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

New Hires in Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering at UMBC

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) seeks to fill two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. Hiring at the Associate Professor rank will be considered for outstanding candidates.  Desired areas of core expertise relate to biomedical or biotechnology applications including, but not limited to, protein structure/function, formulation and delivery of therapeutics, cell and tissue engineering, biomaterials, biosensors, and engineering technologies to study or control the function of biomolecules and cells. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong potential to build an externally supported research program and an ability to address novel and ever-changing challenges in bioengineering. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in chemical or biomedical engineering or a related discipline and must also be able to teach in the chemical engineering curriculum. Favorable consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate a strong promise for interdisciplinary research and the capacity to work effectively with a diverse faculty and student body. The anticipated start date for these positions is July 2015. Electronic submission of applications is required at 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, 2014 and continue until the positions are filled.

The Department of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) is a vital component of the College of Engineering and Information Technology with almost 300  undergraduate and 50 graduate students, 11 tenure-track faculty, two full-time lecturers, and one Professor of the Practice. Current departmental research focuses on biochemical, biomedical, bioprocess, environmental, and water resources engineering. CBEE 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 and the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education.  Construction on a new Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building is scheduled to start in 2017  will provide 123,000 GSF of flexible and adaptable research and education spaces to support on-going and future interdisciplinary life science programs. 

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. At the graduate level, the department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The CBEE faculty maintains diverse, active, and successful research programs amounting to almost $ 5 million in external research support in FY2014. UMBC is a public research university with 13,900 students. 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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