Job ID: 196549

Asst/Assoc Teaching Professor - Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

University of Kansas

  • Oct. 10, 2022
  • Asst/Assoc Teaching Professor - Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
  • Chemical & Petroleum Engr
  • University of Kansas
    Lawrence, KS
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Chemical/Petroleum

The Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Kansas (KU) is seeking outstanding candidates for an Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor starting in Fall 2023. Appointment level will be based on an applicant’s scholarly and teaching record. All Teaching Professor positions, regardless of rank, are non-tenured positions appointed for a three-year limited term period. Due to the percentage of effort focused upon instructional duties, all applicants must possess outstanding teaching skills and teach a minimum of two regularly scheduled classes per semester.

Successful candidates must have an earned doctorate or equivalent in chemical or petroleum engineering or closely related field or anticipated completion of doctorate by August 2023. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in pedagogical design and teaching, excellence in oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work well with students, faculty, and administrators. Evidence of such interest and skills may be demonstrated by, but is not limited to, prior success teaching chemical engineering courses using software and A/V tools helpful with active learning and remote or online education; authorship of articles, conference presentations or coursework on engineering education and on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in engineering; professional experience as a practicing engineering that is relevant to undergraduate education; or experience leading student organizations such as the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Society of Women Engineers and the National Society of Black Engineers. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the effective date of the appointment. For eligible international candidates, KU provides immigration support and sponsorship.

The University of Kansas is a major public research and teaching institution that operates through a diverse, multi-campus system. KU’s many parts are bound together by a mission to serve as a "center for learning, research, scholarship and creative endeavor" in the state of Kansas, the nation and the world. An ideal campus, historic and wireless at the same time, KU is home to one of the top public-university library systems in the nation. The university fosters a multicultural environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

75 – 80% Teach undergraduate and graduate courses; the expectation is 4 courses per year at minimum. Develop courses, including online and asynchronous courses, and participate in curriculum development. Assist in the development and implementation of technology and student-centered pedagogies in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering courses. Supervise Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and Undergraduate that assist in their classes.

10 – 15% Scholarship that contributes to the teaching mission of faculty, primarily in the areas of pedagogy, student retention and development of strategies for improving an atmosphere of inclusiveness toward members of under-represented groups. Contribute to course transformation efforts and assessment and conduct and present research on teaching and learning. This can include partnering with faculty members to teach and implement creative and effective mechanisms for improving student learning, engagement, and retention, especially in large introductory courses.

10 – 15% Perform service to the Department, School, and University.

Teaching faculty members are expected to advise and mentor undergraduate students and serve on department’s unit-level undergraduate committees and other committees as appropriate.


For appointment at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor:
- A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Chemical or Petroleum Engineering or closely related field
- Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work well with students, faculty, and administrators.
- Demonstrated interest in pedagogical design and improvement in course teaching

For appointment at the rank of Associate Teaching Professor:
- All of the above requirements at the Assistant level.
- Documented ability to teach related courses.
- Evidence of scholarly or teaching achievement to support rank of Associate Teaching Professor.

Professor Stevin Gehrke,

A complete online application will include the following PDF files: a letter of application, curriculum vita, a teaching statement and diversity statement, and the names and contact information for at least three references.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
- Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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