Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
Closing date
Dec 11, 2021

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LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, with a specialization in biomolecular engineering.

Candidates should possess a PhD in Chemical Engineering or a related field and the ability and interest to teach core chemical engineering courses. The candidate will join a growing interdisciplinary group of faculty members at Lehigh University working in the field of bioengineering and biotechnology.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized experimental, theoretical, or computational research program and contribute to the mission of the university, including excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the university's commitment to providing an inclusive and equitable community.

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh offers a collaborative and supportive environment, with research interests spanning all areas of chemical engineering. Additional information about the department can be found at [](

The Rossin College consists of eight departments, twelve research-based M.S. and Ph.D. programs, ten professional master's programs, and twelve undergraduate programs. The college also has multiple cross-college honors programs with the College of Business and with the College of Arts and Sciences. The College faculty includes approximately 130 tenure-track and 20 teaching faculty members. The student body includes approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students. The College has broad-based research activities across numerous areas of scholarly excellence and is focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. For full consideration, application materials should be received online by December 1, 2021. Applicants should apply at []( Candidates should provide a cover letter; a full CV; a Research Statement describing past scholarly contributions and future research directions; a Teaching Statement describing instructional philosophy and courses that the candidate would want to teach or develop; a DEI Statement describing prior DEI experience and the candidate's vision for enhancing community and culture at Lehigh; and the names and contact information for at least three references. Any inquiries regarding this search should be directed to Prof. Angela Brown, Chair of the Search Committee ([](

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh's commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at []( Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: []( Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at:[](

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