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Tenured Faculty, Chemical and Biological Engineering

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Qualified individuals must apply by completing a short online application at http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/5473 and by uploading the following:
  • A complete and current CV
  • A statement of research and teaching plans and accomplishments (please use the statement of teaching link)
  • Contact information for three (3) references
  • You may include up to four (4) select publications as separate files. Please use the optional documents links, as well as one of the reference links for this purpose
  • Consideration of candidates will begin upon receipt of application. Applications are encouraged by January 5, 2018, and the review process will continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is August 2018.

    Job Details

    Position Information

    Position Title Tenured Faculty, Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Advertised Title Tenured Faculty, Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Location Troy, NY Campus
    Search Number F17-00055
    Portfolio School of Engineering
    Business Unit Chemical & Biological Engineering Department
    Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
    Job Summary TENURED FACULTY OPENING
    The Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

    The Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY, seeks outstanding faculty candidates for a full-time tenured position. The opening is at either an Associate or Full Professor level. An endowed chair may be available for exceptional and qualified candidates. The new faculty member will join a vibrant department at a time of unprecedented growth and renewal. This search will focus on individuals whose research lies at the interface of engineering and life sciences and further strengthens the Institute’s signature thrust in Biotechnology.

    The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. (or foreign degree equivalent) in Chemical Engineering or a closely related Science/Engineering field as well as demonstrated accomplishments over a sustained period of time (at least six (6) years) to qualify for a tenured faculty appointment at Rensselaer. Accomplishments must include success in conducting and publishing outstanding research; attracting research funding; an international reputation; a record of excellence in scholarship; high quality teaching and advising; and a significant level of professional service.

    The successful candidate will teach assigned undergraduate/graduate courses in the area of Chemical and Biological Engineering, establish and grow a robust program of sponsored research, mentor students, and engage in an appropriate level of service to the department, the school, and the Engineering profession.


    Founded in 1824, Rensselaer is the first technological university in the English-speaking world. It is a private research university located in historic Troy, New York, which is part of the greater capital region of New York that includes Albany, the capital, and Schenectady.

    We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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    Instructions for Applying

    Qualified individuals must apply by completing a short online application at http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/5473 and by uploading the following:

  • A complete and current CV
  • A statement of research and teaching plans and accomplishments (please use the statement of teaching link)
  • Contact information for three (3) references
  • You may include up to four (4) select publications as separate files. Please use the optional documents links, as well as one of the reference links for this purpose


  • Consideration of candidates will begin upon receipt of application. Applications are encouraged by January 5, 2018, and the review process will continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is August 2018.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents
    1. Resume/C.V.
    2. Statement of Teaching
    3. Statement of Research
    4. Contact Information for Three (3) or more references
    Optional Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Optional Application Document 1
    3. Optional Application Document 2
    4. Optional Application Document 3
    5. Letter of Reference 1

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Are you currently employed by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute?
      • Yes
      • No