Joint Faculty Appointment - Clarkson University Institute for a Sustainable Environment and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Monday, October 23, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant, Associate, or Full
Job Institution: 
Clarkson University
Job Description: 

Faculty Opening – Jointly appointed between the Institute for a Sustainable Environment
and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Clarkson University, Potsdam NY

The Clarkson University Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE) and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) invite applicants for a joint appointment at the assistant, associate or full professor rank to work in a unique interdisciplinary environment. Research experience with the application of chemical engineering principles to investigate and solve environmental or sustainability challenges is expected.

The ISE is a collaborative and multidisciplinary community that serves as the hub for the University’s drive toward a sustainable world. It supports sustainability related cross-campus education, research and operations endeavors. Between joint appointments and informal affiliations, faculty members representing most academic departments contribute to ISE activities. The ISE also directly supports interdisciplinary undergraduate degree programs in Environmental Health Science and Environmental Science & Policy, and M.S. and Ph.D. graduate programs in Environmental Science and Engineering.

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has relevant strengths in the areas of biotechnology, biomaterials, waste resource transformations, air resources, innovative treatment technologies and sustainable energy. The Clarkson Chemical Engineering program has origins dating back to 1903, with a concentration in Biomolecular Engineering introduced in 2003. Today we are emerging as a leading program in Chemical Engineering offering B.S, M.E., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

The successful candidate will achieve and maintain a vigorous, nationally visible and externally funded research program with a focus on air resources, sustainable processes, pollution prevention, environmental safety or green engineering. The candidate is also expected to contribute to interdisciplinary research teams that complement and augment existing expertise among the interdisciplinary mix of faculty affiliated with the ISE. Clarkson's interdisciplinary research centers, including the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES) and the Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) provide visibility, a network of academic and industrial partners, and shared facilities for state-of-art characterizing materials and measuring trace contaminant concentrations in a wide range of environmental samples.

Clarkson is among the top 50 universities in the nation with the highest percentages of tenured and tenure-track women engineering faculty (ASEE 2015 profiles of Engineering Colleges). We are building upon this foundation to create a diverse faculty. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities.

Clarkson University is New York State's highest ranked small research institution with more than 50 degree programs in engineering, the basic and health sciences, liberal arts, and business. Located in the northern Adirondacks in the college town of Potsdam, just a 2-hour drive from Ottawa and Montreal and 2½ hours from Syracuse, Clarkson stands out among America's private, nationally ranked research institutions because of its dynamic collaborative learning environment, innovative degree and research programs, and unmatched track record for producing leaders and innovators.

Direct inquiries or submit your application to Clarkson University’s Human Resources department at using the posting number: Fac 2014000546. The complete application includes a cover letter; CV; names of at least three professional references; and a clear vision statement for sustained past and expected future accomplishments in teaching, research, service and/or outreach activities that support Clarkson’s mission. Applications will be reviewed starting November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Additional information is available:
Institute for a Sustainable Environment
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engrg
Coulter School of Engineering
CARES Facility

For more information about the position, contact Susan E. Powers (; 315-268-6542)