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Assistant/Associate Professor

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Commensurate with qualifications plus generous benefits package
Date posted
Feb 22, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

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 August 15, 2024.  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 Storage and Environment, Coating & Printing, Nanomaterials, 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.

Western Michigan University (WMU), located in Southwest Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of over 16,000. WMU delivers high-quality undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosters significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies WMU as a doctoral university and one of just 185 public universities in the nation conducting research at a high level.

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers 14 bachelor’s degree programs, 12 master’s programs, and 7 doctoral programs.  It has seven academic departments with programs in engineering, engineering technology, and applied sciences.  The college is housed in a $100 million facility (Floyd Hall) located on a 270-acre engineering campus.  This site includes the engineering complex and Business Technology and Research Program.

The Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering has 10 tenured and tenure-track faculty, and more than 240 students at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.  There are two undergraduate degrees, two master’s degrees and two doctorate degrees offered.  Graduates from our programs are employed in a wide variety of positions in both academia and industry. Information about the department can be found on our website

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.

Expected Start Date: August 15, 2024

Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin March 20, 2024, and continue until position is filled.

Required application documents: Submit PDF files that include the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching interests, and contact information for three references.  The files should be submitted online at (posting numbers: F144P).

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



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