Two faculty positions in climate/environment and renewable energy

Job Type
Job Rank
Assistant or Associate Professor
Job Institution
University of Arizona
Job Description

The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (CHEE) at the University of Arizona invites applications for two tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate professor level to start in academic year 2023 or as negotiated. The two areas of interest are Climate/Environment and Renewable Energy. These positions are part of a multi-year hiring process associated with planned growth in the Chemical and Environmental Engineering programs and are aligned with the University’s Strategic Plan. Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2023; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A description for each of the specific areas follow:

Climate/Environment. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar with a Ph.D. degree in a relevant engineering discipline or closely related discipline to develop a vibrant research program focused on the intersection of atmospheric sciences and environmental issues. Successful candidates will complement departmental and campus-wide strengths, and the University strategic plan, such as resilience and sustainability, in a broad area including physics and/or chemistry of atmospheric aerosol particles, indoor/outdoor air quality, mining-related environmental challenges, and/or atmospheric implications of climate change. The faculty member will be expected to form and maintain research and educational partnerships with cross-campus academic units in environmental sciences, geosciences, hydrology and atmospheric sciences, and other fields as appropriate. In addition, the faculty member will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds.
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Renewable Energy. We seek a collaborative multidisciplinary group leader with a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering or related field. Research area of expertise should have an emphasis on energy storage including batteries, catalysis, and next-generation devices and platforms. The selected candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in chemical engineering, establish an independent and collaborative research program at the cutting edge in their field, be able to attract strong sponsored-research activities, mentor graduate students successfully, and be involved in service to the department, college, and profession. The University of Arizona is home to over 100 world-class research centers and institutes, including the Arizona Institute for Resilient Environments and Societies (AIRES) (, Institute for Energy Solutions (, and BIO5 Institute ( All faculty have access to state-of-the-art shared core research facilities through Research, Innovation, and Impact (RII), which includes the Kuiper Materials Imaging & Characterization Facility (, Micro/Nano Fabrication Center (, and the W.M. Keck Center for Nano-Scale Imaging (…).
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Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program; provide excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and education; contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds; and contribute to scholarly activities performed within academic communities across the university. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute in meaningful ways to interdisciplinary research and educational activities that complement and are synergistic within the University’s Strategic Plan.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in the specified, or closely related, discipline is required. Candidates will be evaluated based on their alignment within the posted areas of interest and on their academic credentials, their record of research, teaching and scholarly activities and potential for success in developing a funded research program and making contributions in research, teaching, and service to the field. Candidates for the Associate Professor rank must have a distinguished record of published research, demonstrated impact on the profession and success at securing funding to support a research program. The selected candidate may be required to provide higher education credentials during the offer discussions.

Proposed Start Date: Start of the academic year 2023 or as negotiated.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita that includes a list of recent publications; a list of four references with address, email, and phone contact information; and a detailed statement of research interests (3 page maximum) and teaching/educational philosophy (2 page maximum). The application should also include a one-page diversity, equity, and inclusion statement on how the applicant’s scholarship, teaching and service specifically address issues of race, social justice, and inclusive excellence in Chemical and Environmental Engineering.

For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to submit all application material electronically to the University of Arizona’s on-line application system at (Position Posting Numbers above). Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2023; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For questions about the positions, please contact Dr. Kimberly Ogden, Professor and Department Chair (

EEO/AA: At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.