Faculty Position

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking exceptional candidates for a faculty position in all areas relating to chemical and biomolecular engineering. Applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level are welcome. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Faculty members in the department teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses and are expected to initiate and sustain a vigorous research program.  

Please visit to view the complete position announcement and application instructions. The application deadline for full consideration was December 1, 2021. 

The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled that participates in the federal e-Verify program and participates in a background check program focused on prior criminal or sexual misconduct history

Now hiring Classroom Assistants and Tutors for Spring 2022!

  • Assist professors and lecturers with classroom responsibilities 
  • Tutor undergraduate students in chemical engineering core courses
  • Needed for the 2022 Spring semester
  • 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 to understand core course materials.  It is estimated that the total time commitment depends upon the assignment but is expected to be no more than 8-10 hours per week.

Qualifications:  Undergraduate student applicants should be in chemical engineering and should have completed three or more ChBE courses, 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 backgrounds may be considered.

Applications should be received by noon on Friday, December 10. Please submit the application package to the departmental office; contact information is below (electronic submission is requested).  Late applications may be considered. 

Procedures for Application:   

Send to:
Jadii Rodgers
Department Assistant
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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  • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is a nationally renowned venue, attracting theater, musical, and dance performances from entertainers from around the globe. 
  • The Illinois Marathon offers races for all skill levels from 5K to a full 26.2-mile race. This scenic course takes you through Champaign-Urbana, and can even help you qualify for the Boston Marathon. 
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