Open-Rank Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Department of Chemical Engineering - Catalysts for Sustainability Program
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Internal Number: 496875
Rowan University’s newly launched Catalysts for Sustainability program seeks to hire ten new faculty to develop, advance, and communicate solutions to humanity’s most pressing existential threats posed by the climate and biodiversity crises. The university-wide cohort will lead and collaborate across colleges, disciplines, and communities, catalyzing new initiatives in sustainability research, advocacy, and education while leveraging existing strengths. This project builds upon Rowan University’s strategic pillars (access, affordability, quality, and serving as an economic engine) and furthers our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise related to the climate and biodiversity crises in one or more of the following areas: environmental justice; education and public engagement including storytelling; public policy and advocacy; discipline-specific sustainability scholarship; and sustainability practice. Successful candidates will address the heart of the concerns of equity, environmental sustainability, and social justice.
As part of this Strategic Initiative of the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering at Rowan University to invest in the broad area of Sustainability, the Department of Chemical Engineering at Rowan invites applicants with such expertise as related to Chemical Engineering for a tenure-track or tenured position at the assistant, associate, or full Professor levels. This position will provide collaborative opportunities with multidisciplinary researchers in pursuing sustainability solutions and policies. We seek an outstanding individual with a strong potential or proven record for excellence in research, in teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and in promoting a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Senior level candidates with exceptional achievements and demonstrated impact will have the opportunity to be considered for the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering Foundation Professorship.
Candidates working towards solutions to the climate and/or biodiversity crises will be considered. The areas of expertise include but are not limited to the following: systems and industrial engineering that enhances sustainability; advanced green manufacturing processes; methods for greenhouse gas reduction or sequestration; renewable energy; sustainable materials, sustainable food systems; and habitat restoration in the service of conservation biology. The candidate is expected to spur cross-disciplinary collaboration and also develop new masters and doctoral courses. This position is seeking dedicated agents of change, and a willingness to work with government agencies, NGOs, and industries to address the climate and biodiversity crisis. The successful candidate will be a dedicated and skilled communicator, willing to share their insights with the public, through many forms of media.
Rowan Chemical Engineering is a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate program that provides students with an integrated and immersive learning experience. Unique to this experience are year-long Engineering Clinics that provide opportunities for undergraduate students hands-on projects to solve technical and research problems, for graduate students to mentor undergraduate student teams, and for faculty to collaborate with industry and agencies on research. Research by our faculty are in the broad areas of advanced manufacturing, energy and the environment, pharmaceutical processing, polymer composites and thin films, process systems engineering, sustainable materials, and water treatment. Our department faculty leads the Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Institute (AMMI) that serves as the collaborative nexus, bringing together multidisciplinary Rowan researchers and stakeholders in the search for globally sustainable materials solutions. The AMMI together with our department house state-of-the-art materials processing and characterization facilities.
A national leader in engineering education, the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering was founded in 1995 and quickly gained national recognition for its innovative multidisciplinary, project-based approach to engineering education. In 2013, the State of New Jersey designated Rowan University a comprehensive research university, and in 2017 our University was recognized as a Carnegie-classified research institution. During that period, Rowan Engineering doubled both its full-time faculty and student population and started the engineering PhD programs. In 2017, we opened the doors of Engineering Hall and completed a full renovation of our original home, Rowan Hall. These projects tripled our available space and provided the College with state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities. We currently enroll over 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students.
Have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a related field (by September 1, 2023).
Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Have a strong record of scholarly achievement.
Develop a team with student and faculty collaborators and engage in high-impact practices such as student-faculty research and engagement in interdisciplinary initiatives and outreach.
Candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter outlining suitability for the role; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a description of their research agenda (including potential funding opportunities); 4) a statement on teaching philosophy (including discussion of the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and efforts to grow the audience for environmental education); 5) a statement on effective environmental outreach (including discussion of the candidate’s past environmental outreach efforts); and 6) contact information for at least three professional references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with applications received by November 01, 2022 given priority consideration, for a start date of September 1, 2023.
Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University with approximately 23,000 students. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked 3rd among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.
Rowan University’s main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, and it has a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is the second university in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical-degree granting programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Its business incubator also supports that mission. The University boasts eight Colleges – William G. Rohrer College of Business, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering, Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts, Colleges of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics, and John H. Martinson Honors College. In addition, the University has seven Schools – Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medical, Rowan University School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Earth & Environment, School of Nursing & Health Professions, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and Global Learning & Partnerships.
Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://sites.rowan.edu/hr/_docs/home_page/eeo_policy_statement.pdf
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.
A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs in person and online to 23,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. Home to Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts; William G. Rohrer College of Business; Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences; Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it also comprises the colleges of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; Virtua Health School of Nursing & Health Professions; the schools of Earth & Environment; Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Translational Biomedical Engineering & Sciences; Veterinary Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; and a multidisciplinary honors college. Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitment to high-quality, af...fordable education; and developing public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified (R2/high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university for three consecutive years as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education.