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Tenure-track Faculty Position in Chemical and Biological Engineering

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder is currently seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position. The opening is targeted at the level of Assistant Professor, but experienced candidates with outstanding credentials will be considered for Associate or Full Professor Appointments. The department and college are particularly interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. The department anticipates that faculty hired from this search will start in August 2023.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

For more information about the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, please visit:

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What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Successful candidates will be expected to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching, contribute professional leadership and service, and develop a vigorous, externally funded research program in their technical area that synergizes with others in the University of Colorado system (the search is open with respect to research area). The typical effort distribution for tenure-track faculty is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check pilot program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check pilot program is intended to allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a candidate's conduct at their previous institutions, specifically conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination – before making hiring decisions. All final candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information.
  • The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce and inclusive work culture that respects the rights and dignity of all individuals in our academic community. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at:

What We Can Offer


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree or expect to have completed their Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering or a related field by the time they are appointed as a tenure-track faculty member.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A 1-page cover letter describing your interest in the position and your personal academic goals.
  2. A current resume/CV.
  3. A statement of your experience with and plans to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic culture in engineering at a historically white university (2-3 pages). See the Support for Faculty Applicants website for statement guidance.
  4. A statement of your experience and plans for teaching and student mentoring a diverse student body (2-3 pages).
  5. A statement of your experience and plans for research and/or creative work that contributes to the body of knowledge in your field and broader benefits to education and society.
  6. The names and contact information for 3 to 5 references who will be contacted as the search progresses.

Faculty in our college play many roles, including promoting excellence in teaching, research, mentoring, and service to the university and the profession. The potential for excellence in advancing equity and inclusion will be considered jointly with the potential for excellence in teaching and research. Application materials should reflect a compelling interest in that combination of job requirements.

Suggestions for preparing application materials can be found at

For the research and teaching statements, applicants should describe their plans to develop a recognized research program based on scholarly work in their particular field, their ideas for interdisciplinary collaboration, their experience and interests in teaching undergraduates and graduates, and their plans for inspiring diverse students to conduct research.

In addition, please indicate in the cover letter if you plan to attend the AIChE, BMES, or MRS national Fall meeting and provide the details of the sessions and talks scheduled (if any).

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and will receive full consideration if received by December 1st, 2022.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs. Search for requisition number: 43236.

Posting Contact Information

Contact Name: Daniel Schwartz, Search Committee Chair

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Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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