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Faculty Openings

Assistant Professor Of Chemical And Biological Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University ( invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor. Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or a related discipline, demonstrate excellence in research, show a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and provide evidence of past contributions and/or plans to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This search is open within the chemical engineering discipline. Candidates who can leverage and synergize with Northwestern’s existing strengths are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications are especially welcome from candidates whose vision may integrate with existing research centers and institutes at Northwestern (

We enthusiastically invite applications from women and underrepresented minority groups.

Application packages will be evaluated based on evidence of past research productivity, potential for scholarly impact in future research in the directions indicated above, evidence of or potential for impactful teaching, and evidence of past contributions and/or plans to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In order to ensure full consideration, please submit application materials by October 31st, although applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Please read ALL instructions and prepare all documents before proceeding to the application page. Applicants must apply online and upload all of the following application materials as Adobe PDF Files: 

  • A Cover Letter that summarizes the applicant’s (i) research and teaching accomplishments, (ii) vision for their future research program and its connection to activities ongoing at Northwestern, and (iii) approach to contributing to a diverse and inclusive learning environment
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement (approximately 5 pages)
  • Teaching Experience, Interests and Mentoring Statement (approximately 2 pages)
  • A Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement outlining how the candidate promotes diversity, equity and an inclusive environment through their research, teaching, and/or service in their current position and/or how they would do so at Northwestern (approximately 1 page)
  • A list of names and email addresses for three to four external academic references.

Applications will only be accepted via online submission. Please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted. All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button. The application portal can be accessed here:

Questions may be directed to More information about the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, including information about existing research centers and institutes related to the Department, can be found at

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Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Post Docs and Research Associates

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

Administration Positions

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

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