Assistant or Associate Professor - Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 03, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Cleveland State University

Department: Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Position: Assistant or Associate Professor; tenure-track; Full-time.


Starting Date: August 16th, 2021 

Minimum Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in chemical engineering or related field; Doctorate in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, or related fields. Demonstrated evidence of externally-funded research in areas related to biomaterials, tissue engineering, drug delivery, and translational medicine.

Preferred Qualifications: Established and mid-career faculty with active funded research grants. Experience in teaching chemical engineering undergraduate and/or graduate level courses. Potential for collaborative research with faculty from other colleges at CSU and at the Cleveland Clinic. Research area and productivity that complements existing strengths in the department. 

Duties: Initiate and sustain a vigorous sponsored research program, teach graduate/ undergraduate courses in chemical & biomedical engineering, supervise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students and their research, and participate in University governance.

Application requirements: (1) Cover letter, (2) Curriculum vitae, (3) Statement of research experience and plans, (4) Statement on teaching experience and plans, (5) contact details of at least three professional references, and (6) an unofficial transcript of graduate study. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Cleveland State University is centrally located in vibrant downtown Cleveland, Ohio, adjacent to major cultural venues (Playhouse Square), Lake Erie, and three major sports arenas. The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Chemical Engineering. The Department also offers Masters and Doctoral degrees in Biomedical Engineering through a joint program with the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. Health care and manufacturing are major contributors to Northeast Ohio’s economy and plenty of opportunities for collaborative research with academia, industry, and medical institutions exist. The Department has a track record of attracting funding from the State of Ohio, federal (NASA, NSF, NIH, USDA) and private agencies, and industry. The Chemistry and Biology (BGES) departments at CSU and the Lerner Research Institute at Cleveland Clinic host extensive equipment and instrumentation for biomedical research. For additional information, consult the Department’s website: ( Please contact Chandra Kothapalli, PhD, Search Committee Chair, at for any questions on the position and application process.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
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Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. 

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the state of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check. 

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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