Professor of Chemical Engineering

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering


The Department of Chemical Engineering at Penn State ( invites applications for a tenured faculty position in catalytic science and technology. We seek an established scholar in the field who can provide leadership and vision for growing catalysis research at Penn State as Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of a newly formed Center for Advanced Catalytic Science. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemical engineering or a related field at the time of starting the position and a strong record of scholarly achievement. The successful candidate will assume a key role in interdisciplinary research collaborations and engagement with Penn State's Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE), and its Materials Research Institute (MRI), The University Park campus has superb facilities for experimental and computational research in catalysis. The Materials Characterization Laboratory,, supports synthesis and catalytic testing and has world-class in-situ microscopy and spectroscopy facilities. The Institute for Cyberscience has extensive high-performance computing facilities. The director of the Center for Advanced Catalytic Science will lead the development of the center through the recruitment of new faculty in targeted disciplines of catalysis. Penn State’s College of Engineering strives to build a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment for students, staff, and faculty. We rely on the expertise, sensitivity and commitment of an inclusive faculty to enhance diversity, seek equity, and create a welcoming environment within our community. We are committed to nurturing a learning and working environment that respects differences in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation. In welcoming every candidate, we strive to meet the needs of professional families by actively assisting with partner-placement needs. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Screening of applicants will be done as applications are received. Applicants should submit a statement outlining their vision for a catalysis center at Penn State, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of four references, in one pdf file electronically.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088