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Instructor - Chemical & 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 seeking a full-time instructor who embraces engineering education, employs active learning, and has a strong technical background. Ranked in the top 20 by US News for both its undergraduate and graduate programs, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is a world-class department with 27 faculty members, approximately 40 postdoctoral fellows, 130 graduate students, and more than 700 undergraduate students.

The department has a proud tradition of academic excellence. We have two robust ABET-accredited undergraduate degree programs, where the emphasis is on interactive learning, computer applications, a wide variety of interdisciplinary options, and undergraduate research. We have created thousands of screencasts and interactive simulations – available on – that have over 17 million views.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and significant teaching experience. The candidate will aspire to push innovations in engineering education; help develop curriculum and other programmatic initiatives; be comfortable teaching larger (100+) groups of students; have a strong technical background in a chemical or biological engineering or related field; and be able to teach a range of core chemical engineering courses such as fluids, heat transfer, kinetics, etc., and preferably also biologically-focused engineering courses. Industry experience, while not required, is an enormous asset.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

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The College of Engineering and Applied Science at The University of Colorado Boulder is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. 


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

  • Doctorate (or international equivalent) within chemical engineering or a related field.  
  • Strong student teaching evaluations.
  • Ability to teach core chemical engineering classes.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Three years teaching experience.
  • Ability to teach biologically focused engineering courses.
  • Industry experience in a chemical or biological engineering-related field.
  • Experience teaching large (100+) classes.
  • Demonstrated service to an academic department.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Cover Letter; please address your interest and qualifications as it relates to this position and courses you would be enthusiastic to teach (2-3 pages).
  • Statement of your teaching philosophy (2-3 pages).
  • You will need to submit 3-5 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation at a later time. This information will be kept confidential.
  • Optional: Provide samples (no more than 2) of student and/or course evaluations, including course syllabi and number of students enrolled in the classes.
Review of applications will begin upon receipt; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

Posting Contact Name: Wendy Young

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer