College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering - Teaching

Champaign, IL
Mar 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Teaching Faculty

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

Organization Name: Chemical and Biomolecular Engr
College Name or Administrative Unit: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Category: Faculty and Other Academic
Open Date: 03/17/2017


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