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Open Position: Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Applications and nominations are invited for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in chemical and biomolecular engineering, starting as soon as August 1, 2023. We seek candidates with expertise in any area of modern chemical engineering and who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Applicants must possess excellent academic credentials and a curriculum vitae that demonstrates the potential to develop a robust research program. A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral-level degree in chemical engineering or a closely related field is required.

The successful candidate will develop an independent and collaborative research program, teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in chemical and biomolecular engineering, and perform service and outreach to various relevant communities. Abundant opportunities for extra-departmental collaboration exist, including those within the Tickle College of Engineering and at nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the UT Medical Center, the UT Institute for Agriculture, and the College of Arts and Sciences, providing an outstanding infrastructure for experimental, computational, and theoretical research.

About UT

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the state’s flagship research university, is the largest and most comprehensive university in the University of Tennessee system. UT’s Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is among the longest-operating chemical engineering programs in the southeastern US and has enjoyed substantial growth and transformation in the past 15 years, quadrupling undergraduate enrollment and tripling doctoral student enrollment.

About Knoxville

The city of Knoxville is a hidden gem surrounded by eight gorgeous lakes, with a beautiful and walkable downtown, a diverse music scene including internationally recognized festivals, active neighborhoods, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural and outdoor activities. UT is located within easy driving distance of the Great Smoky Mountains, Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, and Cincinnati.


A PhD or equivalent doctoral-level degree in chemical engineering or a closely related field is required.

Application Instructions

Interested individuals should submit an electronic package consisting of a letter of application, statement of research and teaching interests and plans, curriculum vitae, statement addressing the applicant’s ability to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion, copies of up to three pertinent publications, and names and contact information of at least three references. Apply directly through Interfolio.

Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2022, and will continue until the positions are filled. Address questions to Search Committee Chair Professor Manolis Doxastakis at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.