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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Open Rank Specialized Teaching Faculty Positions

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks energetic and student-oriented individuals for Specialized Teaching Faculty positions-Teaching Professor (all ranks -Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer. Teaching Faculty positions are 9-month (Aug 16- May 15; paid over 12 months), full-time academic appointments (non-tenure track). The Department has approximately 600 total undergraduate students. The department resides in the School of Chemical Sciences, within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Responsibilities: 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 Professor position (all ranks -Assistant/Associate/Full) will be expected to engage in scholarly research and service to the department/college/university. 

Qualifications: These positions require a PhD in chemical engineering, engineering education, or closely related field. 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 2020.

Create your University of Illinois application through selecting the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Open Rank-Specialized Teaching Faculty Positions-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and upload PDF files as follows:

*Lecturer/Senior Lecturer are required to submit a 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 are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, as well as a 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. The online application will require names and contact information for three references.

Please contact the unit at if you have questions.  In order to ensure full consideration, applications materials (in PDF format only) must be received by January 31, 2020.  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.

Hourly Assistants Wanted

Classroom Assistants and Tutors

  • Assist professors and lecturers with classroom responsibilities
  • Tutor undergraduate students in chemical engineering core courses
  • Available Spring 2019 (January 21 – May 15)
  • Hourly wage $16/hr

Duties and time commitments are dependent upon assignment and may include one or more of the following tasks. For assisting professors and lecturers: classroom assistance; conducting discussion sections; holding office hours; grading homework sets; and assisting in the grading of reports, tests, quizzes, and exams. For tutoring: facilitate tutor sessions to help students understand core course materials.  It is estimated that the total time commitment depends upon the assignment, but is expected to be no more than 10-12 hours per week.

Qualifications:  Undergraduate student applicants should be in chemical engineering, should have completed or are currently enrolled in ChBE 422 and ChBE 424, maintain a high GPA (preferably 3.7 or higher), and possess strong communication skills. Graduate students are welcome to apply. Degrees in disciplines with similar ChemE background may be considered.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by 12 p.m. noon, Nov. 15, 2019. Please submit your application package to the departmental office, contact information below (paper or electronic submission is welcome).

Procedures for Application:

  • Complete the Hourly Assistant Application Form.
  • Provide availability to serve as a classroom assistant. Include your class schedule.
  • Send a pdf of your DARS report.
  • Provide a name and email of a University of Illinois professor or lecturer for reference.

Send to:

Jenny Daly / via Jadii Rodgers

Associate Director of Finance and Administration

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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