Chemical Catalysis Faculty

Assistant, Associate or Full Professorship in Chemical Catalysis


Proposed Start Date


Appointment Conditions

Tenure-track, 9-month, full-time

Job Description

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering seeks a tenure-track faculty position in chemical catalysis at the assistant, associate or full professor level. This person joins 19 collegial, supportive and diverse faculty.  He/she will have the opportunity to directly engage in significant interdisciplinary collaborations including the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals and the Bioeconomy Institute at ISU. Responsibilities will include training of graduate students as well as undergraduate education and service activities.

The chemical catalysis search seeks candidates in the areas of catalysis or catalytic materials synthesis.  Interest in converting biorenewable molecules is highly desirable.

Iowa State University and the College of Engineering are invested in increasing the participation of those traditionally underrepresented among engineering faculty. In this we benefit from funding from NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation, Innovation Through Institutional Integration and Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate.



Assistant Professor: PhD in Chemical Engineering or related discipline and experience that demonstrates a commitment to teaching and research that will contribute to advancement in conversion of biorenewables.Associate Professor: In addition to the qualifications above, candidates must have significant experience and accomplishments in his/her area of expertise, nationally recognized scholarship, experience that demonstrates the ability to support his/her research with significant external funding and experience that demonstrates a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Full Professor: In addition to the qualifications mentioned above, candidates must also have internationally recognized scholarship.

Research in the area of chemical catalysis with interest in converting biorenewable molecules.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted electronically to vacancy ID #110555 at  If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please contact Professor Kurt Hebert (, 515-294-6763).

Qualified applicants should complete the application and attach a letter of application, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for at least three references. For full consideration please submit application by January 1, 2012. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.