Position Description - The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University seeks nominations and applications for the Anderson Endowed Faculty Chair position in the broad field of Energy Sciences and Engineering that includes, but is not restricted to, the general areas of Energy Systems, Chemical Processing, Optimization, Reaction Engineering, Separation Science, Biocatalysis, Photovoltaics, Biofuels, the Environment, Energy Storage, and emerging sciences and technologies addressing renewable energy and energy efficiency. Nominees / applicants should have an exceptional record of achievements in research, teaching, supervision and service.
Lehigh has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary activities, and joint appointments with other departments are possible. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program with significant potential for interdisciplinary research with national impact, and will be expected to be a leader in campus-wide Energy and Environmental Initiatives. In addition, the faculty chair will have broad access to and be encouraged to develop collaborations with active programs in numerous research centers at Lehigh, such as the Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (CAMN), Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN), Energy Research Center, and other new initiatives related to energy sciences and engineering. Excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and the integration of research and education are core values of Lehigh's mission.
Lehigh is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year. We are a coeducational, nondenominational, private university that offers a distinct academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe.