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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Apply now Job no: 496659
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Engineering

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university, and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

About College of Engineering

Since its founding in the midst of the industrial revolution in 1891, Drexel University has emphasized its strengths in engineering, science and technology to train future leaders. In little over a century, Drexel University has transformed itself into a large, comprehensive institution committed to excellence in education, research, and service to engineering society and the broader community. Although much has changed, the original mission of the University still rings true today. To learn more about each of the divisions and programs offered, visit Drexel Engineering. https://drexel.edu/engineering/

Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) at Drexel boasts a total of 12 faculty members including one PECASE and 10 NSF CAREER award winners, one ONR Young Investigator, and one Fulbright Fellow. Research activity falls in four principal areas: Polymer Science and Engineering, Multiscale Modeling and Process Systems Engineering, Energy and the Environment, and Biological Engineering.

The Drexel Engineering Faculty Cluster Hiring initiative https://drexel.edu/engineering/about/employment-opportunities/faculty-cluster/ will facilitate interdisciplinary hiring and enhance strategic connections across colleges in alignment with thematic areas of our strategic plan. https://drexel.edu/engineering/about/strategic-plan/

We embrace a collaborative approach that leverages our existing strengths and aims to address critical and significant societal challenges through emerging engineering methods and platforms across:

• Renewable energy and power;
• Health, wellness, and medicine;
• Smart, integrated cities; and
• Resource stewardship and sustainability.

This will be a multi-year process involving faculty across the College of Engineering as well as other schools and colleges throughout Drexel University, aimed at enhancing the research impact of the college; addressing enrollment growth and strategic teaching needs; advancing our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and building on our widely-respected strengths in these rapidly evolving fields.

The College of Engineering at Drexel University invites applicants for tenure-track assistant professor faculty positions across multiple departments in the cluster themes of energy and sustainability; smart, integrated cities; and health, wellness, and medicine.

We seek faculty hires who will catalyze interdisciplinary collaboration across the cluster themes, attract significant external research funding, and enrich our undergraduate and graduate students’ experience.

Drexel University’s College of Engineering strives to create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. The college values inclusion as a core strength and an essential part of our founder, AJ Drexel’s mission of preparing each new generation of students for productive professional and civic lives, while also focusing our collective expertise on solving society’s greatest problems.

Job Overview

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE)

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (https://drexel.edu/engineering/about/employment-opportunities/faculty-cluster/chemical-and-biological-engineering/ CBE) at Drexel University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor. The search is open to candidates with research expertise in the general area of biotechnology, including biomanufacturing, pharmaceuticals, systems biology, and/or cell biology, as part of not only the College of Engineering’s Cluster Hiring Initiative in the area of health, wellness, and medicine, but also a University-wide faculty hiring initiative around cell engineering and gene therapeutics.

Essential Functions

  • Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Advise PhD and MS students
  • Service to the college and/or university
  • Establish/maintain strong sponsored research

Required Qualification

  • PhD or Doctorate

Other Requirements

The successful candidate should have a PhD in Chemical Engineering or a related field by the September 1, 2022, start date, demonstrated excellence in academic research, and a strong commitment to teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students.

Physical Demand

Typically sitting at a desk/table/standing/walking

Job Location

University City, Philadelphia, PA

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Candidates should upload the following documents as a single PDF file: 

Applications should be submitted by the primary consideration date of November 8, 2021.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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