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Open Rank Position

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University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
30+ days ago


Faculty Opening – Open Rank Position

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

 The Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for an open-rank faculty position. Successful candidates are expected to have demonstrated strong leadership or show exceptional potential to become leaders in their respective fields, and to teach broadly at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department has internationally recognized programs in Energy and Sustainability, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering, Materials, Multi-Scale Modeling, and Biomedical engineering.  Active collaborations exist with several adjacent centers, including the University of Pittsburgh Center for Simulation and Modeling, the Petersen Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering, the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the U.S. DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory.  The department also has a broad strategic alliance with the Lubrizol Corporation, a leading specialty chemicals company, with a particular focus on process intensification. Furthermore, the University of Pittsburgh, jointly with Covestro LLC, just announced the first graduate program on circular economy design in the United States. 

Applications will be accepted via the University of Pittsburgh’s Talent Center website at:  Interested applicants must include the following in your application to be considered: CV, names of four references, and research and teaching plans. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 25, 2022.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Professor Götz Veser at  Candidates from groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering are strongly encouraged to apply. One of the major strategic goals of the university is to “Embrace Diversity and Inclusion”; therefore, the candidate should be committed to high-quality teaching and research for a diverse student body and to assisting our department in enhancing diversity in all forms. The University of Pittsburgh is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.


While exceptional applicants in all areas of Chemical Engineering will be considered, we are particularly interested in applications from senior faculty with expertise related to circular economy, electrification, and sustainable chemical manufacturing. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60246383
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Company Name: University of Pittsburgh
  • Position Title: Open Rank Position
  • Industry: Academia
  • Job Function: Education,
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Degree Required: PhD
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: None
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