Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Chemical Engineering (10000918)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Position Description


The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Mississippi seeks to fill open tenure track positions at the Assistant Professor level. Responsibilities include teaching core undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering courses, building and maintaining an externally funded research program, disseminating scholarly work through peer-reviewed publications, and performing service to include advising majors and student organizations, developing curriculum, serving on university committees, and service to the community and profession. Although the area of teaching and research expertise is open, the successful candidate for each position will be required to contribute broadly to our chemical engineering programs, complement or supplement our existing areas of research expertise, and advise undergraduate chemical and general engineering students. 


Opportunities exist for collaboration with current faculty in the School of Engineering, the School of Pharmacy, the Center for Graphene Research and Innovation, the Center for Manufacturing Excellence, the Center for Diagnostics, Design, Devices and Biomechanics, the National Center for Natural Products, and the National Center for Physical Acoustics.


The successful candidate for each position will teach two courses per semester while maintaining an active research agenda.  Excellence in research will be established by critical peer evaluation, publication record, research grant applications and awards, and graduate student supervision and support.  Service responsibilities will include advising majors and student organizations, developing curriculum, serving on university committees, and service to the community and profession.


Organizational Summary
The Department of Chemical Engineering offers an ABET-accredited B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering.


Minimum Qualifications
All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or a closely related field that enables effective teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in chemical engineering.  Excellent communication skills, a strong desire to mentor students, and evidence of a strong research agenda with the potential for securing competitive, extramural research funding are preferred.


Application Procedures
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at and must include a current CV, statements describing teaching and research interests and experience, along with the names of three references and their contact information. Any questions regarding this position should be addressed to the Search Committee Chair (Prof. Sasan Nouranian) via email at

Position Details

Appointment (9 Month)

Assignment Type (Tenure Track)

Application Procedures

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About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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