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Tenure-track Faculty Position in the Chemical and Paper Engineering Department

Western Michigan University
Michigan, United States
Not Specified
Posted date
Jun 10, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering

The Chemical and Paper Engineering Department at Western Michigan University is inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor with a start date of January 1, 2020. The successful candidates will teach and supervise students at both undergraduate and graduate levels, establish a strong externally-funded research program, and assist in academic service activities. At the time of hire, the candidate must have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or Paper Engineering, or a closely related discipline.

The candidate’s research area should extend or complement the current research areas in the department, including Biorefining & Bioproducts, Biosystems, Biomedical, Nano-Materials, Pulp and Paper, Printing, Printed Electronics & Biosensor, Paper Recycling & Sustainability.  Preference for the position will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence or promise of excellence in research. Postdoctoral and/or industry experience is preferred. Teaching and research expertise in more than one of our three B.S. degree programs is an asset.

The department offers 3 undergraduate programs: Chemical Engineering, Paper Engineering, and Graphic and Printing Science, and 4 graduate programs: MS in Chemical Engineering, PhD in Engineering and MS and PhD in Paper and Printing Sciences.  Currently, the department has 15 faculty members, 350 undergraduate majors and over 30 graduate students (Master’s and PhD). More information can be found on our website

Western Michigan University (WMU) located in Southwest Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of approximately 24,000.  WMU is classified by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a “higher research” university.

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has seven academic departments, with programs in engineering, engineering technology, and applied sciences.  In fall 2003, the college moved into a new $100 million facility located on a 270-acre engineering campus. This site includes a new engineering complex and a Business Technology and Research (BTR) Park.

Submit PDF files that include the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a statement of research interests and teaching interests and contact information for three references. The files should be submitted online at (posting #0605042). Department review of applications will begin September 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

WMU is Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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