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University of Rochester Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Rochester invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position with a preferred start date of July 1, 2023. Tenure upon hire is available to qualified candidates. While the position is open to all ranks, applications at the Assistant Professor level are strongly encouraged.

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More than 49% of the 130 undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Chemical Engineering in fall 2021 were female.


More than 70% of the 2022 BS graduates have accepted an employment offer at the time of graduation or are entering graduate programs.

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Our faculty and students conduct research at the forefront of modern chemical engineering. We specialize in applying materials science to tackle grand challenges facing society in the areas of clean energy, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.

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