Open Rank Faculty Position (tenure-track) - Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering

The Department of Macromolecular Science & Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is soliciting applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning in the 2024-25 academic year. While all ranks will be considered, preference will be given to candidates at the assistant or associate professor level.

All areas of experimental and theoretical/computational polymer science & engineering will be considered, but candidates working in areas of sustainability and the environment, structure-property relationships, mechanical behavior, polymer engineering, and physics are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should possess a PhD or equivalent in Polymer Science/Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field. Candidates should be committed to working with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students. Candidates seeking positions at the Assistant Professor level should demonstrate potential for excellence in innovative research. Candidates seeking positions at the Associate Professor level should have established a significant research reputation nationally and possess a record of extramural funding. Candidates seeking positions at the level of full Professor should be recognized internationally for research excellence, leadership and scholarship in their discipline. 

Applications should include a cover letter, full CV, concise statements of research (4 pages), teaching interests (1 page), diversity and inclusion (1 page) and a list of at least three individuals who can be contacted for letters of recommendation. The diversity statement should explain how one’s research, teaching, and/or service contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion within a scholarly field(s) and/or how individual and/or collaborative efforts promote diversity, equity and inclusion inside and outside institutions of higher learning. Complete applications can be submitted online at Applications will be considered beginning December 1, 2023, but evaluation and recruitment of candidates will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Macromolecular Science & Engineering (, founded 60 years ago, is the home for 10 faculty, and over 100 BS, MS and PhD students, operating in a research intensive and highly collegial team. CWRU is located in the culturally diversified University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland Ohio, home of internationally famous music, art and historical institutions, as well as a lively restaurant scene.

Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics.

Case Western Reserve provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity by phone at 216.368.3066 or by email at Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.