Assistant Teaching Professor - Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

University of Kansas
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 01, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Title

Assistant Teaching Professor - Chemical & Petroleum Engineering


Chemical & Petroleum Engr

Primary Campus

University of Kansas - Lawrence

Job Description

75 – 80% Teach undergraduate and graduate courses; the expectation is 4 courses per year at minimum. Develop 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.

Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)



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Conditions of Employment

Limited Term

Contact Information to Applicants

Professor Stevin Gehrke,

Position Number


Required Qualifications

  • 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

  • Employee Class


    Advertised Salary Range

    Commensurate with Experience



    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching chemical engineering lecture or laboratory courses.
  • Experience using software and A/V tools for effectively educating students or colleagues by active learning in the classroom or by remote instruction

  • Position Overview

    The Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Kansas (KU) is seeking outstanding candidates for an Assistant Teaching Professor starting in Fall 2021. 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 2021. 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.



    Application Review Begins


    Anticipated Start Date


    Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete online application will include the following PDF files: a letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of reference, a teaching statement and diversity statement. The letters of reference may also be sent to: Professor Stevin Gehrke, Chair of the Search Committee, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Learned Hall, 1530 W. 15th Street, Room 4132, Lawrence, Kansas, 66045-7609 or emailed to

    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.
  • Review of application materials begins January 4, 2021 and continues as long as necessary to collect a qualified pool of candidates.

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