Careers in this Department


Open Rank (Posting)

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University ( invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of assistant, associate, or full professor.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or related discipline, demonstrated excellence in research, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Outstanding candidates in all research areas will be considered. Candidates who can leverage Northwestern’s strengths in materials research and/or catalysis are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications are especially welcome from candidates emphasizing experimental research related to the broad areas of molecular, materials, and nanoscale engineering and manufacturing and/or energy and sustainability and whose research vision may integrate with existing research centers and institutes at Northwestern. Duties include teaching and research.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a detailed description of research plans and interests, and a statement of teaching experience and interests. The application and contact information for three or more letters of recommendation should be submitted online at

In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017. Questions may be directed to

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


If you are interested in conducting postdoctoral research or becoming a research associate, please contact a faculty member directly.


There are currently no research positions in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.


For more information about employment opportunities at Northwestern University, please visit the Human Resources website.