Open Faculty Positions
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Ohio State University has three tenure-track faculty position openings, listed below.
Please also read more about the Department, Ohio State, and the city of Columbus in the About Us section below.
Associate or Full Professor - CANCER CLUSTER
The William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering seeks highly qualified candidates to become an Associate or Full Professor as part of a synergistic group of closely collaborating engineering faculty and medical researchers in the top-rated, nationally-recognized Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (cancer.osu.edu). This is a senior, tenure-track, endowed position for a mid-career chemical engineer doing outstanding research in the cancer area.
The successful candidate will develop strong collaborations with faculty in medical-related disciplines developing novel approaches to targeted cancer detection, characterization, imaging, and treatment, with research emphasizing personalized medicine in diagnosis and treatment given priority.
Ph.D. in chemical engineering or closely-related discipline.Competitive applicants will have a strong record of publication, a commitment to teaching excellence, and outstanding research accomplishments, with the potential to sustain research with external funding.
Click here to submit an application for the Cancer Cluster position in chemical engineering.
The Ohio State University College of Engineering is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all areas including scholarship, instruction and outreach. In your cover letter, describe experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals that promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion in one or more of these areas.
Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Application reviews will begin on December 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Please read more about our facilities and program in the About Us section below.
Our Chemical Engineering Program: Founded in 1903, the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is the flagship program in the state of Ohio and has a long tradition of excellence and a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service. The department is recognized for its award-winning teaching, outstanding research program., and exceptional collegiality in an achievement-oriented environment.
Facilities: The department is located in a new, $125M, 225,000 square-foot building featuring generous, state-of-the art laboratory space. The building opened in January 2015.
Ranking: CBE is a top-20 program with the graduate program currently ranked at #23 in the 2018 U.S. News and World Report survey.
Currently comprised of 21 tenure-track faculty, four clinical professors, and one research professor.
Three faculty are members of the National Academy of Engineering and eight faculty have received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
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.
Faculty at The Ohio State University have vast opportunities for collaborative research throughout Ohio State, one of the world's largest and most comprehensive universities featuring a diverse group of the best and brightest. 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.
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 1,000 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.
Despite the large size of Ohio State, many students are pleased to discover that once they are in their majors, their experience has more of a "home-town," family feel.
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
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 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 and 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.