Department of Chemistry



Two Assistant Professor Faculty Positions, University of Akron, School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

The School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering (SPSPE) at The University of Akron (UA) seeks to fill two tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor rank beginning in Fall 2023.  

Position 1: Assistant Professor, School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering (Job ID 13854) 
The ideal candidate would develop an internationally recognized research program in the sustainable manufacturing of polymeric materials.  Examples of specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, carbon-neutral processing methods, life-cycle assessment, data analytics, chemical modifications, in-situ characterization during manufacturing, and innovative manufacturing methods related to polymeric materials. 

Position 2: Assistant Professor, Polymer Engineering (Job ID 13855) 
The ideal candidates have research expertise and interests in experimental and/or computational rheology of polymers and complex fluids, polymer processing including additive manufacturing, and/or mechanics of soft matter. 

For full job descriptions and to apply please visit and search the Job ID listed for each position. Review of applicants will begin on December 5, 2022.