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Open Faculty Positions

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Ohio State University has two Clinical Assistant Professor positions open, as well as a tenure track opening in the area of sustainable engineering (listed below).

Please also read more about the Department, Ohio State, and the city of Columbus in the About Us section below.

Assistant Professor-Clinical (two positions)

The William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seeks highly qualified candidates with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or an allied field, a record of outstanding research accomplishments, and a strong commitment to teaching excellence for 2 Assistant Professor-Clinical Faculty to teach up to 3 courses for chemical engineering majors each semester.


Serves as Clinical Faculty by developing, maintaining and teaching courses for chemical and biomolecular engineering majors; teaches up to three courses each semester and other CBE courses as needed.

Possible courses for the 1st position include Unit Operations Lab; Process Design, Economics & Strategy; and Process Simulation & Product Engineering; the successful candidate will prepare and test equipment for laboratories in advance of course with assistance from Design Engineer, Machinist, and Building Coordinator.

Supervises GTAs, GAAs and undergrad teaching assistants; designs courses, develops curriculum and prepares lecture materials for presentation; develops exams, quizzes, and homework assignments; prepares and tests equipment for laboratories in advance of course with assistance from Design Engineer, Machinist, and Building Coordinator; coordinates OSHA safety standards for department.

For the 2nd position, all research areas will be considered, with special consideration given to applicants with interdisciplinary research experience in Energy and the Environment and specialization(s) focused on reaction systems, fuel cells, catalysis, process control and design, particle technology, and/or coal science and engineering. Collaborative research opportunities exist in the new Center for Energy, Sustainability and the Environment at OSU and the Ohio Supercomputing Center.


Ph.D. in chemical engineering.Competitive applicants will have a record of outstanding research accomplishments, and a commitment to teaching excellence.

Application Instructions

Applicants should send a CV, statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for at least three references electronically to Thomas William Cory ( by May 1, 2017.


Assistant/Associate Professor-Green Chemistry/Sustainable Engineering 

This position is partially funded by Ohio State’s Discovery Themes Initiative (, a substantial faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas. The candidate should be capable of building a strong program in the broadly-defined area of chemical reaction engineering that relates to OSU’s Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE) program (www.discovery.osu/SRE) and be interested in participating in interdisciplinary research teams.


Ph.D. in chemical engineering or a closely related discipline, as well as a strong commitment to teaching and research. Competitive applicants will have a strong record of scholarly publication with the potential to sustain externally sponsored research funding, and will demonstrate a commitment to teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Application Instructions

Applicants should send a CV, statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for at least three references electronically to Thomas William Cory ( by February 1, 2017.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed continuously until position is filled. To ensure full consideration applying by the deadline is suggested.

Faculty nominations may be sent to Dr. Stuart Cooper, Search Committee Chair, at

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Ohio State University is an EOE/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. 

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. 

We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium


About Us

Founded in 1903, the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has a long tradition of excellence and a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service.

The department is located in a $125M, 225,000 square-foot state-of-the-art building which opened in January 2015.

Ranking:  The graduate program is currently ranked #26 in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report survey.


Currently comprised of 21 tenure-track faculty, two clinical professors, and one research professor, the department is known for being exceptionally collegial in an achievement-oriented environment. Three faculty are members of the National Academy of Engineering and eight faculty have received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. The department is recognized for its award-winning teaching and outstanding research program.


Faculty at The Ohio State University have vast opportunities for collaborative research, as there are experts in literally every discipline here. A strong core faculty are engaged in all areas of chemical engineering as well as significant interdisciplinary efforts across campus, with other academic institutions, and with industrial partners.


Professor Jessica Winter chose The Ohio State University to conduct her research because of the top-notch engineering college she’d be working in and the opportunities to work across departments to further her discoveries.

By collaborating with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, the College of Veterinary Medicine and Fisher College of Business, Winter took her work from bench to bedside faster and more efficiently thanks to cross-campus support.

Watch her story to find out how being diagnosed with cancer herself motivated her to improve breast cancer diagnostics that would help others.


Over the past five years, annual research expenditures have averaged $8.75 million per year. The department's vigorous research program is funded by grants from the Department of Energy, NSF, NIH, DARPA, and other state and federal agencies.


Our students - approximately 800 undergrads and 100 graduate students - are high achievers. The average freshman ACT Composite score for incoming freshmen is 30.1 and the overall percentage of students participating in the honors program is 40.4%. Student retention in the freshman engineering honors program is high – 91.7%. Over the last ten years, our students have won a total of 16 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, four Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, two Fulbright Scholarships, and one Morris K. Udall Scholarship.

About The Ohio State University

Ohio State is one of the largest universities in the world. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top public universities, it is home to a diverse group of the best and brightest people in the world. The Ohio State University is further recognized by a top-rated, nationally recognized academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio. The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. 


  • #16, Best Public Universities, U.S. News and World Report (2017 list). 
  • #43, Best Global Universities, U.S. News and World Report

About Columbus, Ohio

The Ohio State University is located in the center of Ohio in Columbus, the 15th largest city in the U.S. and one of the U.S.'s best-kept secrets in urban living. As the capital of Ohio, Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million.

Columbus has the reputation of being a smart, open, young, vibrant city which has consistently been rated as one of the top U.S. cities for quality of life, with a cost of living 6.3% below the national average and a wide range of affordable housing in vibrant neighborhoods, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and economic prosperity.

Columbus's strong, diversified economy, based on state and local government, insurance, retail, transportation, technology, and The Ohio State University, is said to be nearly recession-proof. It is home to the highest metropolitan concentration of Fortune 1000 companies in America, while its service sector provides countercyclical employment opportunities in insurance, government, and the university. 

Read more about how people are discovering the affordable, high-quality lifestyle opportunities Columbus has to offer in NPR's recent feature story, "A Diversified Economy Cushions Columbus, Ohio from Downturns."

In addition to highly affordable, quality housing, you'll find friendly people and a multitude of family-friendly options for recreation and entertainment in Columbus, such as the Columbus Ohio Science Institute (COSI), the Ohio State Fair, a world class zoo, a recently renovated interactive library, museums, beautiful open green spaces, parks, water recreation, art and cultural events, and of course, some of the best football competitions seen in the world, as well as pro hockey. 

The city abounds with dozens of annual festivals and offers diverse shopping, from craft and farmer's markets to upscale shopping districts. 

There are numerous nearby attractions, such as the Great Lakes, Cedar Point or King's Island, and Hocking Hills State Park, a national landmark featuring caves and waterfalls.

Columbus was named the 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year out of 400 cities around the world by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), a think tank that studies the economic and social development of the 21st century community. Forbes magazine included Columbus in its "World's Top 7 Smartest Cities" list for 2015. 

Additional information about the Columbus area is available at and



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