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
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
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”
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)
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.