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Assistant, Associate or Full Professors in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking multiple candidates for open-area, full-time faculty positions. Applications for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level are welcome, in all areas related to chemical and biomolecular engineering. Faculty members in the department teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and are expected to initiate and sustain a vigorous research program. An earned Ph.D. in chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, mechanical engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, applied math, biotechnology, chemical technology, or related field is required. Applicants must have a record of publication indicative of an associate/full professor or evidence of a promising research agenda indicative of appointments as assistant professor.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The target starting date is August 16, 2023, but is flexible based on the candidate’s needs.  For full consideration, applications must be received by November 23, 2022. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

To apply, visit and submit:

(1) Cover letter
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Description of prior research accomplishments (2 pages)
(4) Statement of future research program directions (3 pages)
(5) Statement describing candidate’s approach to and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education (1 page)
(6) Statement of teaching philosophy (1 page)

We will request the names and contact information of three professional references at a suitable time later in the search process. Questions can be addressed to the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department office, 217-244-9214,

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for students, faculty, and staff to thrive—read more about our initiatives to support diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

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Life on the Silicon Prairie

Urbana-Champaign is a place where people come together to bring big ideas to life. We're home to the tech incubator University of Illinois Research Park and surrounded by some of the richest farmland in the world. Our campus community is home to a wide range of exceptional research and scholarship, but what truly sets us apart is a collaborative environment that leads to groundbreaking discovery, innovation, and partnerships that invite new ways of thinking and working. CHBE’s Cultural Resource Guide to Champaign-Urbana was created by our Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) to highlight some of the food and experiences that our community has to offer.

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Unique "Micro-Urban" Community

Urbana-Champaign is on an accelerated development track, emerging as a leading example of a "micro-urban" community—a population center of less than 250,000 with a set of highly desirable attributes commonly found in larger cities. Our vibrant arts/culture/nightlife scene, internationally diverse population, strong technology base, and commitment to societal issues coupled with a world-class university make this an ideal place to live, study, and work. Plus, we are just a few hours away from three metropolises: Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Better Living, Less Hassle

  • #2 on American Institute of Economic Research's Best College Towns based on demographics, quality of life, and economics
  • #2 among national peer institutions for cost-of-living
  • 80 parks spanning nearly 1,000 acres in Urbana-Champaign alone (and many more within a short drive)  provide an abundance of swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, camping, and biking opportunities
  • 19 intercollegiate sports programs keep the excitement of Big Ten athletics ever-present on campus
  • Easy commutes, a designated "bike-friendly" community, and an award-winning mass transit system (free with campus ID) make it quick and simple to get from here to there

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Points of Interest

  • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is a nationally renowned venue, attracting theater, musical, and dance performances from entertainers from around the globe. 
  • The Illinois Marathon offers races for all skill levels from 5K to a full 26.2-mile race. This scenic course takes you through Champaign-Urbana, and can even help you qualify for the Boston Marathon. 
  • PYGMALION Festival brings hundreds of musicians, innovators, artists, comedians, and anyone else with someone to share to the local area. 
  • Ebertfest was started by Illinois alum Roger Ebert. It brings together writers, producers, actors, directors, and film buffs to celebrate films that haven’t received the recognition they deserved during their original runs.

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Check out hourly positions available to undergraduate and graduate students in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. 

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