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Open Rank Faculty Positions in Chemical and Biological Engineering

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder is currently seeking applications for tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of synthetic biology, systems biology, biomolecular transport and regenerative medicine with applications to energy, medicine and advanced materials.  We are undergoing a period of unprecedented faculty growth and expansion to match an ambitious vision of research and teaching excellence. The college now includes a new PhD degree in Biological Engineering as well as new state-of-the art facilities in both the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building and the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community Building.

Qualified candidates will contribute through their interdisciplinary research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Each new faculty member will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program that synergizes with others in the University of Colorado system. Candidates whose expertise cuts across engineering and related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. The openings are targeted at the level of Assistant Professor, but experienced individuals with outstanding credentials will be considered for Associate or Full Professor Appointments.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Founded in 1893, the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder is the second largest of seven schools and colleges at one of the nation's top public research institutions. As Colorado's flagship university, CU Boulder has selective admissions standards and a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs.

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The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be Challenged. Be Imaginative. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemical engineering, biological engineering, bioengineering or a related field.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV.
  2. Cover Letter stating your research areas (1 page).
  3. Statement Describing Research Related Goals (2-3 pages).
  4. Statement Describing Teaching Related Goals (2-3 pages).
    • For the research and teaching statements, applicants should describe their plans to develop a recognized research program based on scholarly work in their particular field, their ideas for interdisciplinary collaboration, their experience and interests in teaching undergraduates and graduates, and their future plans for inspiring diverse students to conduct research.
  5. Proof of Degree/Transcript
    • The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree.
  6. You will need to submit 3-5 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.
Review of applications will begin upon receipt; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Posting Contact Name: Jennifer Cha

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