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Teaching Assistant/Associate/Full Professor 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 seeking two full-time Teaching Assistant Professors who embrace engineering education, employ active learning, and have strong technical backgrounds.

This position is anticipated to be hired at the Teaching Assistant Professor (Instructor) rank; however, qualified candidates may be considered at the Teaching Associate Professor (Senior Instructor) rank or Teaching Professor (Principal Instructor) rank.

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

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 36 faculty members, approximately 30 postdoctoral associates, 155 graduate students, and more than 400 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 are accessed millions of times annually.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • The typical distribution of work for this role is 80% teaching and 20% leadership and service.
  • The selected candidate will be offered a multi-year contract which may be renewable; specific term length will vary based on start date.

What You Should Know

  • The anticipated start date for this position is Fall 2024, however a later start date may be negotiated.
  • 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 and biological engineering courses.

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

  • Candidate must have earned a Ph.D. in chemical and biological engineering or a related field.
  • For a candidate to be considered for appointment to the Teaching Associate Professor rank, the applicant must also have a minimum 6 years of teaching chemical and biological engineering at a higher education level and meet unit criteria at this level.
  • For a candidate to be considered for appointment to the Teaching Professor rank, the applicant must also have an additional 3 years (9 years total) of teaching chemical and biological engineering at a higher education level or comparable experience, and the candidate must be able to demonstrate a “record of distinction” based on departmental and college criteria. More information about the Teaching Professor rank is available online at

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Industry or laboratory experience, while not required, is an asset.
  • Experience in teaching or working in biological engineering or biomedical engineering, while not required, is an asset.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials as individual PDF files:

  1. Cover Letter: A one-page cover letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your personal qualifications and academic goals.
  2. Resume/CV: A current curriculum vitae.
  3. A Statement of Teaching Philosophy: A statement of your experience and plans for teaching and mentoring a diverse student body (2-3 pages).
  4. Diversity and Inclusion Statement: Statement of how you plan to contribute to CU’s efforts to become a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist university. For guidance in writing this statement, see (1-2 pages).
  5. Names and contact information for 3-5 references: Contact information for 3-5 references who may be contacted as the search progresses. Please include names, job titles, phone numbers, and email addresses. *Note* Separately during the application process, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information for at three references who can submit letters of recommendation to be considered along with your application materials. These can be the same individuals that you provide in the contact document.
  6. *Optional* Teaching Samples: (no more than 2) of student/course evaluations, course syllabi, and number of students in classes.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however for full consideration please apply by March 1, 2024.

*Note* Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs (search by job title or by requisition #54537). Background checks will be conducted for all final applicants.

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