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Faculty Search in Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering at UMBC

Posted September 24, 2013

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) seeks to fill a new tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates for the tenure-track position must hold a doctoral degree in chemical, or biomedical engineering or a related discipline. Desired areas of core expertise include, but are not limited to, cell and tissue engineering, biomaterials, biosensors, formulation and delivery of therapeutics, and engineering technologies to study or control cell and tissue behavior. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong potential to build an externally supported research program along with the ability to address novel and ever-changing challenges in bioengineering. Candidates must also be able to teach in the chemical engineering curriculum. Favorable consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong promise of interdisciplinary research and the capacity to work effectively with a diverse faculty and student body. The anticipated start date for this position is July 2014. Electronic submission of applications is required at cbee-search2013@umbc.edu. All applications must be submitted as a single pdf file and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering is a vital part of the College of Engineering and Information Technology with 292 undergraduate and 50 graduate students, 11 tenure-track faculty, two full-time lecturers, and one Professor of the Practice. The Department has a strong research focus with expenditures exceeding $337,000 per tenure-track faculty member in 2012. Current departmental research focuses on biochemical, biomedical, bioprocess, environmental and water resource engineering. Faculty members actively collaborate with researchers from the nearby University of Maryland School of Medicine and regularly participate in major interdisciplinary research centers at UMBC, namely the Center for Advanced Sensor Technologies, the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education, and the newly founded Hussman Institute for Autism.

At the undergraduate level, the department has tracks in three areas: Traditional Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology/ Bioengineering, and Environmental Engineering and Sustainability. All three tracks lead to the B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering. UMBC is a public research university with 13,500 students that has been ranked the number one “Up-and-Coming” national university for the past four years by US News and World Report. The campus is located on 500 acres in the Baltimore-Washington corridor within an hour’s drive to many federal facilities including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Defense, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park, a 71-acre community housing over 110 companies engaged in research, entrepreneurship, and economic development, sits adjacent to the UMBC campus. BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is five minutes away, as are AMTRAK and light rail stations. UMBC’s close proximity and easy access to a wide variety of research facilities provide numerous opportunities for collaborative interdisciplinary research.

UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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