Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University

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Position ID:Lehigh-CHE-ANDERSON [#8400]
Position Title: Endowed Faculty Chair in the Energy Sciences
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemical Engineering / Chemical Engineering
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/11/04, finished 2018/02/08)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University seeks nominations and applications for the Anderson Endowed Faculty Chair position in the broad field of Energy Sciences and Engineering that includes, but is not restricted to, the general areas of Energy Systems, Chemical Processing, Optimization, Reaction Engineering, Separation Science, Biocatalysis, Photovoltaics, Biofuels, the Environment, Energy Storage, and emerging sciences and technologies addressing renewable energy and energy efficiency. Nominees / applicants should have an exceptional record of achievements in research, teaching, supervision and service.

Lehigh has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary activities, and joint appointments with other departments are possible. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program with significant potential for interdisciplinary research with national impact, and will be expected to be a leader in campus-wide Energy and Environmental Initiatives. In addition, the faculty chair will have broad access to and be encouraged to develop collaborations with active programs in numerous research centers at Lehigh, such as the Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (CAMN), Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN), Energy Research Center, and other new initiatives related to energy sciences and engineering. Excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and the integration of research and education are core values of Lehigh’s mission.

This is a senior appointment to an endowed chair position. Candidates should submit electronically a cover letter highlighting their main achievements, a curriculum vitae, a detailed statement of research and teaching plans, and the names and addresses of four (4) references to Applications should be addressed to: Professor James Gilchrist, Chair of the Energy Sciences Search Committee, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Lehigh University. Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. Information on the Department and Lehigh University can be found at

Lehigh University was a 2010 recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant and continues to sustain and contribute to inclusive systems and programs so all faculty can thrive in their careers at Lehigh. Read more at

Lehigh offers excellent comprehensive benefits including domestic partner benefits and strong work-life policies. Lehigh is a founding member of the Lehigh Valley Inter-regional Networking & Connecting (LINC), a regional network of diverse organizations designed to assist new hires with dual career, community and cultural transition needs. Please contact for more information or

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Further Info:
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Search Committee
111 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015

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