Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

ID: 7204496 (Ref.No. if129564)
Posted: January 3, 2024

Job Description

The School of Sustainable Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering (SCBME) at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, with expected start date of August 2024. We are especially interested in applicants with research activities in the areas of Process Systems Design and Optimization, Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis, Process and System Sustainability, Process Control, including Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA). The prospective candidate is expected to complement SCBME's research portfolio on heterogeneous catalysis, separations, soft materials design, and biopharmaceuticals production and formulation. The successful candidate will be synergistic to ongoing research initiatives within the Gallogly College of Engineering (, with strategic university-wide priorities such as environmental and energy sustainability, and with cross-cutting initiatives such as the Institute for Resilient Environmental and Energy Systems (IREES), the Data Institute for Societal Change (DISC), and the Institute for Community and Society Transformation (ICAST). Successful candidates would be able to engage in both disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and to pursue convergence research funding opportunities related to the research areas outlined above.  The successful candidate will be expected to engage in interdisciplinary teaching within the Gallogly College of Engineering.  

To be considered for this position applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline. Candidates should present evidence of high-quality scholarship and commitment to develop cutting-edge externally funded research activities, as well as a commitment to teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. 

OU utilizes Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. The following application materials must be submitted electronically via Interfolio, at

  •  A cover letter. The cover letter may elaborate on the applicant’s qualifications for the position in ways that go beyond the information contained in the other documents, such as providing examples of the candidate’s approach to research, teaching, graduate student mentorship, inclusive excellence, and service.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Contact information for at least three reference letter writers. 
  • Up to 3 samples of published research, such as articles (reprints/preprints) or links to software programs and applications.
  • A statement of research experience and plans may be included but is optional.

We encourage applicants to apply by January 31, 2024, for full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application review will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please send inquiries to the SCBME Director, Prof. Dimitrios Papavassiliou ([email protected]) or the Search Committee Chair, Prof. Alberto Striolo ([email protected] ).