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Faculty Position in the Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Permanent, Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering (CBE) at the Florida A&M University (FAMU)-Florida State University (FSU) College of Engineering invites applications from highly qualified individuals for a tenured or tenure track faculty position in chemical engineering, in the city of Tallahassee, Florida.  We are seeking faculty candidates for an assistant professor position, however, exceptional candidates at higher ranks will be considered.

CBE has a dynamic group of faculty members actively involved in research encompassing various areas of biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, and materials science and engineering. Successful candidates will have many opportunities to interact and collaborate with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, FSU College of Medicine, FSU Interdisciplinary Program in Materials Science and Engineering, FSU Institute of Molecular Biophysics, FSU Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, and FSU Departments of Scientific Computing, and Chemistry and Biochemistry as well as the FAMU Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry and Physics. (Details can be found at the Department web page: www.eng.fsu.edu/cbe).

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is the unique combination of two outstanding universities with overlapping but distinct missions - the nation's top Historically Black College/University and a Tier-1 research university. As such we provide an outstanding research and entrepreneurship-based education to one of the most diverse student populations in the US. Faculty are employed by one of our partner universities, but hold joint faculty privileges at both institutions.

Candidates must possess an earned Ph.D. in chemical engineering, or a closely related discipline, and demonstrate documented potential for outstanding research. Priority will be given to candidates with background in advanced computational methods and that can collaborate and interact with current faculty members.  Successful candidates are expected to develop research programs that are internationally-recognized with significant and sustained funding, incorporate interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers across campus, and demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in education. Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and supervising undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral researchers are expected.

Applicants should submit:
  1. A cover letter
  2. A full curriculum vitae
  3. A 2 to 3-page research statement. This statement should clearly indicate how the proposed research efforts will connect to other efforts in the Department and universities.
  4. A one-page teaching statement
  5. No more than three selected publications for review
  6. The names and contact information of four potential references
  7. An Equal Employment Opportunity Survey for Faculty Applicants (https://eng.famu.fsu.edu/sites/default/files/pdfs/FAMU-FSU-COE-EEOC-Form-f…)

Application Documents should be combined into one single PDF file and sent to the contact email listed below:


Any questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Bruce R. Locke at locke@eng.famu.fsu.edu. Applications should be received by November 15, 2021 to receive full consideration but will be reviewed until the position is filled. The appointment is expected to begin in August 2022. Additional information about both universities and the department may be found at http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.


Florida A&M University and Florida State University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers that encourage applications from minorities and women, and comply with the American Disabilities Act. Both are public records agencies pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.

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