Asst/Assoc Teaching Professor - Chemical & Petroleum
Chemical & Petroleum Engr
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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
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
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
Contact Information to Applicants
Professor Stevin Gehrke, email@example.com
For appointment at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor:
For appointment at the rank of Associate 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
- Demonstrated interest in pedagogical design and improvement in
- 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.
Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
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 2022.
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 2022. 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
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.
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, 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.
Review of application materials begins November 22, 2021 and
continues as long as necessary to collect a qualified pool of
- Describe your experiences working with people from diverse
backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your
commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.