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Axalta Full Professor - Polymer Science & Engineering

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Position Information

Position Title Axalta Full Professor - Polymer Science & Engineering
Texas A&M Engineering

Texas A&M is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, with a population of more than 175,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 55,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures at Texas A&M total more than $820 million annually, ranking in the top tier of universities nationwide. With an endowment valued at more than $5 billion, the university ranks fourth among U.S. public universities and 10th overall. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance. For more information visit http://dof.tamu.edu/Faculty-Resources/CURRENT-FACULTY/Faculty-Work-Life. With over 400 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and more than 13,900 students, the Dwight Look College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked seventh in graduate studies and eighth in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven of the college’s 13 departments ranked in the Top 10. The Look College is also ranked 10th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The American Society for Engineering Education ranks the Look College second in research expendit

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Department Overview

Department Overview
The department has a 205,000-ft2 facility in the Jack E. Brown Chemical Engineering Building, with another 16,000-ft2 facility in the Giesecke Engineering Research Building shared with the Texas A&M Energy Institute. The department has 30 full-time tenure/tenure-track faculty; 11 lecturers, senior lecturers, and professors of practice; 230 graduate students; and over $27 million in endowments. In FY2016, the department was awarded over $15.6M of new research grants. In the 2015 US News and World Report ranking of the undergraduate programs, the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A & M University was ranked 14th among the public schools. The department was ranked 16th among the public schools for its graduate program.

Job Summary

Job Summary
The Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for the Axalta Chair in Chemical Engineering, an endowed tenured faculty position at the full professor level. Outstanding candidates with an accomplished record in polymer science and engineering will be considered with expertise in, but not limited to, the following areas: rheology, accelerated testing, dispersions and process modeling as related to polymer science and engineering. The successful applicant will be required to teach; advise and mentor graduate students; develop an independent, externally funded research program; participate in all aspects of the department’s activities; and serve the profession. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicants should consult the department’s website to review our academic and research programs (http://engineering.tamu.edu/chemical).

Job Location College Station
Department Chemical Engineering
Required Education and Experience

Required Education and Experience
Applicants must have an earned doctorate in chemical engineering or a closely related engineering or science discipline.

Preferred Education and Experience
Other Requirements

Other Requirements (highlighted portion should not change)
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position at www.tamengineeringjobs.com. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2016. Applications received after that date may be considered until positions are filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin Fall 2017.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FVN0842014
Open Date 08/16/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Teaching
  4. Statement of Research
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document