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Professor of Teaching in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

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The Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of California, Irvine (ChEMS@UCI) invites applications for a “Professor of Teaching in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science” faculty position with potential security of employment. This position parallels the tenure track faculty research series starting Fall Quarter 2016. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate lecture, laboratory, and design courses; the development, support and assessment of best-practices for education across the Department; the evaluation and deployment of new and emerging instructional tools and resources; and leadership on undergraduate accreditation initiatives. This position falls under the Lecturer with Security of Employment series at the University of California and requires, in addition to excellent teaching and service, that the candidate makes outstanding and recognized contributions to the development of his or her specific discipline and/or of pedagogy.

ChEMS@UCI is a vibrant unit with a growing stature offering B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering, and graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.) in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. Located centrally within the greater southern California megalopolis, just miles from the Pacific Ocean, we aspire to address grand challenges related to biotechnology, health care, energy, and the environment, and to prepare our graduates to be leaders in these fields. We seek candidates with a doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or a closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates who have innovative ideas for lecture and laboratory instruction, and can contribute to both Chemical Engineering and Materials Science programs. Postdoctoral experience and a proven teaching record at the university level are highly desirable. Relevant teaching and research experience includes peer-reviewed publications of creative work and a demonstrated passion for engineering education that motivates high-quality educational experiences in laboratory, lecture and field settings. We also seek candidates skilled at coordination with regional partners in academia, industry, government and resource agencies to enhance Department programs, e.g., through internship programs, off-campus learning opportunities, and coordination of educational activities with community colleges and the California State University system to facilitate student transfers into our curricular programs. Grant writing in support of innovative instructional initiatives and modernization of educational facilities, while not required, will add to the strength of this position.

Applications should be submitted electronically. Instructions can be found at

This position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and all supporting materials should be received by January 16, 2017.

Information about the department can be found at

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.

Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching Experience & Philosophy - Describes the applicant's university-level teaching background and philosophy

  • Statement of Proposed Teaching Activities - Describes proposed contributions to the departmental educational mission. This can include specific course/topic interests, plans for improving the curriculum, teaching effectiveness, and student engagement, including assessment of program outcomes.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)