Seeking full time Assistant/Associate Professor in Biochemical Engineering

Assistant/Associate Professor Biochemical Engineering

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Biotechnology Institute (BTI) 
University of Minnesota

The Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering and the Biotechnology Institute seeks candidates for a tenure-track, 9-month academic position at the assistant/associate professor level with 50% teaching and 50% research responsibilities to develop a collaborative, internationally recognized research program in the areas of biochemical engineering with a focus on bioprocessing and biomanufacturing. 

With the increasing demand for sustainable and renewable products, bioprocessing and biomanufacturing technologies are becoming the emerging research area. The successful candidate is expected to develop a highly collaborative research program focusing on bioprocessing and biomanufacturing. Applicants must have an excellent record of accomplishment in an academic or industrial setting and possess the potential to be an internationally recognized leader in teaching and research.

Research: The candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program with a focus on the fundamental principles and applications of bioprocessing and biomanufacturing developing new methods for producing bio-based products such as fuels, materials, and value-added chemicals from renewable bio-resources. Collaborative research with various colleges, departments, and centers across the University including the Biotechnology Institute (BTI), College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, College of Biological Sciences, and the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) is highly encouraged.

Teaching: The teaching component of this position will include teaching and developing basic and applied engineering courses in BBE including Transport Processes, Mass and Energy Balances, Biological Process Engineering, Food Process Engineering (UG and GRAD) and their applications. Teaching may include lecture/lab, e-based learning, or other modes of instruction and interaction with students. A demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and advising is essential.  This position is also expected to strive for excellence in academic advising for undergraduate and graduate students as a vital component of student development.

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Job ID: 357069