Lehigh University, Chemical Engineering

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Position ID:Lehigh-CHBE-ANDERSON [#15084]
Position Title: Anderson Endowed Chair in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemical Engineering / energy sciences and engineering
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2019/10/12, updated 2019/10/11)
Position Description:    

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The P. C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Lehigh University seeks nominations and applications for the Anderson Endowed Faculty Chair in the broad field of energy sciences and engineering within the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to, energy and environmental systems, chemical processing and optimization, reaction engineering, molecular separation, biocatalysis, photovoltaics, biofuels, energy storage, and emerging materials and technologies addressing issues in renewable and sustainable energy.

Nominees/applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering or a closely related field and have an exceptional record of achievement in research, teaching, and service, with sufficient accomplishments for appointment as a tenured Professor. Lehigh has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary activities. Joint appointments with other departments and in other colleges are possible.

Lehigh University has embarked upon an ambitious institutional growth plan entitled “Path to Prominence” for growing the research and educational footprints of the university. One key component of this “Path to Prominence” is the establishment of three interdisciplinary research institutes (IRIs) which were announced in April 2018: the Institute of Functional Materials and Devices (I-FMD), the Institute of Cyber Physical Infrastructure and Energy (I-CPIE), and the Institute of Data, Intelligent Systems and Computation (I-DISC).

The Anderson Endowed Chair is a leadership position with endowment resources available for initiating new synergistic research with multiple faculty members across campus that overlaps with one or more of the thematic areas of the three newly established IRIs. The support available is anticipated to provide substantial start-up and transition funds to initiate research in the form of graduate student/postdoc support, equipment purchase, and set up of laboratory space, in addition to providing seed funds for campus wide collaborative leadership efforts. A number of campus projects dealing with creation of new/renovated lab spaces, centralized research facilities such as materials characterization, microscopy, interfacial measurements and spectroscopy, high performance computing, large energy grid testing, etc. provide outstanding opportunities for the endowed chair to rapidly establish an internationally visible research program.

Lehigh is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year. Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is situated on 1,600 acres in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. The university is engaged in the Campaign for Lehigh (https://gocampaign.lehigh.edu), a $1 billion-plus fundraising and engagement initiative to strengthen our efforts to attract the best students, develop new facilities and programs, and support research.

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 http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/

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 infdcap@lehigh.edu for more information or http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas. Lehigh provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including partner benefits. Information about Work/Life Balance for faculty can be found at: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html. LINC is a regional network of diverse organizations designed to assist new hires with dual career, community and cultural transition needs. Please see (https://dualcareer.lehigh.edu/lehigh-valley-life) for more information.

This is a senior appointment to an endowed chair position. Review of applications will begin on 31 October 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, leadership and vision statement, research statement, diversity statement, and the names and contact information for at least three references to (Academic Jobs Online Link). Inquiries and nominations can be directed to AJM8@lehigh.edu. Information on the Department and Lehigh University can be found at www.che.lehigh.edu.


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

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