Employment Opportunities

Assistant or Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


The Hampton University School of Engineering and Technology invites nominations and applications for highly qualified candidates for a full-time nine (9) month tenure-track position in the area of chemical engineering.  Please note that tenure-track positions are offered at the discretion of the University conditional upon expertise, credentials, and qualifications of the successful candidate(s).   The anticipated start is August 23, 2021.


Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton. It is a privately endowed, co-educational, non-sectarian institution of higher learning with accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia. The School of Engineering and Technology includes the Department of Engineering, Department of Architecture, and Department of Aviation. The programs are ABET, NAAB, and AABI accredited.

The engineering departments at Hampton offer BS degrees in chemical, computer, and electrical engineering and has a long history of funded research in areas including energy, materials, nanotechnology, biomedical and health applications, controls, manufacturing, reverse engineering, environmental monitoring, transportation, computer networking, and engineering education. Projects have included collaborations with colleagues within the School of Engineering and Technology, other Schools on campus (notably the School of Science and School of Business), and with colleagues at other academic institutions, in industry, and at federal agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate is expected to develop and lead independent research programs of international prominence and teach a full load of undergraduate courses in the chemical engineering and the fundamentals of engineering curricula.  Faculty will collaborate on various research initiatives (including some of an interdepartmental nature).


Applicants must have a PhD in Chemical Engineering and have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, leadership and research.  The successful candidates' expertise is expected to complement existing departmental strengths in catalysis, energy, fluid-particle systems and nanomaterials.


Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate previous teaching experience at the university level.

The successful candidate(s) will possess the following skills and abilities: 

  • High level of energy and initiative,
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, 
  • Written record of securing external funding, and 
  • Proven ability to handle multiple priorities while maintaining a high level of professionalism and attention to detail.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Salary is commensurate with rank/experience.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, personal contact information, and a list of three professional references (names and addresses) electronically to joyce.shirazi@hamptonu.edu, or to the following address via US mail: 

 Joyce Shirazi, DSc, PE

Dean, School of Engineering and Technology 

Hampton University 

Hampton, VA 23668


Hampton University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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