Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 6, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Engineering
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

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Position Number F51500 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Open Working Title Assistant/Associate/Professor School/Unit College of Engineering Department Chemical & Life Science Engineering Number of Months 9 Tenure Status Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? No
Mission or Goal of Unit
To value discovery and creativity of our engineering community; students, faculty and staff; to value diversity of ideas of our engineering community; students, faculty and staff to value personalized attention in teaching, learning and service to all of our constituents including our students, their families, our industrial partners and collaborators, and colleagues throughout the university and business communities; and to value the significant and positive impact of our people and ideas in the promotion of regional and global prosperity involving research and life sciences. In addition all goals and objectives of the College of Engineering complement the Mission of the University.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal
The Chemical and Life Science Engineering ( CLSE ) Department is an ABET accredited program offering BS, MS, and PhD degrees with scholarly achievement in the areas of stem cell engineering, synthetic biology, molecular therapeutics and protein engineering, nanotechnology and nanomaterials, microfluidics and catalysis, novel polymeric materials, and thermodynamics of supercritical fluids ( The CLSE Department is housed in the College of Engineering at VCU which was established by the VCU College of Engineering Foundation and is comprised of 11 full-time faculty, more than 200 undergraduate students, and 30 full time graduate students. Facilities include the Institute for Engineering and Medicines, the Biotech 8 Research Facility, the Translational Research Innovation Projects Center, and the Nanotechnology Characterization Center housing advanced instrumentation. Collaborations exist with VCU Life Sciences, the Rice Institute for Environmental Life Sciences, and the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry at VCU . Additional information about the VCU College of Engineering can be found at:

Applications are being sought for a tenure-track or tenured full-time faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level in the Chemical and Life Science Engineering ( CLSE ) Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. Research areas are open, and outstanding candidates from all areas including traditional and developing areas are encouraged to apply. Candidates with research interests in pharmaceutical engineering (reactor engineering, continuous process engineering, particle sciences engineering, drug delivery), catalysis (chemical or bio), or computational and data sciences in chemicals and materials are especially encouraged to apply. Position Responsibilities
Teaching: The faculty member will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level throughout the CLSE curriculum. The candidate is expected to make important contributions and innovations in teaching.

Research: For Assistant Professor level, faculty member must establish a nationally recognized research program with a record of publication in refereed journals and external funding. For Associate/Professor level, faculty will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. The faculty member will supervise graduate and post-graduate level students.

Service: The faculty member will be expected to provide high quality service to the department, college, university and professional community. In addition, the faculty member will serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees as necessary, specifically serving as the CLSE representative on the College of Engineering Safety Committee. The faculty member will perform other duties as assigned by the CLSE Department. Required Qualifications
•Qualified candidates must have earned a doctorate degree and have at least one degree in Chemical Engineering or similarly named discipline.
•For the senior level faculty position (Associate/Professor), the applicant will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. For the junior level faculty (Assistant), candidates will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, as appropriate, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department.
•Candidates must desire to actively participate in creating and nurturing a highly collaborative, creative, innovative, and scholarly culture.
•The College of Engineering at VCU supports a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The candidate will demonstrate experience that shows their commitment to fostering such an environment. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. Preferred Qualifications
Date Posted 09/03/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Application Deadline Date Proposed Hire Date 08/16/2022 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information
As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences and academic and professional activities will impact your contributions to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

In addition, candidates must submit a complete curriculum vitae, a statement detailing their research, teaching and leadership experiences, start-up requirements, and a list of three references uploaded as a single .pdf format in the “other document” section to position F51500 for considerations by the Search Committee. Questions about this position can be sent to Dr. James Ferri, Chair of the Search Committee, at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Posted Salary Quick Link Diversity Statement Information For more information on diversity statements, including guidelines, please click here . Supplemental Questions

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  1. Other Document
  2. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
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