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Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Faculty Opening in Chemical Engineering

Applications Due:
November 15, 2021

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The Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a faculty position at any academic level in the area of chemical engineering. Candidates with strong commitments to research and teaching excellence are encouraged to apply. For appointments at the assistant professor level, the term of the initial appointment is four years and is contingent upon completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or in a related field. Reappointment beyond the initial term is contingent upon successful review conducted prior to the commencement of the fourth year. Exceptionally well-qualified applicants at the tenured level will also be considered.

Interested candidates should apply online. Applications should include a curriculum vita, publication list, teaching statement, and a description of proposed research. Applicants for Assistant Professor should also request three letters of recommendation. Applicants should submit a diversity and inclusion statement that discusses past and/or anticipated contributions to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach. Applications should be received by November 15, 2021.

Questions about the application process may be directed to chemical-search@caltech.edu.

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After you submit your application form send the link that is provided to your three references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
    • curriculum vita;
    • publication list;
    • teaching statement;
    • description of proposed research;
    • and a diversity and inclusion statement.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Click here to read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-3904 for assistance or contact chemical-search@caltech.edu.

Caltech has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective October 15, 2021, requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees (with Institute-approved exemptions for religious or medical contraindications only). At present, an individual is deemed “fully vaccinated” when that person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). As a condition of employment, employees must submit official COVID-19 vaccine documentation. More information may be found here.