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Assistant or Associate Professor of Teaching in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California
Annual salary range: $104,300 – 139,900 plus full benefits
Closing date
Jan 5, 2024

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Biotechnical
Work Function
Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Teaching with a target start date of July 1, 2024. Professors of Teaching are hired under the Lecturer with Security of Employment series at the University of California and are full members of the Academic Senate. Assistant Professors of Teaching, upon promotion to Associate Professor of Teaching, receive security of employment, which is comparable to tenure. Appointment, merit, and promotion in the Professor of Teaching series requires, in addition to excellence in teaching and service, that the candidate makes outstanding and externally recognized contributions in research/creative activity in pedagogy and/or the discipline.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in chemical and biomolecular engineering; developing, supporting, and assessing best practices for education across the department; evaluating and deploying new and emerging instructional tools and resources; and leading undergraduate accreditation initiatives. We seek candidates with a doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering or a closely related field. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Postdoctoral experience and a proven teaching record at the university level are highly desirable. Preference will be given to candidates who have innovative ideas for lecture and laboratory instruction and for the development of courses relevant to graduate professional degree programs.

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Applications require a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement (including future plans for scholarship in engineering pedagogy and/or disciplinary research), and a statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Applicants should provide the contact information for three individuals who are prepared to provide a reference letter to be submitted on their behalf. Letters will be requested at a later stage of the review process.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by January 4, 2024. Apply online at:


The University of California, Irvine, established in 1965, is ranked among the nation’s top 10 public universities. It also ranks among the nation’s best research institutes with >$580M in yearly funding and is well-regarded for its highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research culture.

A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education. Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public-school systems in the nation.

About UC Irvine

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.


UC Irvine is a university located in Irvine, California.

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