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Associate or Full Professor, Endowed Chair

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications may be submitted online at http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/4804. Candidates will provide a resume, one-page statements each on teaching, research, and the future of chemical engineering research and education, and names of at least three professional references (to be contacted only by permission of the applicant). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please direct inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, David R. Shonnard (drshonna@mtu.edu). The position will remain open until filled, with priority given to applications received prior to December 15, 2016.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Associate or Full Professor, Endowed Chair
Department Chemical Engineering
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 9 Month
Pay Type Salary Basis
Title of Position Supervisor Department Chair

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Michigan Technological University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications of distinguished candidates for the position of The Herbert H. Dow Endowed Chair in Chemical Process Safety to begin the Fall semester, 2017. The Dow Chair was established at Michigan Tech in 1995.

This is a tenure-track faculty position at the academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

The holder of the Dow Safety Chair is expected to:
• Establish a strong externally-funded, nationally and internationally recognized program to: 1) integrate concepts of chemical process safety into chemical engineering curricula nationwide and at Michigan Tech; 2) assist industry by conducting world-class research, mentoring the next generation of safety engineers, and engaging in outreach to corporations and government agencies in chemical process safety.
• Teach the required chemical process safety course in the department.
• Serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees.
• Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
• Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

PhD in Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Leading university classroom instruction, mentoring of undergraduate students, planning and conducting safety-related research and supervising research personnel, productive engagement with professional societies, leading safety-related initiatives in professional societies, academic institutions, and/or industry.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

In addition to candidates from academia, significant industrial experience are viewed favorably.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

Deep knowledge of process safety related to chemical engineering design and operation, develop process safety research proposals and secure funding,

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Ability to network with and gain participation by industry in safety education and research programs.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting.
The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.
Required University Training:
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
• Annual Data Security Training

• Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 16276
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 10/10/2016
External Posting Date 10/10/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Applications may be submitted online at http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/4804. Candidates will provide a resume, one-page statements each on teaching, research, and the future of chemical engineering research and education, and names of at least three professional references (to be contacted only by permission of the applicant). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please direct inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, David R. Shonnard (drshonna@mtu.edu). The position will remain open until filled, with priority given to applications received prior to December 15, 2016.

Additional Information

About the Department: The Department of Chemical Engineering consists of 15 full-time faculty members, 8 full-time staff, 42 graduate students and other research personnel (research engineers, post-docs, etc.), and 462 undergraduate students. The Department offers degrees at the level of B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in chemical engineering and offers a number of minors in relevant subject areas. Laboratory safety is a core value in the Department and is integrated into all undergraduate and graduate laboratory activities as well as one required lecture course at the senior undergraduate level. The Department’s main focus is to educate engineers who are well-grounded in the applied science of chemical engineering and who are able to contribute immediately to their future employers. Experiential learning is the strength of the Department at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and students are encouraged to become involved with the faculty’s research efforts.

The Department has strong research and educational programs in sustainability, alternative energy, catalysis, process design, minerals processing, thermodynamics, physiochemical properties, polymer processing, rheology, carbon-polymer composites, biomaterials, bioprocessing, bioengineering, medical microdevices, and chemical process safety. A 6,500-square-foot Unit Operations Laboratory featuring 18 bench and pilot-plant-scale unit operations experiments is used to teach a wide range of principles with hands-on experiences.

The Department of Chemical Engineering encourages minority and female applicants and is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all people.

About the University: Michigan Technological University, one of the four major research universities in the State of Michigan, is located in Houghton, Michigan in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula adjacent to Lake Superior. The community offers a small-town environment with outstanding four-season recreational opportunities. Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institute, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution / Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce, and is committed to offering career exploration advice and assistance whenever feasible and appropriate at the University and in the local community. See www.dual.mtu.edu for additional information.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Research Statement
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Future of Chemical Engineering Research and Education Statement
Optional Documents