, catalysis, and supercritical fluids to address problems in alternative energy, battery technology and sustainability. The Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology  (, one of the largest research centers of its kind in the world, approaches problems in the prediction and prevention of corrosion through electrochemistry, fluid dynamics, and microbiology. Our faculty address critical topics in the detection and treatment of cancer and inflammatory disease through biochemistry, biophysics, and cellular biology. 

Annual departmental research expenditures are $300–500K per faculty member, from a balance of federal and industry sources. The department has 30–40 PhD students and 20–25 students each in our thesis-based chemical engineering and biomedical engineering MS programs. We have about 140 undergraduate students; by graduation, 45% of them participate in research, 35% in a design competition, and 60% in a co-op or internship.  The Russ College will open a new 80,000 square foot research facility in 2023 and benefits greatly from the $120 million Russ gift to the college, which supports engineering research and education. Athens is a quintessential college town in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio, offering university opportunities and small-town life in a single package.

To apply, visit Review of applications will continue until the position is filled; applications received by December 15th, 2023 will receive full consideration. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. To learn more about the position and the department, contact Dr. Darin Ridgway, Chair (

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium 

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