University of Colorado- Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor- Chemical and Biological Engineering

University of Colorado

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is seeking to hire exceptional candidates as assistant professors, with higher levels also considered. Candidates with interests in all research areas will be considered and applications are particularly encouraged in biological, energy and materials-related areas.

Applicants should submit their application on-line at:

University of Colorado Job Bank (the posting number is 814808). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; reviews begin October 2011. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Department currently has 24 full-time faculty (two joint with Chemistry), 125 graduate students, 35 postdoctoral fellows, and 425 undergraduates. The faculty are dedicated to both research and education, and the Department is characterized by collaboration involving students, faculty, and other departments. For example, nearly 100 undergraduate students participated in faculty-directed research in this past year. Several measures of excellence include:

Graduate Students

♦ Average undergraduate GPA for incoming graduate students is 3.89/4.00

♦ Seven current graduate students selected as NSF Graduate Fellows and seven NIH Fellows

♦ 84% U.S. citizens; 46% female or minority


♦ Recent AIChE awards include three Professional Progress Awards, two Allan P. Colburn Awards, the R.H. Wilhelm, Thomas Baron, Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology, Process Development Research, C.M.A. Stine and Gerhold Awards. Additionally, faculty have been selected for the AAPS Wurster Research Award in Pharmaceutics, the John M. Prausnitz Award in Applied Chemical Thermodynamics, the Department of Energy Early Career Research Award, two Society for Biomaterials Clemson Awards, three ASEE Lectureship Awards, and the NSF Waterman Award. One faculty was recently elected to both the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

♦ Seven peer-reviewed publications per faculty member per year

♦ $660,000 in research expenditures and $800,000 in new research grants per faculty member in 2010-2011

Centers and Programs

♦ Center for Fundamentals and Applications of Photopolymerization

♦ Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

♦ Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels

♦ NSF/IUCR Center for Membrane Applied Science and Technology

♦ NIH Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Training Grant

♦ NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site Program in Functional Materials

♦ University of Colorado Interdisciplinary Molecular Biotechnology Initiative

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