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Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Columbia Engineering
New York City, New York
$108,000 - $159,000
Closing date
Nov 25, 2023

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Field of specialization
Work Function
Research-Applied, Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Position Description

Columbia Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Appointments at the ranks of assistant professor or associate professor (untenured, but on tenure-track) will be considered. Applications are specifically sought in either 1) sustainable and regenerative materials, or 2) synthetic biology.  Research emphasizing the transformative manufacturing of soft materials, their use and recycling, engineering living materials, design and synthesis based on the principles of green chemistry, and green manufacturing for a circular materials economy are encouraged.  We also encourage research emphasizing the engineering of living systems, design and characterization of biomolecules, and advanced biomanufacturing. We wish to highlight that Columbia has a new Climate School. Intersections with this school, with the Data Science Institute, and with the Medical School are of particular interest.



Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its professional equivalent by the starting date of the appointment in Chemical Engineering or a related field. Applicants for this position must have the potential to do pioneering research and to teach effectively.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the advancement of the school/department in these areas by developing an externally funded research program, contributing to the undergraduate and graduate educational mission of the department(s), and establishing multidisciplinary research and educational collaborations with academic departments and units across Columbia University. The school is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. 


Application Instructions

For additional information and to apply, please see: Applications should be submitted electronically at and include the following: a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a research statement including a description of research accomplishments, a statement of teaching interests and plans, a diversity statement, three letters of recommendation, and up to three pre/reprints of scholarly work. Review of applications will begin no sooner than December 1, 2023, and the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants can consult for more information about the Department.

Columbia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the quality of faculty life.


Hiring Salary Range

Assistant Professor: $108K-$138K; Associate Professor: $113K-$159K

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