Assistant Professor - Chemical Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology

Date Posted July 29, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Rochester Institute of Technology

KGCOE Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Posting Rank:
Assistant Professor

Posting Tenure Status:

Position Title:
Instructional Faculty

Detailed Job Description:
RIT is seeking candidates for a tenure track position in Chemical Engineering with an appointment possible at the assistant professor level.  RIT has a strong commitment to engineering education and offers a variety of graduate degrees.  The department has a five-year BS degree program that includes 48 weeks of cooperative education, and will prepare students for both industrial careers and graduate-level education.
The Chemical engineering program  at RIT affords a forward looking view of chemical engineering that will teach engineering principles and underlying science associated with traditional chemical engineering applications, as well as the means to apply this knowledge to modern processes exploiting phenomena on the nano-scale.  Our faculty members have an extraordinary opportunity to influence the relatively new undergraduate program and an emerging graduate program.  Thus, the successful candidate must be able to teach core undergraduate courses and develop electives in accordance with their area of expertise, and must be capable of teaching graduate level courses that will be necessary as the program matures.  The candidate will also be expected to develop externally funded research, participate in PhD programs and advise students, be committed to engaging undergraduate students in research, and perform other professional duties to enhance external reputation.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.  

Department Description:
The Kate Gleason College of Engineering at RIT has established its reputation as preeminent in career-oriented engineering education and applied research.  It offers bachelor degree programs in biomedical, chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical and microelectronic engineering, and comprehensive, innovative graduate programs in a range of engineering disciplines, with two broad-based, cross-disciplinary Ph.D. programs in Engineering and Microsystems Engineering.  The Chemical Engineering Department  is housed in Institute Hall, a recently built 86,000 square foot facility with state of the art labs for both faculty research and teaching.  For more information visit:
RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.
Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin.  It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising a family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is amongEssence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”
Job Requirements:
• A Ph.D. in chemical engineering or related field.  Applicants with a terminal degree in a related field must have at least one degree in chemical engineering. Priority will be given to candidates with post-doctoral experience.
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Strong publication record of scholarly work in peer reviewed journals.  Priority will be given to candidates that show evidence of recent and high impact publications.
• Possess an ability to establish and maintain a research program related to chemical engineering.  Priority will be given to candidates who have the ability to articulate and document a well-designed strategy for the development of an externally funded research program.
• Ability to deliver core and novel elective courses in chemical engineering
• Commitment to student-centeredness—Candidate must support the importance of students as the primary constituency of the university and to contribute directly to student success.
• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Minimum Education Qualfications:

How to Apply:
Apply online at Go to Search Openings, then KEYWORD SEARCH: 1247BR.

Please submit your application, your curriculum vitae, cover letter (MUST include brief statements of your qualifications and how your background aligns with RIT Chemical Engineering), and upload the following attachments:
• A statement of commitment to diversity (see contribution to diversity statement) in accordance with RIT’s values
• A summary of research accomplishments, including intellectual merit and broader impact of work and proposed research going forward. 
• A summary of teaching experience, philosophy, and plans indicating the areas of the curriculum you would be comfortable teaching as well as a statement of your commitment to student centeredness.
• The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references.
You can contact the search committee with questions on the position via:
Julie Olney
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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