The Chemical and Paper Engineering Department at Western Michigan University is inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a start date of January 1, 2023. The successful candidate will teach and supervise students at both undergraduate and graduate level, 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. Postdoctoral and/or industry experience is preferred.
The candidate’s research area should extend or complement the current research areas in the Department, including Biorefining & Bioproducts, Biomedical, Energy and Environment, Nano-Materials, Pulp & Paper, and Paper Recycling & Sustainability. Preference for the position will be given to a candidate with demonstrated excellence or promise of excellence in research.
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 Science. Currently, the department has 12 faculty members and two PT instructors, 350 undergraduate majors and over 30 graduate students (Master’s and PhD). Information can be found on our website http://wmich.edu/chemical-paper/.
Western Michigan University (WMU), located in Southwestern Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of approximately 22,000. WMU is classified by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies 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 wmich.edu/hr/jobs (posting numbers: 0606444). Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.