Full Job Description
Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.
Successful candidates will be expected to develop nationally and internationally recognized and externally funded research programs, develop departmental and multidisciplinary collaborations, foster partnerships within and outside Texas Tech University as well as industry, teach core graduate and undergraduate courses in chemical engineering, develop new courses (including online/distance courses), engage in strategic outreach and engaged scholarship, and perform internal and professional service.
We seek applicants that share our Whitacre College of Engineering vision of excelling as a global leader in engineering education and research. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.
Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.
Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidates intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity.
While there is a preference for faculty with research interests in CO2 capture and conversion (e.g., biological, chemical, electrochemical approaches), depolymerization and upcycling of polymers, and batteries, excellent candidates in areas such as catalysis as applied to energy systems, design of materials, machine learning and process control, distributed manufacturing, translational bioengineering/medicine and nanotechnology will be considered.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a closely related field, a track record of outstanding research, and a commitment to excellence in education, student mentoring, outreach and/or community engagement. Applicants with postdoctoral research experience will be given preference.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of an applicants race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.