RBI-GT Announces Faculty Search

Georgia Tech recently announced academic and research faculty openings in support of RBI’s strategic thrusts.  Georgia Tech’s academic faculty support the research and educational mission of the Renewable Bioproducts Institute.  To enrich the academic and technical contributions in the fields aligned with RBI’s strategic thrusts, Georgia Tech is announcing openings in academic Schools and seeks qualified candidates for these positions.

Tenure Track Faculty Position

THE GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the development of any aspect of chemistry or biochemistry related to feedstocks from renewable and sustainable sources. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, functional biomaterials, catalysis, energy harvesting and storage, efficient syntheses and processes, and plant bioengineering and synthetic biology. Opportunities for significant interaction with and support from the Institute for Paper Science and Technology at Georgia Tech (ipst.gatech.edu) will be available. Candidates with interdisciplinary research programs may be considered for joint appointments with other campus units.  Exceptional candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. Assistant Professor candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research plans, description of teaching interests and philosophy, and arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation. Candidates at advanced levels should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. All materials and requests for information should be submitted electronically, as per the instructions found at:  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4045   The application deadline is September 15, 2014, with application review continuing until the position is filled. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution. 

Professor of the Practice

The School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and the Renewable Bioproducts Institute of Georgia Tech announce they will hire a Professor of the Practice to teach and research in a field affiliated with pulp and paper manufacturing. The professor of the practice will support the strategic mission of the Renewable Bioproducts Institute and, through the graduate academic program, enter into collaboration with the Schools of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Mechanical Engineering. A joint appointment is possible. The candidate should have significant knowledge of pulp & paper related technologies and have contributed to advances in the field of biorefining. The Professor of the Practice is a non-tenure track position designated for qualified academic, business, or government leaders. Qualifications and expectations for this position include a substantial base of experience and a national/international reputation for excellence, and must be able to serve as liaison between industry or government and the Institute in identifying teaching and research opportunities. The candidate must hold a PhD in a relevant engineering or scientific field. Successful candidates will be capable of developing nationally-recognized research programs in a collaborative environment that emphasizes industrially oriented research and contributes to the School’s history of educational excellence. Qualified candidates would be expected to generate financial resources to support and enhance Institute programs. Consideration of applications will begin on June 1, 2014. To apply, send a cover letter, CV, description of proposed research program, a statement of teaching interests, and a list of at least three professional references to faculty.candidates@ipst.gatech.edu. The School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering is one of the largest chemical engineering programs in the US, with more than 200 graduate and 800 undergraduate students. We are part of the Georgia Tech College of Engineering, which consistently ranks in the top 5 engineering colleges in the nation for both undergraduate and graduate programs. All of Georgia Tech’s undergraduate and graduate engineering programs are ranked in the top 10 by US News and World Report.

The Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI) at Georgia Tech, formerly the Institute of Paper Science and Technology, helps companies remain competitive by advancing the use of renewable raw materials in expanding markets such as biochemicals, specialty paper products, food and beverage packaging, biofuels, health and hygiene, pharmaceuticals, automotive, electronics and advanced materials. The Paper Science & Engineering MS/PhD program has 50 students in engineering and in the sciences. For more information, visit www.chbe.gatech.edu and www.bioproducts.gatech.edu.

Georgia Tech is an equal opportunity employer and a unit of the University System of Georgia.

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