Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

Employment Opportunities

Teaching Faculty

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an energetic and student-oriented individual for a Teaching Faculty position. Teaching Faculty positions are 9 month (paid over 12), full-time academic appointments (non-tenure track) at the rank of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Teaching Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (title commensurate with experience and qualifications).  The department has approximately 700 total undergraduate students.  The department resides in the School of Chemical Sciences, within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


The principal duties are to (i) effectively teach required Chemical Engineering undergraduate courses, (ii) develop, implement and evaluate programs that improve the engagement and education of the students within the program.  Teaching Faculty of all ranks are responsible for preparing and presenting lectures, organizing and supervising laboratory sections, supervising design projects, writing and grading examinations and laboratory reports, holding office hours to meet with students outside of class time, monitoring teaching assistants, and assigning grades.  Teaching faculty members will be encouraged to develop innovative teaching methods and educational enrichment activities.  Other Teaching Faculty duties include involvement in course and program assessment, curriculum development, advising, K-12 outreach and recruitment, and other education-related committee work.  Applicants for the Teaching Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level will be expected to engage in scholarly research and service to the department/college/university.


These positions require a PhD in Chemical Engineering, Engineering Education, or closely related field.  Lecturer applicants must have strong Chemical Engineering teaching skills.  Preference will be given for three years’ experience in a university teaching and/or work experience as an engineering professional.  Senior Lecturer and Teaching Professorial applicants will have demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching.  Teaching Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level applicants must demonstrate instructional and curricular impact both within the department and beyond, either through scholarly publications, invited talks, or other related activities involving their discipline, pedagogy, and student interactions.

Salary is competitive and based on experience.  The actual start date is negotiable, beginning as early as July 2017.

Create your University of Illinois application through selecting the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Teaching Faculty – Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and upload PDF files of your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy. The online application will require names and contact information for three references.  Teaching Assistant/Associate/Full Professor applicants must also upload PDF files of the following:

Teaching statement that summarizes their teaching philosophy and teaching accomplishments, including contributions to the curriculum beyond one’s own classroom (no more than 3 pages, single-spaced).

Research narrative that describes their current research agenda and plan for contributing scholarship that enhances the Department and University and makes an impact beyond the Campus.

Please contact SCS HR,, or (217)-300-1637 if you have questions.  In order to ensure full consideration, applications materials (in PDF format only) must be received by April 14, 2017.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

Classroom assistants

The department is currently seeking hourly assistants to serve as classroom assistants and tutors.

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Tenure-track faculty positions

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking exceptional candidates for a full-time faculty position in the broad areas of computation, systems, materials, transport, energy, sustainability, or biotechnology. Applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level are welcome. Faculty members in the department teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and are expected to initiate and sustain a vigorous research program. An earned Ph.D. with a distinguished academic record is required. Candidates for associate or full professor rank should have demonstrated evidence of leadership in the field at the national and international level, respectively.

The target starting date is August 16, 2017 but is flexible based on candidate’s needs.  For full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2016. Early applicants may be interviewed before the closing date. However, every application submitted prior to the closing date will receive full consideration. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

To apply, visit and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of at least three professional references, and descriptions of past research accomplishments and future research program directions. Questions can be addressed to the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department office, 217-244-9214,

Illinois has an active and successful dual career academic couple program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty and staff

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (